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Food and Cultural Tour in Cape Town

Food and Cultural Tour in Cape Town

Food and Cultural Tour in Cape Town

Trip Details:

Operator:   SaltyCrax
Price From: 575 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit
Program duration: 5 days

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About this program

Here’s a culinary & wine tour for the foodie and wine-lover on a budget! This exciting 5-day voyage takes you to some of South Africa’s best wineries, as well as to visit the awe-inspiring views of the region. 

Starting off, you’ll have a day to relax and take in some sun at world-renowned Kite Beach, a white-sand beach known for it’s wind and waves. Later, meet other international travelers and head out on the town for a nice cold brew and BBQ. 

Day 2 starts off with a stop at Rosetta Roastery where you’ll get energized during a delicious coffee tasting. Later, you’ll have the chance to visit the foothills of Devil’s Peak Mountain, where you’ll taste the beers of Devil’s Peak Brewery. Finally, you’ll tempt your sweet tooth at Honest Chocolate Cafe, where handcrafted truffles and chocolates will be calling your name. 

In Stellenboch and Franschhoek the tour takes you to taste the wines of four different vineyards. Stopping off for a tasty lunch on one of the breathtakingly beautiful wine farms. On a tour, learn about the process of wine and how it goes from grape to bottle. 

This well-crafted itinerary includes incredible experiences such as township tours, and an African dinner and show. On the final day of your tour, visit Bo-Kaap, known for it’s brightly painted houses and spices. Here, you’ll learn to prepare Cape Malay dishes from a local woman. 

This is the trip of a lifetime!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Orientation

Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the airport and transported to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Bloubergstrand. 

The hostel is within walking distance to bars, restaurants, the beach, shops, and transport terminals. Blouberg is famous for kitesurfing, water sports, and its incredible views of Table Mountain. Spend the rest of your day at the world famous Kite Beach to soak up some sun and capture great views. In the evening, relax at Saltycrax by cracking a cold beer and mingling with locals and many international travelers, as a traditional braai is prepared for your enjoyment.

Day 2: City Centre Food & Drinks

Truffles anyone? Start your foodie experience with a freshly percolated coffee at Rosetta Roastery, where a coffee tasting is the first order of the day. From hot to cold, next stop is a beer tasting paired with delicious finger food at Devils Peak Brewery, located at the foothills of the iconic Devils Peak Mountain. 

From here you will travel to Honest Chocolate Café, Heaven on Earth for anybody who has a sweet tooth.

A short walk takes you to the next destination, which is Franki Fenner, for a light mouth-watering biltong snack. Biltong is cured meat and a favorite snack in South Africa.

Say cheese! The final stop of the day is at Culture Club Cheese, to taste a variety of some divine locally produced cheese.

 

Day 3: Wine Tour

Go on a journey through the beautiful Cape Wine Lands in search of the perfect wine to enjoy during your time in South Africa and to bring home to share with friends and family. Don’t forget your camera, as you will be traveling through the beautiful wine regions such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. 

Visit four wine farms throughout the day and sample the various wines that they have to offer. You will take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch on a scenic wine farm overlooking the vast vineyards. After lunch, take a tour through a wine cellar and learn how wine evolves from grape to bottle. Be sure to sample some Pinotage wine, a uniquely produced grape varietal that originated in South Africa.

Day 4: Township Tour & African Dinner and Show

You will be collected from the hostel and taken to our local townships to explore the culture and history of local South Africans.  Meet the locals, visit a school and drink homemade brewed beer.

In the evening, take a taxi down to Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro in Sea Point. Here, experience a 3-course buffet dinner, while being entertained by an exciting musical show “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City” (“Kaapse” meaning Cape). This one-of-a-kind musical dinner show directed by the award-winning director Basil Appollis will take you on a journey of extraordinary events alongside ‘Pa Joe’ and his family. The show takes you on a rollercoaster through its blend of humorous storytelling, powerful emotional songs, and charismatic performers unique to only Cape Town.You will then have the option to visit Robben Island (optional extra) or the waterfront in Cape Town city center.

Day 5: Cape Malay Home Cooking Experience

The Bo-Kaap district is today's stop, renowned for its brightly colored houses and the scent of delectable spices wafting through the air. This is the perfect area to pick up some local spices as you roam the vibrant streets of the Bo-Kaap with picturesque Table Mountain as your backdrop.

Meet Gamidah, a local South African who will welcome you into her home with open arms. You will prepare and indulge in a variety of traditional Cape Malay dishes–her love for food and people will encapsulate you as she talks you through the different food items and recipes.

The Cape Malay people are known for their vibrant culture that derives from their South East Asia heritage.

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

FlagFlag_of_South_Africa
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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