South Africa Wine & Culinary Experience

From $9,629.00 p/person

Take your taste buds on a journey through Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Kruger Park!

This tour allows you to discover the unique flavours of South Africa’s culinary scene. Starting in the Mother City, delight your appetite with fair trade coffee and local gin. We’ll also take you to some of Cape Town’s hottest dining spots.

Once you’ve had your fill of the city’s food, as well as its spectacular scenery and famous attractions, you’ll head to the historical town of Franschhoek. In the culinary capital of South Africa, you’ll pair local vintages with handcrafted chocolate; dine on farm-to-table feasts and taste some of the country’s most celebrated dishes. And all in the heart of the picturesque Cape Winelands.

For your next course, we whisk you away to the Kruger Park for a luxury stay at Lion Sands River Lodge, which concludes your trip with a classic Big Five experience.

South Africa Food & Wine Culinary Safari Map

Your Itinerary

4 nights in Cape Town

Wine and dine in the Mother City, the mother of South Africa’s foodie scene. Your epic taste adventure kicks off with a private coffee tasting at Truth, which will give you insights into the origins of the world’s best coffees. Similarly, a private tasting at Woodstock Gin will reveal the surprising infusions of different types of gin. This evening, you’ll dine on innovative cuisine conceptualised by the famous Chef Luke Dale Roberts at the Pot Luck Club, dubbed the coolest place to be in Cape Town.

In between all your wining and dining, Cape Town will also serve up some unmissable experiences: ride the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain, meet the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach in Simonstown, and explore the V&A Waterfront.


Savour a home-hosted lunch with Chef Nicky Gibbs, discover fine dining at La Colombe and experiential dining at The Test Kitchen.

View of Cape Grace from the harbour, Cape Town - Explorer Safari


Cape Grace

Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best than the Cape Grace hotel. 

View of Cape Grace from the harbour, Cape Town - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Cape Winelands

Your gastronomy safari continues to the heart of South Africa’s culinary scene: Franschhoek. In true Cape Winelands style, this leg of your journey begins with a wine tasting at Waterkloof Wines followed by a chocolate and wine pairing at Waterford Estate.

Each meal is an experience. Lunch on three courses of gourmet cuisine created by Chef Guy Bennet at Grande Provence, followed by dinner at La Petite Colombe. One of the highlights of the Winelands is Babylonstoren, home to famous gardens and celebrated restaurant, Babel. Here you’ll enjoy a garden and wine tour followed by lunch before heading to Pierneef La Motte for a wine tasting and dinner at Le Coin Francais.


Embark on a journey of culinary discover at La Petite Colombe, Babel, and Le Coin Francais.

Pool side at Leeu House - Explorer Safari


Leeu House

Leeu Estates inspires the art of living – and dining – well. The Dining Room with its airy and spacious conservatory encourages long, leisurely meals savoured with fine South African vintages from the cellar. A delectable afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats that change with the seasons is also available.

Pool side at Leeu House - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Kruger Park

For a final treat, your stay at Lion Sands River Lodge in the Kruger Park promises a delectable end to your culinary tour in South Africa. Bookended by early morning and late afternoon game drives seeking out the Big Five, your days are yours to spend as you wish.

Your accommodation at Lion Sands River Lodge is among the best of the best and is the perfect base from which to enjoy all that your Kruger safari has to offer. Delicious dining, sparkling swimming pools and bush walks are just a few experiences to look forward to.


Your Lion Sands River Lodge dining experience includes the traditional Boma ‘with a twist’; the signature Riverbed dinners and deck dining in the shade of the trees and overlooking the Sabie River. Breakfast is a home-styled experience.


Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge is sophisticated and stylish, with clean lines and natural light flowing throughout. Highlights include a barista’s station with artisanal coffees, an art gallery, safari lounge, bar and the OneLife MORE boutique. 


4 nights Cape Grace Hotel in a Luxury Room on a bed and breakfast basis (includes transfer from Cape Town International Airport to hotel)
Half Day City Tour
Dinner at the Pot Luck Club or similar inclusive of 10% gratuity, subject to availability (beverages for own account)
Full Day Cape Point Tour
Home-hosted lunch at Nicky Gibbs at Crofters Kitchen inclusive of 10% gratuity and soft drinks
Dinner at The Shortmarket Club or similar inclusive of 10% gratuity, subject to availability (beverages for own account)
Full Day West Coast Tour
Lunch at Wolfgat inclusive of 10% gratuity (beverages for own account)
Half Day City Tour (cable-car trip)
Home-hosted lunch in Bokaap inclusive of soft drinks and 10% gratuity
Dinner at La Colombe / Test Kitchen / Green House or similar inclusive of 10% gratuity, subject to availability (beverages for own account)
Private transfer to Delaire Graaf Lodge & Spa in the Cape Winelands
3 nights Delaire Graaf Lodge & Spa in a Deluxe Garden View Room on a bed and breakfast basis
Full Day Winelands Tour
Lunch at Babel / Delaire Graaf inclusive of 10% gratuity (beverages for own account)
Transfer from Delaire Graaf to Cape Town International Airport
Return Federal Air light aircraft light from OR Tambo International Airport to Skukuza Airport
Return transfer from Skukua Airport to Lion Sands River Lodge
3 nights Lion Sands River Lodge in a Luxury Room on a fully-inclusive basis (includes all meals, select drinks and safari activities)


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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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