South Africa:Cape Town & The Winelands

Duration

8 Nights

Dates of trip

November 4th - 12th 2024

Join me for 4 days of sightseeing in Cape Town with fine dining at night followed by 4 days in Stellenbosch at Lanzerac Wine Estate-the home of Pinotage wine! We will explore the winelands (wine region) for food & wine tastings! Also, there is a Pre trip option available for Victoria Falls. Spend 3 days at The Victoria Falls Hotel with a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana!

Touchdown in Cape Town! We’re rolling out the red carpet as you arrive. Our team is here to take care of your journey from start to finish.

Settle into the luxurious Belmond Hotel Mount Nelson and savor a delightful harvest table dinner. Enjoy meeting your fellow Culinary Travelers.

The adventure begins!

Discover the beauty of Cape Town with a driving city tour .brown and green mountain near body of water during daytime

Weather-permitting ascent to Table Mountain. Then, walk through the heart of Cape Town on an essential walking tour.

In the evening, get ready for a unique dining experience at Gold Restaurant with  Djembe Drumming. The rhythm of Africa awaits!

The Gold Restaurant
Gold Restaurant in Cape Town offers an authentic African experience, so much more than just an African restaurant, a night at Gold is an immersive experience that will take you on a 14-dish taste safari paired with traditional Mali puppets and entertainment.

cape of good hope south africa

Today, we’re exploring the spectacular Cape Peninsula. Enjoy the scenic drive along Chapmans Peak, visit the Cape of Good Hope, ride the funicular, and have lunch at the delightful Food Barn.

Get up close with penguins at Boulders Beach.

boulders beach south africa

Back in Cape Town enjoy dining at Siba’s Table for a culinary treat…

Siba The Restaurant
Siba The Restaurant offers an iconic 5-star dining experience in the heart of Cape Town at The Table Bay hotel.
Serving unique recipes that encompass world flavours with an African flair, passionately prepared by inspirational chefs. Siba The Restaurant welcomes patrons with a generous menu which provides deeply visceral culinary experiences that are synonymous with sharing, connecting and enticing a sense of curiosity.
Siba The Restaurant paired with the magnificent views of the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain provided by the best address at The Table Bay hotel, gives patrons a unique culinary destination not to be missed.

A full day of history and art awaits. Weather permitting, we’ll visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

a sign that says bobbenel island we serve with pride on the side of

Afterward, explore the striking contemporary art at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.  Zietz Museum
of Contemporary Art Africa is a public non-profit museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Zeitz MOCAA opened on September 22, 2017 as the largest museum of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The museum is located in the Silo District at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town

End the day with dinner at Waterside Restaurant.

The Waterside Restaurant
The Waterside restaurant offers a sophisticated, but more casual menu that guests can enjoy both indoors and on the outdoor deck.

stellenbosch cape town south africa

We’re heading to the famous Stellenbosch Winelands region!

Our 4 night luxury stay begins at the Lanzerac Wine Estate. This wine estate is known for the first commercially produced Pinotage in 1961-a 1959 vintage.

lanzerac wine estate

Our culinary adventure in Stellenbosch begins with a cellar tour at Rust & Vrede Wine Estate. This will be followed by lunch and wine pairing at Salt Restaurant at Waterford Wine Estate. A definite treat for the senses.

Waterford Wine Estate is a sophisticated winery in a tranquil setting offering wine-drive safaris & cellars around a courtyard.

We will also be exploring the unique and enchanting Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden.

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
Located between two worlds, one wild and one tamed, the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden borders the manicured suburbs of Stellenbosch and a rugged mountain wilderness where leopard still roam.
In this garden of private myth, the artist explores the Jungian notion of ‘the wilderness within’. More than 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of his artistic development thus far have been carefully sited along 4 km of paths.

Join the “Sips with Soul” tour with Tuanni Price of Zuri Wine Tasting. 

South Africa has a beautiful wine scene and culture. However, the perception is it lacks diversity. If you seek you shall find!

Sips with Soul is a wine route specifically curated to showcase people of color (POC) in South Africa. We visit one of two 100% black owned wine farms and other wine farms that have a winemaker, vineyard manager or executive chef that is a person of color.

Our Sips with Soul wine tour highlights Black and Colored winemakers, vineyard managers and chefs as we explore one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
Tour includes: Tastings, lunch, transportation.

Stellenbosch South Africa
The views in Stellenbosch are AMAZING!

Indulge your taste buds today! Visit the historic estate Babylonstoren. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of wellbeing.

green forest

And, embark on a culinary journey with “Foodies on Foot”.

Foodies on Foot:

Excite your taste buds on this walking tour which focuses on fresh, local, sustainably produced
and seasonal produce. In addition to its international wine reputation, Stellenbosch is also home
to curated, public art exhibitions. During our leisurely walk you will savour the handiwork of both
passionate food artisans and celebrated artists in Stellenbosch.

Inclusions:
A leisurely guided walking tour of the old town centre with an expert guide to:
connect you with talented food artisans, artists and crafters,
get an insider’s perspective on the outdoor art exhibition, indulge in an award winning gin experience with light snacks, sample fine Stellenbosch craft beers with flavorful bites.

For lunch, enjoy a locally produced platter served with wines of the region.
Then, sip a liquid “dessert” at an innovative coffee laboratory.

Bobotie-a baked minced meat dish with an egg based topping
My favorite South African meal-Bobotie-a baked minced meat dish with an egg based topping

A day of natural and culinary wonders! Enjoy a multi-course lunch & wine pairing at Creations Wine Estate.

Weather permitting, embark on a 2-hour boat whale-watching excursion in Hermanus.

End the day with a delightful farewell dinner at Lanzerac.

Optional Pre Tour: 3 nights at the 5-star luxury property The Victoria Falls Hotel. November 1st thru 4th You can walk to the falls from here! Includes tour of the falls, high tea, dinner at Lookout Cafe & Jungle Junction & Chobe National Park day trip to BOTSWANA-yes you read that right! Enjoy another African country on a safari day trip.
 
November 1st – November 4th: $2000 per person double occupancy. November 1st – November 4th: $3000 per person single occupancy
water falls in the middle of the forest
 

Price

  • Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 12, 2024 $4950 USD per person

    Price based on Double Occupancy. Single occupancy pricing $6900 pp. Registration deadline April 1st 2024. Roommate matching available. Email: [email protected]

Included:

8 nights in 5-star luxury accommodations

4 nights in Cape Town at Belmond Hotel Mount Nelson

4 nights in Stellenbosch at Lanzerac Wine Estate

Airport transfers and transportation

Local guide and private tours

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Cape Town City Orientation & Walking Tour

Table Mountain & Robben Island (weather permitting)

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour-Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Beach

Dinner at Gold Restaurant with Djembe Drumming

7 Winery Visits with tastings, tours, lunch & wine pairings including Babylonstoren & “Sips with Soul” day tour in the Winelands that showcases POC (people of color) in the wine business.

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Walking food tour

Day Trip to Hermanus: Creations Wine Estate-lunch & wine pairing then 2-hour boat whale watching excursion (weather permitting)

Not Included:

International flights

Intercountry flights with optional extensions

Travel insurance

Visas

Any required COVID-19 testing or vaccines

Any meals, tours or excursions not listed in the itinerary

Gratuities for guides, drivers, and staff

Optional Victoria Falls pre-tour.

Tour gallery

Tour Frequently asked questions

Are the trips domestic or international?

Both. The trips will focus on food & wine destinations around the world. There be land and sea-based itineraries.

Are the trips for adults, couples, women, men, coed, or families?

Most trips will be for adults over the age 18, all genders. But some trips will be women only. Some will allow for children. The trips will be small from 12-15 people except for cruises.

What will be the cost and length of the trips?

The lengths will range from weekend trips of 3-4 days, trips from 5-7 days and longer trips of 8-10 days. It will depend on the destination and itinerary. Pricing will depend on the length and location.

What about pricing? Are the trips budget friendly or luxury trips?

Expect affordable luxury tours with 4–5-star hotel accommodations. For most itineraries, some meals and tours will be included. Airfare will not be included but may be quoted as an add-on. Pricing will depend on the tour and length. Deposits and cancellation policies will vary per trip.

Will roommate pairing be available for double-occupancy rooms?

This service will not be provided. You will need to book with your own travel companion or pay for a single room. There may be an additional charge for a single room i.e., a single supplement.

Are vaccines required?

Vaccine requirements will depend on the destination. Some countries will require COVID-19 vaccines and/or testing for entry. Other vaccines may also be required for entry. Please read these requirements before making any deposits. voluptatibus commodi numquam, error, est. Ea, consequatur.

Is travel insurance required?

Yes. Travel insurance is required. It is highly recommended that you include medical coverage and evacuation.

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