Our senses allow us to make sense of the world. They connect us to our uniquely human condition and connect us to others. They have the ability to plant us in the present, remind us of the past, and make us long for future plans.
Travellers and explorers use sounds, tastes, aromas and views to describe their journeys, so it’s fitting that one of our favourite tours is all about creating moments that are dedicated to experiencing the world through your senses.
Pre and Post Break-away!
Africa is enchanting, exciting and enthralling. Break-away and extend your stay either before or after your epicurean experience. The wildlife and game reserves of Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana are easily accessible from Johannesburg and offer guests the opportunity to trace the path of intrepid explorers who first arrived in Africa.[TELL ME MORE]
MUST SEE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Forage, flavour and feast
Foraging on the slopes of Table Mountain both an escapade and an education. A world of culinary possibilities opens up with this unique “gatherer” cooking experience.
Peninsulas and Peaks
A side-car tour of The Cape Peninsula offers a fun perspective of this world-renown route. The scenery changes from urban to suburban to almost rural, all in the space of 52km.
Christo Brandt Presentation
The experiences of ex-prison guard Christo Brandt reveal the insights and stories behind his time spent in the company of Nelson Mandela. Considered a friend of South Africa’s most-loved icon, Christo’s relationship with Mandela spanned many years.
Colourful Cape Malay
Bokaap, adjacent to Cape Town CBD, is the birthplace of traditional Cape Malay culture and cuisine. Our tasty adventure in this vibrant, colourful suburb will not only entice your palate, but will also excite your palette; the brightly coloured houses are a guaranteed photo opportunity.
Nobu in Cape Town’s One&Only at the V&A Waterfront is described as a culinary icon. On this masterclass you’ll learn how to create their signature Japanese-Peruvian dishes which is paired with Sake on suggestion from the Sommelier Team.
JAN Innovation Studio
Michelin Star chef, Jan Hendrick van der Westhuizen offers an exclusive experience at JAN Innovation Studio. With seating for no more than sixteen, this space offers diners a food and wine pairing that celebrates South African culinary heritage and ingredients.
La Colombe, Constantia
Award-winning restaurant La Colombe has been a constant destination on Cape Town’s “must-dine” list. Prepared with expert panache, the cuisine is as much a visual feast as it is a culinary cabaret. Named one of the Top 10 restaurants in the World, La Colombe is passionate about delivering perfection on a plate which matches the lofty views from their location at Silvermist on the top of Constantia Nek.
Forget-me-not the Huguenots
Steeped in history, Franschhoek – or “French Corner” – was the settling place for the Huguenots, French Protestants who arrived on South African shores around 1688. Your tour includes a historical perspective on these settlers who left an indelible mark on the culture of the region.
Winning ways to wine and dine
Between vintage car rides through the winelands, private wine tours, and curated chocolate and wine tasting, your sojourn in the winelands will be infused with rich flavours and experiences.
Sip & Cycle
Cycling from farm-to-farm, your day trip meanders through vineyards and country roads. Each winery offers their own particular style of tasting and include a cellar tour in your visit. A gourmet lunch will more than satisfy the hunger you work up during your journey. Have no fear that you’ll have to keep pace with Tour de France athletes – your spin will be taken at a leisurely pace so that you can soak up the sights and sounds of the winelands.
Big Five Safari!
Bordering the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve spans 65 000 hectares and is home to the Big Five: lion, elephant, rhinoceros, leopard and African buffalo.
Eat, drink, and be merry!
Were it not for the comforting sounds of the bushveld, the scent of ancient African soil, and the endless views of grasslands, scrublands and acacia trees, you might think that you were in a Michelin Star restaurant anywhere in the world.
Though it’s hard to discern whether the atmosphere or the cuisine wins, we guarantee that dining in all our preferred lodges is just as much about fine dining and wine paring as it is about the backdrop of a completely unique environment. Many lodges have their own training programmes and academies for their chefs and chef de parties. They take great pride in offering world-class cuisine that leans in to local flavours and ingredients, always delivered with impeccable, warm service.
MUST STAY ACOMMODATION
Tucked away at the base of Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most scenic routes, the eight suites of Tintswalo Atlantic rest on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Each themed room is a nod to a different island and The Tintswalo Kitchen prides itself on preparing fresh, seasonal cuisine that’s aligned with the fresh, al fresco atmosphere.
Le Quartier Francais
Situated in Franschhoek, the “Gourmet Capital” of the Cape winelands, Le Quartier Francais boutique hotel is located in the heart of Franschhoek village. Grand old trees stand sentry over the gardens, pool and rooms which are styled as elegantly-auberge. La Colombe at Le Quartier Francais’ is a legendary landmark on the great gastronomy map of the region and is a must-do for fine-fare aficionados.
Where the breath-taking bushveld touches the heavens, that’s where you’ll find Silvan Safari Lodge. 2018 winner as the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge, her six luxury suites are surrounded by an endless African landscape. Set alongside a river, the pool, main lodge and spa elegantly lean into nature.
True to the spirit of African lodge dining, Silvan offers guests a choice of indoor and outdoor options for their food and wine pairings.
Reignite your wonder of the world via a sensory adventure. Get in touch.