South Africa’s Cape Region is well known for its stunning scenery, breathtaking beaches, picturesque wine estates and sights such as Table Mountain & Cape Point, but did you know it is also a foodie’s heaven and home to some outstanding eateries & wineries? Let Africa Travel help you create your perfect Cape Town culinary tour and enjoy the very best food and wines that the region has to offer
Leading the way for Cape restaurants for many years has been La Colombe, the breeding ground for renowned South African chefs such as Franck Dangereux and Luke Dale-Roberts. Now under the stewardship of Scot Kirton, the 8-course lunchtime tasting menu offers outstanding value at under £70.00 per head. La Colombe’s portfolio also includes three off-shoots in Franschhoek – Protégé, Epice & La Petite Colombe, as well as two venues on the city’s Waterfront, including the award-winning PIER.
The inspiration behind the world-beating Test Kitchen, Dale-Roberts is arguably the country’s most famous chef, and within his Cape Town stable are now The Pot Luck Club, Salon and TTK Fledgelings, all of which are well worth a visit, (although reservations are most definitely recommended though Africa Travel!)
Many of the region’s wine estates are rightfully lauded for their extraordinary wines, but some of them also play host to a selection of wonderful restaurants. There is Chorus on the Waterkloof Wine Estate and Geuwels at the Vergenoegd Low Estate, both under the careful control of the imaginative Bertus Basson, Liam Tomlin’s Chef Warehouse at Beau Constantia, (he also has an offering on the Maison Estate), as well as newcomer Arkeste which is hidden away on the Chamonix Wine Farm. Alfresco gourmet picnics are also de rigueur on the wine estates in this part of the world.
It doesn’t all have to be fine dining though – Cape Town is full of terrific, independently-owned venues such as Hemelhuijs, Ouzeri & Black Sheep, and for something a little different Africa Travel can arrange for you to have a cooking lesson with the local chef Zainie Misbach, who will teach you how to prepare a traditional Bo-Kaap lunch of bobotie, a fruity curry dish unique to the area.
Outside the city, the adventurous should head to the gourmet enclave of Paternoster, a small fishing village up on the West Coast boasting a disproportionate number of excellent eateries, including the supreme Wolfgat, which was voted the best restaurant in Africa and offers a 7-course locally-foraged tasting menu.
Wherever you’re planning to eat or drink on your South Africa food and wine tour, we will make sure you spend the duration of your holiday residing in comfortable, luxurious accommodation that is tailored to your requirements. Our dedicated staff listen to each of your needs and preferences before recommending the best accommodation for you, which is always based on their own personal experiences.
Excellent eateries can be found in some of the region’s finest properties, allowing the gourmet visitor the opportunity to fine-dine onsite – Cape Town’s historic Mount Nelson is home to both The Red Room and an iconic afternoon sea service, with The Cellars-Hohenort playing host to The Conservatory. The Steenberg Hotel has Bistro Sixteen82 whilst the One&Only Cape Town has an outlet of the world-famous Nobu. In the wine region Babylonstoren offers the award-winning Babel Restaurant and Leeu Estates the Dining Room, and further afield in Paternoster the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel & Abalone House properties have, respectively, the ever-excellent Leeto & Blues Restaurants. Wherever you choose to rest your head, we will ensure you stay in ideally located and serene accommodation during your Cape culinary tour.
If you’re looking to book a Cape Town culinary tour, Africa Travel can make sure that you get the almost most out of your trip. We have been providing our clients with dream holidays to Africa for over 30 years, using our extensive experience to ensure they enjoy a trip that meets their preferences. All of our staff have travelled the country, meaning we can give personalised recommendations for your trip, including the best places to stay, the best places to eat and the best wine-tasting tours to take. Making food and wine part of your South African adventure will create memories that will last a lifetime.
| If your taste buds have been tingled, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email email@example.com and start planning your Cape Town gourmet getaway.
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