Art In Voyage takes you Beyond Travel on this South Africa Culinary journey to the south Hemisphere. Did you know the country boasts one of the best cuisine, and wines, in the world? On this culinary journey, both our Executive Chef Kevin Fonzo and our Wine Expert Katie Barratt 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 production in 1659.
The epic conclusion of your journey takes place in Kruger National Park where you start a memorable experience. There, the wildlife roams freely over land covering the same surface area as Belgium.
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?
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’s 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.
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!
There are more than 200 cellars in Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, all part of the Winelands region (15-45 minutes away from Cape Town). There, you can also explore art galleries, sip more wine and sample local dishes in gracious Cape Dutch estates
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 where we sit on the rooftop enjoying sunset, before we are whisked to their private dining room for a 4-course tasting dinner with wine pairings.
After a slow start of the morning and a lovely traditional breakfast, we head to Woodstock and the Biscuit Mills Market where you are introduced to more incredible food and local specialties. After tasting local gin, we make our way to the famous Table Mountain where we board a cable car. Once up there, enjoy the incredible 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.
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 the spice market and end this journey through time at the home of a local where 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 information to make it a fun day. Tonight, join Mikael and your hosts at his favorite local eateries on Kloof Street.
A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without a day traveling around the Peninsula for some of the most incredible 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 Kaulk Bay before heading back to our villa where Chef Kevin 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.
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 estates 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.
Today, we embark on a full day of discovery of the Winelands. The Wine fairy will pick up to 3 wineries based on our guests preferences and we will discover in depth their history, the estate and of course, enjoy some incredible tastings in breathtaking settings. That day, we also introduce you to some of the local gardens that flourish around wineries, and Chef Kevin picks interesting produces which will be used for tonight's dinner at the villa.
Enjoy a morning at leisure relaxing at our home. Take a stroll in the lovely streets of Franschhoek or relax by the pool enjoying the incredible views. Just after lunch, we head out to Hermanus where the wine fairy introduces us to some coastal wineries there. On the way, we stop to look for whales that settle in the area for the season so they may give birth.Tonight, we enjoy dinner at one of our favorite local eateries in town.
This morning, you bid farewell to your hosts. Your journey to 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.
2 game drives as well as optional activities (walking safaris, massages).
2 game drives as well as optional activities (walking safaris, massages).
This afternoon, you are transferred to the local airport here you 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.
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 finer things in life when you choose to stay at this lovely villa.
Enjoy its close proximity to Cape Town's best beaches, Camps Bay and Clifton, as well as numerous restaurants, bars and boutiques.
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 fruit orchards, a river at the property’s feet and Willow trees that droop their boughs over a garden bench. Everything about this home invites you to relax and explore: sturdy bicycles lean against a wall and coax you into the nearby village while the lap pool is there for a cool plunge in the sizzle of summer. A wide green lawn hemmed by a white garden wall speaks of space designed with symmetry, harmony and privacy in mind.
Yet, Franchhoek, with is restaurants, wine, art and decor shops, is only a few hundred meters from the gates, a gentle walk – or cycle – away.
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 d'art creating a feeling of having traveled back in history.
Situated in central Kruger Park, the camp is home to a diverse population of wildlife including Wild Dogs, Lions, Leopards and Hyenas which are all frequently spotted. Being completely remote and far away from the crowds, this is the one place where you can get away from it all with a total sense of tranquility.
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
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit of $2000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 120 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
Your final balance is due 120 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
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.