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A Two Week Gourmet South Africa Itinerary

A Two Week Gourmet South Africa Itinerary

One of the best ways to get to know South Africa is by sampling its local specialities and remarkable wines as you meander through its stunning landscapes and vineyard-clad hills. From the cosmopolitan allure of Cape Town to the untouched shores of Paternoster, through the culinary haven of Franschhoek, to the serene elegance of Kurland, and finally, to the raw, untamed beauty of Kwandwe, keep reading for our top recommendations across the country.

Day 1 - 3: Ellerman House, Cape Town

Fly into Cape Town – we suggest you stay at Ellerman House, renowned for its stunning ocean views and exquisite art collection. Get under the skin of Cape Town by delving into its culinary delights and vibrant culture on a privately guided food tour walking through the city’s back streets. Discover the tastes that truly represent this rainbow nation: from South African street food to some of Cape Town’s best artisanal food and coffee shops. True food lovers mustn't miss lunch at Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, the innovative cuisine at Fyn, or the joy of discovering local flavours at Oranjezicht City Market.

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Day 4 - 6: Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, West Coast

Travellers who explore the West Coast will be rewarded with a wilderness of wild flowers, unique flora and fauna, and an ocean populated with dolphins and seals. Stay at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, where luxury meets the untouched beauty of the rugged coastline. Experience the culinary genius of Wolfgat, celebrated for its sustainable approach to local ingredients and foraging.

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Day 7 - 8: 7 Koppies, Franschhoek & The Winelands

A trip to the Winelands is a must for any gourmand, and as the name suggests, there are a vast number of world-class wineries in this region, including Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl which all lie within easy reach of each other. 7 Koppies Farm in Franschhoek will be your home for two nights, offering an intimate connection with nature and luxury amongst the ‘stony hills’ (koppies). Visit the historic Babylonstoren for its beautiful gardens and farm-to-table dining, have lunch at Orangerie at Le Lude, and dine at Epice, renowned for its exploration of spices. We also recommend a visit to Franschhoek Car Museum, showcasing over 100 years of automotive history.

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Day 9 - 10: Kurland Hotel, The Garden Route

Discover a different pace along the Garden Route, for the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and beautifully desolate beaches. Just outside of Plettenberg Bay, enjoy the elegance of Kurland Hotel which is set on a vast estate of incredible natural beauty with outdoor pool, tennis court, wellness spa and superb restaurant. Take part in local activities such as cycling, hiking, fishing, and discover the culinary scene of Plettenberg Bay, with its fresh local produce, and surrounding wine estates for tastings.

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Day 11 - 13: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

Your final stop takes you to the Eastern Cape and the award-winning Kwandwe Game Reserve, where luxury meets wilderness. During the day, embark on guided game drives to see the Big Five, bush walks and conservation activities, followed by evening sundowners and dinner under the stars, enjoying local game and African-inspired dishes.

Sound like your kind of trip? Speak to one of our destination experts on +44(0) 207 81 99 770 to plan your own tailor-made foodie itinerary to South Africa.

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- Leslie Siben, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
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