Taste Of South Africa
A Food & Wine Experience

Cape Town, The Winelands & Kruger National Park
05 March 2021 - 15 March 2021 | 10 Nights
Starting at $5,684/person | Only one room left
  • Culinary Experience
  • Wine and Spirits Appreciation
  • Cooking class
  • Safaris
A taste of
3 Home bases
5 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
8
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
Taste of South Africa: Luxury Culinary Journey from Cape Town to Kruger National Park. Discover South Africa's Food & Wine Culture
Taste of South Africa
Taste of South Africa
Old Biscuit Mill, Day 2 of the 'Taste of South Africa' Curated Journey, hosted by Art In Voyage
South Africa Luxury Vacation Package
Discover Franschhoek with Art In Voyage

Art In Voyage takes you Beyond Travel on this Culinary Journey of South Africa. Did you know that the country boasts one of the best cuisines and wines in the world? On this culinary journey, both our Executive Chef Kevin Fonzo and our Wine Expert, Katie Barratt (Wine Fairy) take you on a true feast of the senses.
In Cape Town, we have put together a balanced program of culture, history and culinary delights. Located half-way between Europe and India, Cape Town has a long history of trading spices from the far east. As a result, incredible culinary creations and traditions ensued. We will introduce you to local traditional markets and chefs. Coming from all over the world, many have made Cape Town their home. As a result, they bring their own flavors and interpretations to the table, for your pleasure.
In the Winelands, you will discover a wine industry to be reckoned with. South African has some of the oldest estates in the world, many starting productions in 1659.
The epic conclusion of your journey takes place in the Kruger National Park where you will embark on an authentic African safari experience. There, the wildlife roams freely over land covering the same surface area as Belgium.

Highlights

South Africa, a Country of Contrasts

But what else do you call a place where you could happily slalom between penguins waddling on the Cape and lions stalking the bushveld, cinematic coastal switchbacks and burnt Kalahari sand, the oldest wine industry outside Europe and cutting edge fusion cuisine? Welcome to South Africa!

Cape Town, Always First

You really can’t overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. First, there’s the in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in green. Then there are the pristine white beaches lapped by – it must be said – a chilly Atlantic, their curves defined by giant granite boulders to bake on, and burbling mountain streams in dappled forests.

The Big Five, Of Course

That's lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino, in case you weren't sure. And then there's hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkats, wild dogs, kudu, hyena and ostrich. All free-roaming in one national park, where luxury tenting awaits!

And then there is the Wine!

There are more than 200 cellars in Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, all part of the Cape Winelands region (15-45 minutes away from Cape Town). There, you can also explore quaint art galleries, sip more wine and sample local dishes in gracious Cape Dutch estates

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town

Day 1

After being transferred to your villa by our private driver, get acquainted with your home for the next 4 nights. Late afternoon, join us for a cocktail at the famous Silo Hotel Rooftop where we encounter our first African sunset of the journey. We round off the day with an impeccable 4-course tasting dinner paired with superb wines in the private dining room of the Silo Hotel.

Cape Town Markets & Table Mountain

Cape Town Markets & Table Mountain

Day 2

After a slow start of the morning and a lovely traditional breakfast, we head to Woodstock and the Old Biscuit Mill Market where you are introduced to more incredible food and artisanal specialties. After tasting local gin, we make our way to the famous Table Mountain where we board a cable car. Once reaching the top, soak in the awe-inspiring views of the city and the Cape Peninsula. Meanwhile, Chef Preeti & Chef Fonzo have been hard at work preparing a memorable dinner infused with local flavors.

Spices of Bo Kaap

Spices of Bo Kaap

Day 3

This morning, we enjoy a private tour of Bo Kaap, the ancient Muslim slave district of Cape town, famous around the world for its colorful homes. After listening to a local talk about its history, we continue on to the spice market and end this journey through time at the home of a local. Here, we are introduced to the Cape Malay cuisine with a fun and engaging cooking class. This afternoon is at leisure and our two hosts will make sure to provide exclusive insights to make it an exceptional day. Tonight, join Mikael and your hosts at his favorite local eateries on Kloof Street.

Cape Peninsula - Cape of Good Hope

Cape Peninsula - Cape of Good Hope

Day 4

A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without a day traveling around the Peninsula for some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in the world. Our journey starts with a stop at the Cape of Good Hope, said to the the most southern point in Africa. We then continue to the Penguin colony, where we are given a chance to walk among them. We end the day in the eclectic town of Kalk Bay before heading back to our villa where Chef Fonzo is preparing yet another incredible mouthwatering experience. Guests are invited to join, with a glass of bubbly, and participate in the making of dinner. In the meantime, the Wine Fairy prepares a selection of lovely wines to be enjoyed during dinner.

The Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands

Day 5

This morning, we must bid farewell to Cape Town. Yet, fear not, we will not be going very far with a journey under one hour towards the Winelands of the Western Cape. On the way, we stop by a local wine estate where we have lunch before visiting a winery where some of the world's best brandy is being produced. Our long yet exciting day ends at the villa in Franschhoek with dinner at our home for three nights, where Chef Fonzo takes over the kitchen.

The Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands

Day 6

Today, we embark on a full day of discovering the Cape Winelands. The Wine Fairy will select up to 3 wineries based on our guests' preferences and we will explore their history in-depth, the estate, and of course, some incredible tastings in stunning settings. That day, we also introduce you to some of the local gardens that flourish around wineries, and Chef Fonzo picks interesting produces which will be used for tonight's dinner at the villa.

Hermanus & Whale Watching

Hermanus & Whale Watching

Day 7

Kick-back for a morning at leisure, relaxing at our home. Take a stroll in the quaint streets of Franschhoek or relax by the pool soaking up the incredible views. Just after lunch, we head out to Hermanus where the Wine Fairy introduces us to truly authentic coastal wineries. On the way, we stop to look for whales that settle in the area for the season to give birth.Tonight, dinner is served at one of our favorite local eateries in the town of Hermanus.

Welcome to Kruger National Park

Welcome to Kruger National Park

Day 8

This morning, you bid farewell to your hosts. Your journey to the Kruger National Park begins. After a connecting flight to Kruger, our local team and friendly hosts greet and whisk you away to your luxury tented lodge for 3 nights. Your first game drive starts on arrival, followed by a sundowner and a 3-course dinner.

The African Safari Continues

The African Safari Continues

Day 9

Today, we are treated to a morning and late afternoon game drive. In between, optional activities such as walking safaris and massages will be organized.

Final Day of the African Safari

Final Day of the African Safari

Day 10

Today, we prioritize tracking the remainder of the Big 5 if we haven't by now spotted them all. Your guide will take you on 2 final game drives to end off the African safari part of this journey. We celebrate our final evening in the Kruger National Park with an authentic "farewell to the bush" dinner...beneath the stars, surrounded by the very wildlife guests have been chasing for the past few days.

The End of your Journey

The End of your Journey

Day 11

This afternoon, you are transferred to the local airport where you will catch a flight to your internal gateway. Why not extend to the beautiful Victoria Falls? Or how about a different kind of safari, in Botswana's Okavango Delta? Let our journey curators design the perfect extension for you.

Accommodations

Halo Villa

Halo Villa

Cape Town, South Africa

This remarkable 4 bed villa is truly something special. The modern architecture and design perfectly complements its beautiful surroundings.
The dining area offers seating for 10 guests and the lounge area boasts comfortable couches, a gas fireplace, a TV and outdoor access onto the patio.

Outside, you will find an infinity pool as well as a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and a wood-fired BBQ. This is the perfect place to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and relax after a long day in the sunshine. All four bedrooms are incredibly spacious and boast King-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor access and TV's. Experience the...

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The River House

The River House

Franchhoek, South Africa

Imagine a home that architecturally, would be perfect for a city sophisticate’s escape to the Australian Outback: steep pitch of storm-grey iron roof; high rafters for cool, natural air flow and the beautifully restrained use of stone, reed, steel and polished screed. The house has been skillfully and sensitively designed to be as at home in a hot climate as it is in the bite of winter. But sweep away the image of gum trees and outback scrub and instead, place this Franchhoek home on a farm between the borders two of the most prestigious properties in the valley, with...

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The River House | Winelands
Hamilton’s Tented Camp

Hamilton’s Tented Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa

This Tented Camp is a special well-kept secret in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings - taking you back in time to an era long forgotten.

This romantic Kruger Park camp accommodates couples in 6 magnificently appointed safari tents overlooking the Nwatswitsonto River. The main tent is an impressive structure with elegant lines and an open sided lounge and dining area opening onto a wide, spacious deck shaded by huge Jackalberry trees overlooking the dry river bed. It is comfortably furnished and is accentuated with antiques and 19th century objects...

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The finer details

Luxury Tent | Kruger
Luxury Tent | Kruger
The River House | Winelands
The River House | Winelands

Deluxe Package

$5,684/person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Luxury Tent | Kruger
Luxury Tent | Kruger
Master bedroom | Winelands
Master bedroom | Winelands

Master Package

$6,287/person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

4 nights at our Camps Bay villa

3 nights at our Winelands estate

3 nights on safari

Meals

10 traditional breakfasts

10 dinners

7 lunches

Activities

2 privately guided tours in Cape Town

Farm & food-centric guided tours and visits throughout

6 Game drives/safaris

2 cooking classes

Micro-brewery tours and tastings

Extras

Private airport in Cape Town and in Kruger

Services of an executive Chef and a Wine expert, as well as professional local guides and rangers

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Extension to the Victoria Falls

$1,449/person
Extend for 2 nights at the Victoria Falls. Including your flights to Vic Falls, and back to Joburg, 2 nights at the Avani Hotel with daily breakfast (upgrade to The 5 star Royal Livingstone available), private transfers and one activity at the falls.

What other guests have said

SOUTH AFRICA AT A GLANCE<br>(local) SUMMER EDITION
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Colette

Everything was 5 stars… accommodations, food, excursions & the hosting people throughout our entire travels. This was a journey of a lifetime in the most comfortable, fun, educational & a-a-amazing fashion. This was our first journey with Art In Voyage and will not be our last. We plan on filling up some travels with more family & friends. I never thought I would enjoy a “group” travel, but being small & intimate was absolutely perfect, meeting some new forever friends. Thank you, thank you, Mikael!! XOXO

March 2018
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Good to know

No visa is required for US, Canadian and European citizens to enter South Africa

South Africa is Malaria free. No vaccinations are required to enter or attend safaris. However, we do recommend Malaria pills and for guests with weaker immune systems, to update their Hepatitis B and C shots.
All listed activities are optional in attendance

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

Art In Voyage may need to modify properties listed on this journey. Should this become necessary, we guarantee the new selection(s) to be of similar or higher standing.

How about extending?

Victoria Falls, Botswana or even Mozambique or Zanzibar. All under two hours away by flight from Johannesburg. Ask one of our experts to find the perfect African extension beyond South Africa.

Why travel with us?

Expertise

Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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  • Your email is used as the primary form of contact.
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