Gourmet Holidays

The African cuisine is as varied and unique as the continent itself. From the Arabian-influenced curries in the East to the traditional braais of Southern Africa, it’s all to be expected and tasted in the world-class dining that’s on offer in our luxury properties. An epicurean traveller’s culinary adventure with a lavish smorgasbord of cuisines that will give you a look see into the varied culture of the continent.

African food is a real experience, but when it comes to washing it all down, the South African wine doesn’t falter. Countless vineyards scatter the country and in our opinion, it would be rude not to sample some of the local treats and indulge in some wine tasting. We provide an experience that gives you sumptuous food, paired with world class wine, from our hand picked accommodations, who are known for their gastronomic expertise. 

We can plan a trip for you to a property of your choice and plan an itinerary that takes your taste buds on a journey across the African continent. You can also take part in cooking experiences, and learn how to cook a three-course meal with a braai (barbeque). Any food restrictions you may have will be taken into consideration when creating your mouth watering holiday!

Gourmet Holidays Ideas

The Very Best of South Africa
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £5,190

The Very Best of South Africa

Brief Overview:

  • 2 nights Greater Kruger National Park
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 1 night Blue Train
  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 2 nights Hermanus
  • 2 nights Franschhoek
  • 2 overnight flights
Tee-off across South Africa
15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,945

Tee-off across South Africa

Stunning natural beauties, pleasant weather and magnificent green landscapes make South Africa one of golfers’ most sought-after destinations in the world. From vibrant Cape Town to enchanting Garden Route, this is a must-go for all green lovers. 

South Africa's Private Residences
15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £5,445

South Africa's Private Residences

Indulge and treat yourself in this 15-day itinerary, admire the colours of a dramatic Cape Town sunset from a Cape Edwardian mansion, sip a glass of some of the world's best wine in the garden of a private villa in Franschhoek and dive into the opulence of an exclusive lodge in the wild Zululand: the ideal journey for those wishing to taste the real South African experience in total luxury and relaxation. 

Brief overview:

  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 3 nights Franschhoek
  • 4 nights Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • 2 overnight flights
Taste the delights of South Africa
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,295

Taste the delights of South Africa

For all those culinary experts, this is the ideal luxury holiday for you. Self-drive your way across South Africa and taste as you go. South Africa has some of the finest cuisines in the world and if you're a foodie, it's a haven. Dine at the chef's table in one of the most exclusive spots in town - La Petite Colombe. You won't want to put your knife and fork down!

Single supplement: £760.00

Brief overview:

  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 2 nights Franschhoek
  • 3 nights Cederberg
  • 2 overnight flights
KwaZulu Natal Uncovered
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,295

KwaZulu Natal Uncovered

This exciting 14-day itinerary explores the sunny province of KwaZulu Natal. Hugging the Indian Ocean in the eastern part of the country and enjoying a sub-tropical climate, it offers a wide variety of experiences and attractions, all of which can be enjoyed year-round. Enjoy the local craft on the Midlands Meander in the heart of the Drakensberg Mountains, indulge in the history of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana battlefields, go in search of the Big5 on an exciting and authentic African Safari, and finally kick back and relax in the beautiful coastal resort of Zimbali.

Brief overview:

  • 2 nights Central Drakensberg
  • 3 nights KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields
  • 3 nights Hluhluwe
  • 3 nights Dolphin Coast
  • 2 overnight flights
Explore The Last Word
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £1,395

Explore The Last Word

The Last Word properties are South Africa's great hidden gems - small, boutique, and with personalised service and expert local knowledge. Located in the lush countryside in the peaceful Cape Town suburb of Constantia; in the heart of the winelands in South Africa's gourmet centrale Franschhoek; and by the endless, unspoilt beaches of Kommetjie – these three delights combine to offer the great Cape escape.  

Tatler Travel Guide Offer - Near & Safari
9 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,395

Tatler Travel Guide Offer - Near & Safari

This incredible 8-night itinerary includes stays in some of South Africa’s most luxurious yet relaxed properties. A whole host of experiences await you in this itinerary which takes you through the game-rich greater Kruger National Park, the gourmet capital of South Africa, and the incredible sandy beaches of the South African coastline. 

Brief overview:

  • 2 nights Greater Kruger National Park
  • 2 nights Franschhoek
  • 2 nights Hermanus
  • 2 overnight flights
The Art of South Africa
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,995

The Art of South Africa

Blessed with incredible public galleries, private collections and vibrant street art, South Africa is an art lovers dream. You'll get to experience these things and more all whilst staying at some truly extraordinary luxury properties on our specially designed tour. 

Brief Overview:

  • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • 3 nights Franschhoek
  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 2 overnight flights

Travel Tips

Our Top Five Unique South African Properties

South Africa is home to lots of amazing properties, but there are a few that are extra special. We've put together a list of the ones we think really stand out from the crowd.1. The Silo, Cape TownLocated above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mothe...

The Silo - The First Look

Africa Travel Director, Chris Wain was one of the first through the doors when Cape Town’s latest luxury hotel, The Silo by Royal Portfolio, opened recently. Here's what he had to say about the experience. Situated in the city’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development,...

Wolfgat Restaurant - A Review

Frances Geoghegan, Africa Travel Director, muses over her recent meal at Wolfgat in Paternoster. This fine dining establishment owned and run by self-confessed locavoire and forager Kobus Van der Merwe only opened its doors to the paying public in September 2016, but is now firmly established o...

5 Phenomenal Travel Experiences in Africa

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The Friday Night Barrel Auction

 The Friday Night Barrel Auction is one of the most exclusive and prestigious wine auctions in South Africa. Unique and strictly invite only, the auction gives guests the chance to taste delicious local eats and sample top quality South African wines directly from the barrel. Guests can also si...

Rijk's Country House Review

Christine Klerck, who heads our Cape Town office has just returned from a short stay at Rijk’s Country House in Tulbagh, courtesy of Axis Marketing. Here are her thoughts.Tulbagh is a rural village in the Cape Winelands, only 90 minutes’ s drive from Cape Town. It is not as well –k...

Leeu House Franschhoek Review

 Franschhoek is seemingly awash with small boutique hotels and guest houses, but how do you tell the wheat from the chaff in this adoringly picturesque village?A location on, or as near to the main street as possible is essential if you want to be within walking distance of the numerous restaur...

Top Gourmet Experiences in Cape Town

Foodies flock from around the world to visit South Africa, where the cuisine and wine are considered among some of the best in the world, but what exactly is it that makes this destination just so special? While yes it is certainly true that many of the restaurants here offer some of the finest food...

A Short Guide to the Wine Regions of South Africa

South Africa is one of the most widely recognised and established new world wine regions, and the UK is the country’s biggest export market. Explaining all of the wine regions of South Africa would take an essay, considering there are at least 24 recognised Wine of Origin production areas, so ...

The Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa

It's that time of the year again - the announcement of South Africa's top ten restaurants, as decided by the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. 1) The Test Kitchen, Cape TownIt should be no surprise that The Test Kitchen has done it again, taking top honours among S...

Campfire Cooking at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Chances are if you know something about South Africa, it might have to do with its world-renowned braai (barbeque to the Brits) skills. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve has added a Campfire Cooking excursion to its safari offerings, giving guests the chance to learn how to braai like a pro. Guests ...

Our Favourite Events in South Africa

South Africa is home to a plethora of events throughout the year. Whether you are looking to get cultured, embark on a gourmet dining experience, soak up the sporting festivities or just get back to nature, here’s a list of what not to miss.Franschhoek UncorkedIf you’d like to dabble in ...

La Colombe - A Review

Frances Geoghegan, Managing Director of Africa Travel, reviews La Colombe in its new location. I have been going to La Colombe for well over ten years; I went to enjoy the brilliance of Franck Dangereux, and later Luke Dale-Roberts, in the historic surrounds of Constantia Uitsig. Franck has lon...

Strandloper Ocean - A Review

Africa Travel Managing Director Frances Geoghegan reviews Strandloper Ocean. There is so much more to see in the Cape than just the mother city and the winelands, and one such place is the picturesque fishing village of Paternoster, 15km north-west of Vredenburg, and an easy 90 minute drive fro...

Review of Chefs Warehouse & Canteen - Cape Town

Frances Geoghegan, Managing Director of Africa Travel, reviews Cape Town's newest hot spot.I had heard great things about this restaurant; those in the know now consider it to be the best eatery in Cape Town. Being Irish, I know about Liam Tomlin - his cookery schools, his restaurant in Sydney a...

10 Best Safari Lodges for Foodies

Whilst the quality of food might not be the defining factor when choosing a safari lodge, it is becoming an increasingly influential thought in people’s minds. We would like to highlight those which we think offer the best culinary experience to compliment the superb game viewing you will be e...

Fresh Food from the Garden

As the lodge industry moves ever further into an era of sustainability and eco-friendly practices, lodges who grow their own produce are becoming increasingly popular places to stay. Not only are they ecologically friendly, but they provide important employment for local people who tend the gardens ...

Our top Romantic Restaurants in South Africa

New food experiences are an enormous part of any trip away, and a romantic getaway or honeymoon is no different. We are going to focus on Africa’s indisputable culinary capital – South Africa, and the restaurants that would be ideal additions to any itinerary.Aubergine, Gardens, Cape Tow...

Our Insider’s guide to the Cape’s Wine regions

As “New World” wines continue to soar in popularity, those coming from South Africa remain at the forefront of people’s minds when choosing a new tipple.The beauty of South Africa’s wine regions is that they are so easily accessible, offer a fantastic choice of accommodation ...

Our Favourite Food Experiences in South Africa

South Africa’s food scene has grown exponentially in recent years, with innovative chefs and restaurateurs bursting on to the scene with fresh new ideas. It helps, of course, that the raw ingredients South Africa as a country produces are of such a high quality, and that some of the worlds bes...

The Oyster Box - A Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga

Our Sales Director, Chris Wain has just returned from staying in an updated, old-time favourite the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. This classically-influenced hotel enjoys a near-perfect beach location right on the edge of the Indian Ocean and offers luxury and comfort in great style, and yet i...

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