Gourmet Getaway: Itinerary

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Gastronomy Tour: Itinerary ~ Gourmet Getaway

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN
Private transfer from Cape Town airport to a landmark hotel on the Atlantic seafront overlooking the Sea Point Promenade. Get together for an ice breaker with fellow food and wine enthusiasts in the tranquil courtyard.
Bespoke welcome dinner with informative locals in an artist’s studio located in the creative hub of Woodstock. Winchester Mansions for three nights in luxury rooms on a bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 2 – CAPE TOWN
Full day exploring the scenic Cape Peninsula, with morning coffee overlooking the harbour of Kalk Bay (rated as ”one of the 12 coolest neighbourhoods in the world” by Forbes magazine), penguins on their dedicated beach at Boulders, and a cliff-hugging drive along Chapman’s Peak.
Hand’s-on foraging experience at Cape Point before your seasonal, sustainable lunch here, and sun-downers with a twist at a surprise coastal location on the way back. 
Dinner is at your leisure, with a free shuttle to the Waterfront available.

DAY 3 – CAPE TOWN
Discover the heart of the city. Ascend Table Mountain by cable car. Meet the pioneers of the Oranjezicht City Farm. Look around the colourful Bo Kaap quarter and buzzy Bree Street. Sample Cape Malay specialities in historic Heritage Square. See iconic art and design in the V&A Waterfront.
Dine at The Test Kitchen featured in the World’s Top 50 Restaurant awards, on a 10-course, wine-paired meal, prepared by chef Luke Dale-Roberts.

DAY 4 – THE WINELANDS
Full day around the Winelands. Highlights include visiting venerable wineries, a wine tasting at Vergelegen, an olive oil tasting at Morgenster, the town of Stellenbosch, lunch with a view at Tokara, the sculpture filled gardens at Delaire Graff 
Dinner is at your leisure in the picturesque village of Franschhoek, South Africa’s proclaimed ”culinary capital”.
Leeu House, a boutique hotel in the heart of the village, for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 5 – THE WINELANDS
A practical morning session learning the art of bread making precedes l
unch in the vineyards.
Wander around 
Babylonstoren estate’s beguiling garden based on the 1652 Dutch East India Company’s garden that replenished passing ships with fresh food for the next 150 years, finding out fascinating stories about some of their 300 plants – that are all edible. 
Taste accolade-notching wines at Mullineaux before sampling chef Scot Kirton’s acclaimed creativity at La Petite Colombe, a Condé Nast Best Hotel Restaurant winner.

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 spectacular 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.
Over dinner, enjoy the fruits of the day’s culinary endeavours and the company of master chefs.

DAY 8 – PRINCE ALBERT
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.

Bon appetit!