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Taste Of South Africa
Food, Wine & Safari

Cape Town, The Winelands & Kruger National Park
05 March 2021 - 15 March 2021 | 10 Nights
Starting at $5,684/person | Only one room left
Reduced Deposit: $500/pers.

  • 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
South Africa Luxury Vacation Package
Discover Franschhoek with Art In Voyage
Behind the lens: Africa, by 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 designed a balanced program of culture, history, and culinary delights. The melting pot of cultures in Cape Town has culminated into a flavorful and diverse food scene, for your pleasure.
In the Cape 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 as far back as 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.

Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Katie Barratt
Katie Barratt

Nights

4 nights in Cape Town

3 nights in the Cape Winelands

3 nights in the Kruger National Park

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

Highlights

South Africa, a Country of Contrasts

From waddling penguins to stalking lions, and coastlines to bushveld, revel in the unique contrasts that South Africa boasts. A mere one-hour drive takes you from the vibrant city center of Cape Town to the lush, mountainous Cape Winelands region. Experience the oldest wine industry outside of Europe, and fusion cuisine all in one country. Join us in discovering the diversity of landscapes, people, cuisine, and culture within South Africa.

Cape Town, Always First

Picture a craggy mountain range peppered with green, that drops into the cool Atlantic ocean. Envisage pristine white sand beaches, lapped by the Atlantic, and adorned with giant granite boulders. Visualize forests dappled with burbling streams, and lofty trees. Your Art In Voyage hosts share with you their hidden-gem discoveries around Cape Town as well as the more known of must-sees such as colorful Bo Kaap and the majestic Table Mountain.

The Big Five, Of Course

Roaming in one area, you will spot an incredible variety of wildlife. Embark on thrilling game drives through the Kruger National Park tracking down The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo), hippo, giraffe, and zebra, just to name a few. Nestled in the bushveld, your luxurious private tented camp awaits you with a welcoming ambiance.

And then there is the Wine!

There are more than 150 cellars in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, both part of the Cape Winelands region (45 minutes away from Cape Town). Franschhoek, meaning “French Corner”, will impress you with not only superb wines, but also some of the finest art galleries in South Africa, gracious Cape Dutch estates, and exquisite cuisine.

Itinerary

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

Welcome to Cape Town

Day 1

After being transported to our beautiful property by our private driver, unpack and relax. From our villa, views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the pristine beaches of Camps Bay will have you falling for Cape Town before you know it. Late afternoon, we will walk a short distance to the famous V&A Waterfront to visit the African Modern Art museum and experience an African sunset from the rooftop of the iconic Silo Hotel. A 4-course tasting dinner, with wine pairings in a private and eclectic Silo Hotel dining room, will end the evening.

Markets & Table Mountain

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 an incredible array of food and artisanal specialties. After tasting local gin, we make our way to the famous Table Mountain where we board the famous cable car. Upon reaching the top, expect to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring views of the city and the Cape Peninsula. Meanwhile, Chef Preeti & Chef Fonzo have been hard at work preparing a mouth-watering 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, world-renowned for its colorful homes. After listening to a local talk about their history, we continue 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.

The Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula

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 most southern point in Africa. We then continue to the Penguin colony, where we have the opportunity to walk amongst 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 dining 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. A mere one-hour scenic drive takes us to our next destination, the Winelands of the Western Cape. On the way, we stop at a local wine estate where we have lunch before visiting our next winery for the day, which is home to some of the world's best brandy production. Our long yet exciting day ends at our villa in Franschhoek, a quaint and historic town surrounded by centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Dinner will be served at the villa - 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 three wineries based on our guests' preferences and we will explore their history in-depth, the estates, and of course, some incredible wine tastings in stunning settings. For lunch, a beautiful picnic spread will be set out amongst the vineyards for your enjoyment. Throughout the day, we will also introduce you to some of the local gardens that flourish around wineries, and Chef Fonzo picks interesting fresh produces which will be used for tonight's dinner at the villa.

Hermanus & Whale Watching

Hermanus & Whale Watching

Day 7

After a morning at leisure and lunch in Franschhoek, we take a drive through the stunningly picturesque Hemel en Aarde (meaning Heaven and Earth in Afrikaans) Valley to reach the coastal town of Hermanus. Here, the Wine Fairy introduces us to wineries that produce elegant, cool-climate wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 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 Hermanus.

Off to Kruger National Park

Off to Kruger National Park

Day 8

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

The African Safari Continues

The African Safari Continues

Day 9

Enjoy two game drives today in the highly acclaimed Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and one of the world's largest and most impressive game reserves. Our private guide will lead us deep into the African bushveld for intimate wildlife encounters. Optional activities including, walking safaris and massages will be on offer.

Final Day of the African Safari

Final Day of the African Safari

Day 10

Today, our guide will take us on two 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 majestic Victoria Falls bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe? 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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Your Choices

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 in Cape Town

3 nights in the Cape Winelands

3 nights in the Kruger National Park

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

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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.

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

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