DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN
Private transfer from Cape Town International Airport to The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia.
Afternoon high tea and a conducted walk around the gracious gardens.
Wine tasting of the best from the Constantia Valley in their award winning cellar.
Welcome dinner at The Greenhouse with Chef Peter Tempelhof and guest speakers.
The Cellars-Hohenort for three nights in luxury rooms on a bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 2 – CAPE TOWN
Full day exploring Table Mountain and the scenic Cape Peninsula with a guest speaker.
Lunch and wine pairing with Chef Bruce Robertson at his home, The Boat House in Scarborough.
Dinner is at your leisure.
DAY 3 - CAPE TOWN
Exploration of Cape Town city, including the colourful Bo Kaap quarter, the V&A Waterfront, a working harbour, shopping mecca and The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock – an up and coming precinct.
Lunch with guest speaker at The Test Kitchen with Chef Luke Dale-Roberts.
Late afternoon take part in an interactive Cape Malay cooking experience with Chef Martha Williams at The Cellars, followed by a wine-paired dinner.
DAY 4 – THE WINELANDS
Full day exploring the Winelands with guest speaker.
Highlights include an olive oil tasting at Morgenster, manor house & garden tour plus tea and scones at Vergelegen, chocolate and wine tasting at Waterford Wine Estate, lunch in Stellenbosch at Casparus, art and wine tasting at Delaire Graff and brandy tasting at Tokara.
A wine-paired, multiple course dinner at The Tasting Room prepared by chef Margot Janse & her team.
Le Quartier Français for one night on a bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 5 – HERMANUS
Wine tastings and lunch in the Hemel & Aarde valley en route to the coastal town of Hermanus.
We end the day at The Marine on a bed, breakfast and dinner basis for one night.
DAYS 6 - PRINCE ALBERT
Morning drive to Prince Albert in the Little Karoo. It’s hot on the map thanks to African Relish – a culinary school with interactive demos of old-style country cooking with modern twists.
Drawing on local knowledge, seasonal ingredients, organic produce, heaps of creativity, oodles of passion and a dash of verve, it offers a delicious way to uncover authentic South African specialities and local food heroes – farmers and producers, big and small.
Meet the team over a light lunch before a tour of an olive press along with an olive oil tasting; an encounter with the town’s favourite doctor-cum vegetable grower to pick some produce; a visit to a dairy for tasting of award-winning cheeses; a village ramble with a historian and story teller and a truly welcoming dinner.
In Prince Albert stay at one of a handpicked number of renovated cottages for two nights on a full board basis, with drinks for your own account.
DAY 7 – PRINCE ALBERT
An optional morning walk up the famous Swartberg Pass or a leisurely breakfast precedes a visit to the morning market.
A mid-morning cooking session introduces you to the South African culinary culture where … hands do the talking, followed by lunch and an afternoon cooking session where you prepare some Karoo classics, with a contemporary twist.
In lieu of tea, enjoy a wine tasting at the smallest registered wine estate in South Africa, and another at a local winery.
Over dinner, enjoy the fruits of the day’s culinary endeavours and the company of a master maker of a Serrano style ham.
DAY 8 – CAPE TOWN
Gather early for coffee and rusks before a botanical excursion with a renowned specialist in Karoo biome biology.
Break your fast with a mid morning, hearty Karoo brunch – interspersed with some interesting demonstrations.
Depart around midday for Cape Town airport and your homeward journey or onward safari extension.
Discover the magic and majesty of Africa – make the most of your long-haul journey and lighten your carbon footprint in the process with a wildlife safari .