South Africa
A Mouthwatering Adventure

During this bespoke 11-day luxury South Africa culinary tour, “foodies” will discover the gourmet pulse of South Africa, from Cape Town and the Winelands to the incredible Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve.


  • Day 1 - 3: Cape Winelands
  • Day 4 - 6: Cape Town
  • Day 7 - 11: Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve

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Begin your South Africa culinary tour in the Cape Winelands. Babylonstoren, an authentic 17th century Cape Dutch farmhouse estate featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Gold List serves as your home base. The luxury inn and working farm is renowned for its immersive farm-to-table atmosphere and bucolic beauty. Spend days strolling through the expansive gardens, procuring ingredients for your gourmet dinner, or canoeing down the farm dam. Or rather, cycle through the Simonsberg vineyards, quite possibly the finest terroir for wine in Africa.

This exclusive luxury South Africa culinary tour continues to the source of the country’s gastronomy scene, in vibrant Cape Town. Experience afternoon tea at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, a Cape Town institution. Dine on gourmet cuisine in an elegant restaurant, one of the top ten hotel restaurants in the world. Chef Rudi Liebenberg’s custom-designed, interactive culinary menus feature Mount Nelson’s finest ingredients and wines served to Cape Town’s celebrity elite.

While in Cape Town, enjoy a Cape Malay Cooking Safari, gathering local ingredients for a hands-on cooking luncheon. You will also complete a day trip to the Cape Peninsula, touted as one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world.

The final stop on this South Africa culinary tour takes you into one of the most secluded game reserves in Southern Africa. Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest privately-owned reserve and is most well-known for its incredible conservation efforts. In addition to Big Five species, the reserve is one of the best places in southern Africa to spot several elusive nocturnal species like pangolin and brown hyena. Moreover, the reserve is home to Klein Jan, Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s first South African restaurant and a fine-dining experience like no other. Guests at any of Tswalu Kalahari’s three luxury safari camps will enjoy a special dinner at Klein Jan, as well as a private game drive vehicle, safari guide, and tracker to round out the luxury experience.

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