Duration: 9 nights
Regions: Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands
Travel Style: SelfdriveRate: on Request
Welcome to the “Mother City” – where it all began.
During your stay in Cape Town, you will enjoy the Cape Malay cuisine in a very special way. Among other things, you will take part in a cooking class in the colourful Bo-Kaap. You will learn how to mix a masala and how to prepare chicken curry, rootis, samoosas and daaltijes. The course ends with a wonderful 2-course menu.
Those who have got a taste for this hearty lunch can optionally enjoy a 3-course menu of Cape Malay cuisine in the evening at the Three Boutique accommodation. As another optional alternative, the Aubergine Restaurant is nearby. Here you can test what a German star chef can do in Cape Town!
The following day, you will go on a guided walking tour through town. Discover the historical food culture in De Waterkant, Greenpoint, Seapoint, and the Waterfront: a mosaic of international influence.
Lastly, Cape Town’s markets are worth a visit! Just talk to us, and we’ll recommend our favourite markets in the Cape metropolis.
The Three Boutique Hotel awaits you with a pool and shaded patio. From the roof terrace, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Table Mountain as well as the mountains Devil’s Peak, Lions Head, and Signal Hill. The rooms are elegant and modern furnished.
The next stop of your trip to Cape Town and the surrounding area is the small coastal town of Hermanus on the so-called Whale Coast. There you will visit the Hemel en Aarde Valley on a privately guided tour. Directly translated from Afrikaans, this means “Heaven and Earth” and, for those who live there, the valley is often described as “heaven on earth”. Luckily you are on a guided tour from winery to winery. So you do not have to spit out the wine and may enjoy the included tastings. Cheers! But there is yet more to come!
South Africans love their meat. One of the popular leisure activities is to “braai”. Of course, the local version of barbecuing should not be missed and is included as a traditional dinner for you. Try the South African version of the bratwurst, the ‘Boerewors’, game meat (subject to availability), steak, mealiepap, sosaties and much more.
Auberge Burgundy is a charming Provencal-style boutique hotel, centrally located on Hermanus’ seafront, overlooking the picturesque Old Port and the spectacular Walker Bay, known for its natural beauty and whale watching.
The following historic wine pearl on your culinary journey is Robertson. With breath-taking panoramic views of the fertile vineyards and the Langeberg mountain range, you will stay at the Excelsior winery including a 3-course dinner and wine.
In addition, a cheese and wine tasting will be prepared for you at the Van Loveren winery. Optionally recommended is a boat trip on the Breede River. Have a delicious picnic basket put together at the Viljoensdrift winery for this trip!
Meals included: breakfast, 2 x dinner
Excelsior Manor Guesthouse offers luxurious accommodation on a working wine farm in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley. The Cape Dutch Revival Manor, once a family home, has been lovingly restored and offers elegant comfort and serenity, and personal hospitality. There are nine classically furnished bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one of which is handicapped accessible.
Why don’t you spend some time at the swimming pool? Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the vineyards and the Langeberg mountain range.
The last stop of your trip to Cape Town and the surrounding area will take you to Franschhoek. Here you will spend the night at the Rickety Bridge winery. During your stay, a wine tasting of 5 different varieties, as well as a tour of the wine cellars is included. Take your love for wine to the next level with an interactive wine blending experience set against the backdrop of vines and Franschhoek’s mountains.
Rickety Bridge is not only ideally located to explore the picturesque place Franschhoek, but is also located directly on the route of the hop-on hop-off wine train. As another highlight, use your day ticket for this train to explore the following wineries: Mont Rochelle, La Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne and Grande Provence. As an option for lunch and dinner, you can choose from an extensive list of exquisite restaurants.
Meals included: breakfast
Located 3 km from the renowned village of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa, Rickety Bridge Wine Estate is nestled on a hill overlooking vineyards and the majestic Wemmershoek Mountains. It is an excellent base from which to explore the wine region of South Africa.
The history of this winery dates back to 1694, when Rickety Bridge was originally part of La Provence, one of the first seven French Huguenot farms in Franschhoek. Today the property is home to a modern winery, bistro-style restaurant, luxurious accommodation, and a rural wedding and event venue.