Food & Wine Vacations
Taste the Gourmet Delights of Africa
Take the simple joy of eating to gastronomic new levels on food and wine vacations with Explorer. Whether you’re keen on fine dining or food foraging, we have got a taste for the good life. We can’t wait to share the flavors of Southern Africa with you.
With some of South Africa’s top restaurants dotted through the Cape Winelands, this is the perfect place to kick off your culinary journey. Cycle through a vineyard before tucking into a farm-to-table feast; take a cellar tour to learn about wine pairing, or head to Franschhoek, the country’s foodie capital for a signature meal at The Tasting Room, at Le Quartier Francais.
Closer to Cape Town, La Colombe in the Constantia Valley is famous for its fine cuisine and centuries-old grand estates, while the Mother City itself boasts a staggering choice of excellent restaurants and quirky eateries. Take a tasting tour of Cape Town; coffee, chocolate and gin tastings are sure to delight your taste buds.
Good food and wine are not confined to the Western Cape. Take your appetite on a wild ride and combine a culinary holiday with a with Big 5 luxury safari in the Kruger Park, where the reserve’s top-end game lodges are famous for their innovative cuisine.
This is just a small taste of what you can experience on food and wine tours with Explorer. Southern Africa has never been more delicious.
Indulge in the flavours of the Mother City, including traditional Cape Malay cuisine, and discover Cape Town’s hidden foodie gems and gourmet hotspots.
Recreate traditional South African dishes in a cooking demonstration and class in the Kruger Park. This is luxury bush cuisine with a difference.
Embark on a unique journey of food that tells the story of the gardens, culture, environment, heritage and wine of Vergelegen.
Top Experiences in Food & Wine Vacations
Boschendal’s culinary focus is on contemporary farm-to-table dining using the finest local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients. Expect a menu featuring fermented breads, slow-roasted brisket sourced from the farm’s herd of Angus cattle, house-smoked trout and more.
Recreate traditional South African dishes in a cooking demonstration and class at the Kruger Park. This is luxury bush cuisine with a difference.
The Garden Route is fast becoming a gastronomic destination for foodies. Take your taste buds on a journey from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay and Knysna to Oudtshoorn and experience some of the best restaurants in the region.
The fertile vineyards of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley produce some of the best wines in the world, especially at the renowned Bouchard Finlayson wine estate. The cellars are open for wine tastings daily, with a selection of nine fine wines from which to choose. Don’t leave without a bottle of Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, which recently scored 100 points at the International Wine Challenge 2018.
A trip to Stone Town is not complete without a traditional spice tour. Inhale the scents of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon as you embrace a unique part of Zanzibar’s Portuguese heritage.