Culinary Experience – SA & Zimbabwe

Culinary Experience – SA & Zimbabwe

Trip highlights

  • Table Mountain
  •  Explore history, culture, nature, incredible vistas and delectable food
  •  Splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine
  • Breath-taking scenery
  • World-class cuisine and the finest wines
  •  Prime wildlife
  • From traditional ‘muti’ (medicine) shops to exclusive boutiques

Best time to go:  November – February

Tour at a glance

This gastronomic tour through South Africa and Zimbabwe features multi-course meals, traditional cooking instruction, wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting, and Big Five animal viewing.

Explore Cape Peninsula and Western Cape Winelands. You’ll sample the greatest South African wine and food at a selection of superb restaurants in a region with fresh ingredients and captivating landscapes. Sabi Sand and Malilangwe Game Reserves provide thrilling game drives, excellent wildlife watching, and wine-paired meals. On a gourmet tour, you’ll see southern Africa’s natural beauty, rich culture, and safari wildlife.

Cape Town is a world-class city. Table Mountain dominates this cosmopolitan metropolis, which offers history, culture, nature, beautiful vistas, and wonderful food. Cape Town highlights include a trip down the Atlantic seaboard and around Chapman’s Peak, getting up close to African penguins at Boulders Beach, and seeing the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Castle of Good Hope, or District Six Museum.

Franschhoek Valley is nestled amid mountains in Cape winelands. Here, superb wines are farmed and great chefs create international cuisine. Stunning surroundings, friendly hospitality, gourmet food, and great wines create unforgettable memories. Some of the stunning vineyards on the mountain slopes stretch back more than 300 years, when the French Huguenots colonized the region and brought their wine and cuisine culture. This historic valley is home to a friendly, charming hamlet. Visit Franschhoek Valley’s wineries for wine, brandy, cheese, and chocolate tastings. A cellar tour and culinary course at one of Franschhoek’s greatest restaurants will unveil the passion behind exceptional wines and cuisine and inspire you to elevate your own cooking. Each lunch and dinner will be at a different restaurant, showcasing diverse cuisines.

Kruger National Park is the second-oldest in the world and one of Africa’s best-known wildlife sanctuaries. The Park boasts the most diverse wildlife and flora of any African park at 6 million acres. Along the park’s western border, 650 000 acres of private conservation land are included (no physical barrier) in a mega-park termed ‘Greater Kruger’ This private area is divided into individually maintained reserves, including the famous Sabi Sand Reserve, where your lodge is located. The open vehicles, ability to pursue large game off-road, night drives with spotlights to seek for nocturnal animals, and some of the greatest wildlife trackers on the continent combine for a spectacular safari.

Second in Africa is Johannesburg. Without George Harrison’s gold find, the city might not exist. Harrison staked the first reef claim, sold it for 10, and vanished. This lively metropolis is the core of the country’s economy and the world’s largest gold-mining region. From traditional’muti’ (medicine) shops to upscale boutiques in upmarket malls, theatres, museums, cultural villages, restaurants, and more, Johannesburg is a diversified cultural melting pot deserving of its epithet ‘iGoli’ or ‘City of Gold’

Malilangwe Trust was founded in 1994 with the largest single donor investment ever in Zimbabwe to buy, protect, and administer the wilderness region close to Gonarezhou National Park in southeastern Zimbabwe. Singita Pamushana Lodge is the ecotourism arm of this 130,000-acre reserve. Its goal is to foster the sustainability of the animals and greater ecology while allowing tourists to share the lodge’s magic. Malilangwe is uninhabited. The area has hundreds of baobab trees and 500 bird species, including numerous raptors. The rolling savannah is abundant of large game, and the dam below the lodge attracts wildlife.

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