South AfricaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways
Along with exciting, adventurous safaris and the wide diversity of cultures throughout South Africa, visitors will be pleased with the great variety of foods and cuisine. South African cuisine reflects influences from the traditions of the Zulus, the Afrikaner and British cooking styles, and indigenous cooking techniques brought from the Netherlands, Java, Portugal, Malaysia, and India, as well as utilizing native plant bulbs, roots, nuts and leaves. Meat preparation ranges from African style barbecue known as braai to the popular technique of preservation called biltong. Creative and imaginative, South African cooking techniques blend the curries and hot peppers of India and southeast Asia into tasty dishes that pop with flavor and color. From Afrikaner lamb stew called potjiekos to Dutch fried milk tarts, from bunny chow to bobotie to smoked snoek fish, individuals on a cooking vacation in South Africa will never forget the tastes, flavors, and aromas unique to the South African nation.
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South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. With its heady mix of cultures, some of the best beaches in the world, wildlife parks, heritage sites, beautiful natural scenery, a great infrastructure, and a stable post-apartheid environment, South Africa offers the traveler a unique and inspiring experience.
A purpose built recreational cooking school, luxurious accommodations, a melting pot of cultures and cuisines…and the mystery of the Karoo make this a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the culinary secrets of South Africa. Come and explore the traditions, cultures and cuisine of the Great Karoo.
From Franschhoek to Stellenbosch in the heart of the South African Wine Country to the cosmopolitan energy of Cape Town, prepare yourself for the ultimate culinary adventure where safari means the hunt for sweet and savory, sophisticated regional wines, culinary instruction with master chefs, and dining on a menu of seasonal ingredients that will delight the palate.