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 with tradition food in Africa. 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 that guide you through the tradition foods of Africa 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.

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Explorer is the inbound division of Grosvenor Tours, part of Cullinan Holdings, a member of The Travel Corporation family of brands. 


We are the industry leaders in private, tailor-made luxury travel, leveraging over 60 years of experience in creating bespoke safaris in Africa. 


We’ve personally experienced each destination and luxury safari lodge to ensure we offer only top quality, exclusive & authentic African encounters.