South Africa Culinary Tour – Overview
There is nothing quite like South Africa, where legendary game, abundant Winelands, and a proud, multicultural population envelop you in a country as diverse as it is colorful. This modernizing nation, interwoven with deeply traditional African roots and bound together by its complex history, beckons the culinary explorer. Join our once-in-a-lifetime South Africa culinary tour and discover distinctive cultures and the vibrant traditions that define them.
You will begin your South Africa culinary tour in the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, where the famed township of Soweto looks to a modern future while honoring those who fought for equality. We then journey to the magnificent Drakensberg region, enjoying the humbling mountain range from the comfort of a sumptuous world-class manor. Next, we discover Durban, the largest Indian city outside of India, followed by a flight to the breathtaking coastal city of Cape Town. Finally, we explore the verdant Cape Winelands, sampling deeply flavorful local wines created from the warmth of the golden African sun. Along the way, you’ll connect with Zulu tribal people, savor authentic local dishes, view native game, and learn to cook Indian, African, and Cape Dutch cuisine.
With Access Trips, you’ll get exclusive insider experiences and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with an expert local guide. Cap off your spectacular journey with one of our optional Safari extensions and make your South Africa vacation simply unforgettable.
Discover why South Africa enchants its visitors by joining our culinary tour. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.
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South African Food
South African cooking is a sensuous and flavorful meld of European and native African cuisines with prominent Malay, Indian, and Portuguese influences. The result is a unique fusion of flavors that echoes South Africa’s powerful and significant history as well as its distinctive ingredients.
Our culinary tour invites you into traditional South African kitchens where you will cook with renowned chefs as you learn about their culture. We will make a tasty curry with an Indian chef in Durban, cook Cape Dutch cuisine on a farm in the Cape Winelands, and prepare delicious African food at a township cooking school that promotes social advancement by providing locals with vocational skills.More
South Africa Culinary Tour – Itinerary
Day 1: South Africa Culinary Tour Begins
Arrive at Johannesburg airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner at a quintessential South African restaurant. Overnight in an eco-chic boutique hotel.More
Day 2: Soweto Township
Tour of Soweto with cooking demonstration and traditional Zulu dancers. Overnight in an eco-chic boutique hotel.More
Day 3: Traditional Zulu Village
Zulu village visit, dine with the locals and meet a traditional herbalist. Overnight in a stunning manor hotel set amidst the Drakensberg mountains.More
Day 4: Durban Cooking Class & Flight to Cape Town
Indian cooking class and lunch, followed by a short flight to Cape Town. Optional authentic Cape Malay and African 14-course dinner. Overnight in luxurious boutique hotel in Cape Town.More
Day 5: Walking Food Tour of Cape Town & Table Mountain Cable Car Ride
Walking tour through Cape Town with visits to artisanal shops and street vendors to taste local dishes. Cable car ride up Table Mountain. Overnight in luxurious boutique hotel in Cape Town.
Day 6: Cape Peninsula
Full day tour of Cape Peninsula, penguin colony, and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Short boat trip to see fur seals and other wildlife. Overnight in luxurious boutique hotel in Cape Town.More
Day 7: District Six Museum & Township Cooking Class
Visit District Six museum followed by a traditional African cooking class in Langa township. Transfer to Cape Winelands with overnight in a boutique hotel.More
Day 8: Winelands Tour & Cape Dutch Cooking Class
Journey through Stellenbosch region for wine tasting. Afternoon nature drive, cooking class and farewell dinner. Overnight in a boutique hotel.More
Day 9: Guests Depart for Safari Extension or Flights Home
Beginning of 4-day optional Safari Extension or transfer to Cape Town International Airport for flights home.More