A Gastronomic Adventure Through South Africa

Discover South African cuisine with our 7-day itinerary, designed to immerse you in scenes of Cape Town and the vineyards of Franschhoek.
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Discover a culinary journey of South African cuisine and its vibrant flavors with our 7-day itinerary, designed to immerse you in the rich gastronomic scenes of Cape Town and the picturesque vineyards of Franschhoek. From savoring traditional Cape Malay dishes in the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood to innovative menus at world-renowned restaurants, each day promises a feast for the senses.

 

Cape May, a Fairmont Managed Hotel South African Cuisine

Days 1–2: Capetown

Day 1

Morning: Arrive in Cape Town and check-in at Cape Grace, a luxurious 5-star property located in the vibrant V&A Waterfront area.

Afternoon: Begin your culinary journey with a food tour of Cape Town. Explore the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood and sample traditional Cape Malay cuisine. Visit local markets like the Old Biscuit Mill or Oranjezicht City Farm Market for artisanal products and farm-fresh produce.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at La Colombe, a renowned fine dining restaurant nestled in the Constantia Valley. Indulge in Chef James Gaag’s innovative tasting menu, featuring seasonal ingredients and creative flavor combinations.

Winery in Stellenbosch South Africa

Day 2

Morning: Participate in a cooking class at the Cape Fusion Culinary School. Learn to prepare authentic South African dishes, including bobotie, braai (barbecue), and malva pudding.

Afternoon: Explore the Cape Winelands region with a guided wine tasting tour. Visit prestigious estates in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, known for their world-class wines such as Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, and Shiraz.

Evening: Dine at The Test Kitchen, a multi-award-winning restaurant in Cape Town offering an innovative dining experience curated by Chef Luke Dale-Roberts.

Leeu Estates in Franschhoek, South Africa Cuisine

Days 3–4: Franschhoek

Day 3

Morning: Travel to Franschhoek and check-in at Leeu Estates, a luxurious boutique hotel set among vineyards and mountains.

Afternoon: Discover the culinary delights of Franschhoek on a gourmet food and wine tour. Explore the town’s historic streets lined with boutique wineries, artisanal chocolatiers, and award-winning restaurants.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at Le Coin Français, a fine dining restaurant in Franschhoek offering contemporary French-inspired cuisine with a South African twist.

Day 4

Morning: Visit a local winery for a cellar tour and tasting experience. Learn about the winemaking process and sample a variety of wines paired with artisanal cheeses and charcuterie.

Afternoon: Explore the charming village of Franschhoek at your leisure, browsing art galleries, boutique shops, and gourmet food stores.

Evening: Dine at La Petite Colombe, a sister restaurant to La Colombe, known for its inventive tasting menus and impeccable service

 

Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa

Days 5-6: Back to Capetown

Day 5

Morning: Return to Cape Town and check-in at Ellerman House, a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Afternoon: Take a culinary walking tour of Cape Town’s vibrant neighborhoods, such as Woodstock and Sea Point. Sample street food, craft beer, and artisanal gin while learning about the city’s diverse culinary scene.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at The Greenhouse, located within The Cellars-Hohenort hotel in Constantia. Experience Chef Farrel Hirsch’s contemporary South African cuisine in a beautiful garden setting.

Day 6

Morning: Visit the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock for the Neighbourgoods Market, a bustling food and craft market showcasing local producers and chefs.

Afternoon: Explore the iconic Table Mountain National Park with a picnic lunch prepared by a local gourmet deli.

Evening: Dine at La Mouette, a charming bistro-style restaurant in Sea Point known for its seasonal tasting menus and extensive wine list.

 

Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa Cuisine Itinerary

Day 7: Departure

Morning: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Ellerman House before checking out.

Afternoon: Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your departure, taking with you unforgettable memories of your culinary journey through South Africa.

 

Lasting Memories and Happy Taste Buds – Is there anything better?

We hope this itinerary gives you or motivates you to go on a inspired adventure of a lifetime. Whether it’s the enticing aromas of Cape Malay cuisine in the vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood or the exquisite wine tastings of Franschhoek, let this guide inspire your culinary exploration.

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