The Culinary Cape

South Africa

Eight luxury nights of food and wine heaven in South Africa’s culinary Cape

Luxury from £2700 per person

Itinerary Idea

8 Nights of food heaven and wonderful sights

Capetown – Cape Peninsula – Cape of Good Hope – Kirstenbosch – Franschhoek Valley –  Stellenbosch – Cederberg – Capetown

The luxurious 8 night Foodie focused itinerary is ideal for those wanting to experience the diversity of South Africa’s rich culinary heritage, while soaking up the iconic sights

DAY 1: Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle for your drop off at Cellars-Hohenort within acres of exquisite gardens in Cape Town’s historical Constantia Valley.

DAY 2: Cape Town ‘grazing’

Today we walk the streets of Cape Town and experience its history, its people and its culinary delights. En route we stop to taste a mixture of traditional food, South African street food and we visit some artisan foodie and coffee shops.

DAY 3: Cape Peninsula

Today is a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton, Camps and Hout Bays, before driving to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives. Enjoy spectacular views over False Bay before continuing to Simonstown, visiting the African Penguin breeding colony, then the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning to your hotel.

DAY 4: Cape Town – at leisure

Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance.World-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with dynamic student suburbs and vibrant nightlife. Malay and African heritage is evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English flavour and style.

DAY 5: Cape Town – winelands

This tailor-made tour by your resident wine expert of the Franschhoek Valley, includes exceptional estates such as Haute Cabriere, Moreson, La Motte and Grande Provence. You will delight in cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, olives and olive oil tastings and enjoy a lunch at one of the top restaurants or estates. Stay at Babylonstoren – a magnificent working wine and fruit farm in the glorious Drakenstein Valley.

DAY 6: Stellenbosch

Depart Babylonstoren heading over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to Stellenbosch. Here you will join your culinary guide as she leads you through the historic heart of of South Africa’s second oldest town. Sample some traditional cape food and wine, while meeting a host of colourful characters en-route! You’ll enjoy a heritage lunch platter at the oldest hotel in the country and visit the oldest shop in town.
We then continue on to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago – the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you. We stop at several renowned wine estates to sample some of their award winning wines before heading back to Babylonstoren.

DAY 7: Winelands > Cederberg

Three hundred km north of Cape Town lies the Cederberg, a 160 000 hectare wilderness area of dramatic views, spectacular rock formations and preserved natural wilderness. Named for its endemic Clanwilliam Cedars, the region encompasses rugged mountain terrain, plunging ravines, waterfalls, and nature reserves with San Rock Art. Charming towns offer art galleries, wine cellars and historic sites. Check in at Bushman’s Kloof, an exclusive private wilderness reserve and wellness retreat.

DAY 8: Cederberg – day at leisure

Spend the day at leisure, enjoying all Bushmans Kloof has to offer.
Enjoy Full English breakfast, a la carte light lunch, afternoon high tea, a la carte dinner and all lodge activities. Overnight Bushmans Kloof Main Lodge in a luxury room. Next day,transfer by road to Cape Town International Airport, for the end of your tour – or extend for a safari experience in the Sabi Sands.