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 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.
Our journey continues through the garden route and the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, and concludes with an epic experience in Kruger National Park where 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 in the garden followed by a welcome dinner prepared, and hosted by Chef Fonzo and our favorite local Chef, Preeti.
This morning, we start with a 2-hour walking tour of Cape Town and its most historical sites. On the way, we introduce you to local food artisans, giving you a chance to try local specialties. Our next stop is Bo Kaap, the ancient Muslim slave district of Cape town, famous around the world for its colorful homes. After a tour of the spice market, our local chef introduces you to her Cape Malay cuisine.
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. We then continue our journey towards the Winelands, where we have lunch at one of the local wine estates, along with a visit of the cellars and tastings. The afternoon includes a stop at yet another incredible winery where some of the world's best brandy is being produced. Our long yet exciting day ends with dinner at one of our favorite farm-to-table restaurants.
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 Chefs Preeti and Kevin re-unite for 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 and start our journey towards the coast. Our journey, while long, will have us stop at local farms where fruits and vegetables are grown among incredible scenery. There is a reason it is called the "Garden Route", and we aim at showing you some of the best stops along the way, including wineries producing something quite different thanks to the local micro-climate. Our arrival on the coast is celebrated with a lovely dinner prepared by celebrated local chef Lizelle Stolze
Enjoy a morning at leisure. Just before lunch, we head out to Plettenberg bay we are expected at a local seafood restaurant for a lovely lunch and a conversation with the Chef. We then continue with a visit of a local farm where some of South Africa's best cheese is being produced. On the way back, we stop by Knysna for a sunset cruise in, followed by dinner focused on locally grown products.
Today, we have kept the agenda empty. However, Chef Fonzo and The Wine Fairy have several ideas in mind to make your last day on the coast an incredible one. From kayaking the gorges of Tsitsikama forest to trying out local chocolate artisans, from an afternoon of sailing to tasting some of the incredible coastal wines available in the area, this day could be as busy, or as relaxing as you'd like it to be. Tonight, dinner is held at our favorite local eatery.
Our journey to Kruger National park begins. After a short flight to Kruger, our team greets you and whisks you away to your luxury tented lodge for 3 nights (for the June departure, accommodations will be luxury huts). 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 exceptional ultramodern villa is at its finest. It boats has a luxury design with new contemporary interiors that work great with the natural lighting that showcase the stunning Art Deco as well as the breathtaking panoramic mountain and ocean views surrounding the property.
The property has 5 ensuite bedrooms (including a rooftop suite with a private terrace and jacuzzi) as well as a large 1 bedroom Studio loft. It is only a 5-minute walk to beautiful Camps Bay, its beaches and nightlife.
Each level enjoy a spectacular ocean & mountain views from sunset to sundown.
A scenic location, luxurious rooms, on-site activities, locally sourced dining and versatile meeting spaces are only a few of the reasons to make us your Knysna luxury hotel of choice. Located on the Eastern head of Knysna on South Africa's legendary Garden Route, Pezula Hotel is set in a lush paradise of ancient indigenous forests, mountains, lakes, and pristine beaches on the prestigious Pezula Private Estate.
Their suites and Villas are all beautifully designed, expertly decorated and feature complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a number of other lavish amenities and facilities, all expertly curated to give you a sense of luxury from the moment you put your luggage down. From Deluxe Suites which feature spacious bathrooms, garden views and cozy, log fireplaces, to Two Bedroom Villa’s complete with spacious entertainment areas, private pools and spectacular views, Pezula Hotel offers a variety of room to suits your comfort needs.
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.