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Sample the very best cuisine and wines that South Africa has to offer, try your hand in a cookery class, go behind the scenes at an organic vineyard and visit Table Mountain


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Foodies flock from all over to visit South Africa, a country whose viticulture and cuisine is now considered world-class. Over 11 days on our culinary tour, you'll get to visit Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Cape Town, tasting some of the region's finest grapes and cuisine along the way.

In Cape Town's historic Bo-Kaap district, you'll have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on Cape Malay cooking demonstration, in Franschhoek, you'll head to the private home of a TV Chef for a quintessential 'braai' session, and on the ethical, organic Spier Wine Estate, you'll see where the produce comes from at a farm-to-table experience at Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery.

You'll visit Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, tasting their signature White blend and Syrah wines with the knowledgeable team, and in Cape Town, you'll enjoy a tour, tasting and alfresco lunch overlooking the vineyards of Groot Constantia, where wines have been produced for over 300 years.

Cultural highlights include a walking tour of the Huguenot monuments in Franschhoek, visits to the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and South Africa's oldest university town, Stellenbosch, with its numerous galleries and shops, as well as a cable car ride up to the top of Table Mountain, where you can choose to take a hike to absorb the breathtaking landscapes.

Staying in five-star hotels throughout the tour, you can relax in luxury, benefitting from private transfers and tours. What's not to love?

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Price includes

  • Return flights and private transfers
  • Five-star accommodation and meals, as per the itinerary
  • Escorted tours of Cape Town, Table Mountain & Kirstenbosch Garden
  • Franschhoek and Stellenbosch tours with private wine-tastings
  • Two wine estate lunches
  • Private braai with TV Chef Mynie Steffens
  • Cape Malay cookery class and lunch with TV personality Zainie Misbach
  • Afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
  • Groot Constantia wine-tasting and lunch
  • Cableway tickets

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Apr 1, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 31, 2023
Duration
11 days
Price per person
£2,975*

* Please note, price is per person, based on two sharing a room. Departures available April 2022- March 2023. Lead-in price based on September 2022 departures. Pricing fluctuates. Please call for more details. Offer subject to availability. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Africa Travel. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Depart London
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Depart London Heathrow on the direct British Airways overnight flight to Cape Town.

    Accommodation - Last Word Franschhoek
    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Franschhoek
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    On arrival transfer to the famed wine region of Franschhoek, a French Huguenot village. After enjoying lunch in one of the village's many eateries (not included), spend the afternoon exploring the shops and boutiques of this picturesque settlement. You'll stay for four nights here at the Last Word Franschhoek on a bed & breakfast basis.

    Overnight at the Last Word Franschhoek.

    Accommodation - Last Word Franschhoek
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day
    3
    Franschhoek
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    The first stop today will be a private guided walking tour of Franschhoek, visiting the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Huguenot Monument, followed by a wine and cheese-tasting at the Franschhoek Cellar. Originally the co-operative wine producer for a community of local grape farmers, today the Franschhoek Cellar operates as a private cellar delivering a fantastic range of single variety wines and annually producing 560,000 cases.

    The focus on wine continues with another tasting in the company of the knowledgeable team from the Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. Taste the signature White blend and Syrah, before a delectable afternoon tea served in the conservatory - with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

    Overnight at the Last Word Franschhoek.

    Accommodation - Last Word Franschhoek
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day
    4
    Stellenbosch
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    The morning will be spent exploring historic Stellenbosch, South Africa's oldest university town. Highlights include the Dutch Reform Church, the town hall, museum and numerous galleries and shops.

    A wine tasting on the Spier Wine Estate will be followed by a farm-to-table experience at the Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery, overseen by the acclaimed chef PJ Vadas, who has worked for Gordon Ramsay in both London and New York. The restaurant here overlooks the rolling lawns and ancient oaks of Spier's meticulously restored Werf.

    Overnight at the Last Word Franschhoek.

    Accommodation - Last Word Franschhoek
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Franschhoek
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    After a morning at leisure enjoy a private 'braai' session at the home of the TV Chef Mynie Steffens, who is renowned for outdoor cooking over fire, something she has been doing since she was 10 years old. Using the finest free-range, organic and ethically-farmed local ingredients, the five-course tasting menu will include treats such as roosterkoek (bread cooked on the fire), boerewors (South African beef sausage), ribeye steak, avocados and dessert - all cooked on the coals.

    The afternoon is free for you to wander the quaint streets of Franschhoek or perhaps board the unique hop-on hop-off Franschhoek Wine tram.

    Overnight at the Last Word Franschhoek.

    Accommodation - Last Word Franschhoek
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day
    6
    Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Travel to Cape Town today and spend the afternoon at a Cape Town institution - the Mount Nelson Hotel's famed afternoon tea. Served in the lounge, on the terrace or around the garden fountain, delicate finger sandwiches are complemented by a selection of warm savoury treats and exquisite cakes and desserts.

    You'll stay for four nights on a bed & breakfast basis at the Table Bay Hotel.

    Accommodation - The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
    Meals - Breakfast
  7. Day
    7
    Kirstenbosch
    Kirstenhof (Kirstenbosch), South Africa

    Today, enjoy a private walking tour of the city's historic Bo-Kaap district - known for its cobbled roads, colourful houses and historic and Islamic sites. This will be followed by a hands-on Cape Malay cookery demonstration led by renowned local chef and TV personality Zainie Misbach, and a traditional lunch. With its origins dating back to the cooking pots of 17th and 18th century exiled dissidents and slaves brought to the Cape from the Dutch East Indies, Cape Malay cuisine is said by some to be the country's national cuisine.

    Overnight Table Bay Hotel

    Accommodation - The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  8. Day
    8
    Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    This morning enjoy a city tour of Cape Town, talking in sights such as the Castle of Good Hope, Company Gardens and St George's Cathedral, before taking a trip up the city's most iconic feature - Table Mountain. One of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is a mountain chain which stretches from Signal Hill in the north, to Cape Point in the South and is the single richest floristic area in the world. After taking the cable car trip up 1089 metres to the top, visitors can enjoy one of the hiking trails and explore the summit further or just soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay and the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains.

    Overnight in Table Bay Hotel.

    Accommodation - The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
    Meals - Breakfast
  9. Day
    9
    Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Enjoy a guided visit this morning to the famed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and its magnificent setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

    Travel onwards to Cape Town's beautiful wine-producing area of Constantia to visit South Africa's oldest wine estate, Groot Constantia, where wines have been produced for over 300 years. A viticultural walk amongst the vines and a cellar tour will be followed by a tasting and a superb alfresco lunch on the terrace, where the food will be complemented by panoramic views of the vineyards.

    Overnight in Table Bay Hotel.

    Accommodation - The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  10. Day
    10
    Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Today is a free day to explore Cape Town - perhaps take a helicopter trip over the city, explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or take the ferry across to historic Robben Island.

    Later, transfer to Cape Town airport to depart on the direct overnight British Airways flight to London.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    Arrive in UK
    Cape Town, South Africa

    You'll arrive at London Heathrow early this morning.

Accommodation

The Last Word

5
Franschhoek, South Africa

The Last Word offers a climax to your Cape adventure with boutique luxury in the heart of South Africa's famous winelands

The five-star Last Word is a truly luxurious option in the Franschhoek wine region. The beautifully restorted building is a sophisticated collection of lounge areas and 10 elegant suites, including two pool suites. The light-filled guestrooms are decorated in soothing tones of duck egg blue and cream, and most boast their own private terrace. The charming enclosed pool area is ideal for lazy days when you're not exploring the region and the hotel can organise all manner of trips and tours.

The Table Bay Hotel

5
Waterfront, South Africa

An elegant five-star hotel overlooking Table Mountain

The Table Bay Hotel is set in an elegant-style building, overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain right on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. 6 km from The Heart of Cape Town Museum, and with Sea Point Pavilion Swimming 3.9 km away, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Cape Town city center. The hotel offers sophisticated accommodation, an extensive breakfast buffet and a luurious restuarant, as well as a spa, wellness centre, sauna, jaccuzzi and an outside pool to cool off in.

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