There's no doubt sampling local delicacies in exceptional locations enhances any vacation. In Southern Africa you are in for some truly amazing treats. From the historic brandy cellars at Paarl to sunset dining on the Zambezi River there are many incredible experiences waiting for you!
Just outside Cape Town is peaceful, picturesque Groot Constantia with its white, Cape Dutch-style great house. Enjoy tasting the whites, reds and rosés while taking in the panoramic vineyard views. Pair the award-winning wines with a meal of the Cape's freshest ingredients at Simon's Restaurant or tuck into Cape Malay fare at Jonkershuis Restaurant.
See what happens in the African bush at night on a game viewing drive with a spotlight at Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve. After observing some nocturnal species and activity, settle in around a campfire for a three-course meal of local delicacies under the star-studded night sky. A thrilling and unique experience!
Your culinary journey lets you wine, dine and relax as you explore the country and learn the techniques required for local and French cooking. Take classes with master chefs at such inspiring locations as Thula Thula Elephant Safari Camp, Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse in Wellington and the African Relish Recreational Cooking School in Prince Albert.
How about spicy Mopane worms, crocodile or kudu? Namibia is the place for culinary novelty and Windhoek has plenty of restaurants for a superb meal. At Joe's Beer House sip a local lager along with your meal of Namibian specialties. The Namibian Institution of Culinary Education and Xwama Cultural Village & Restaurant are two other outstanding venues in town.
At the foot of Table Mountain, this UNESCO World Heritage Site gives you an unforgettable dining experience. Filled with character and history, a scenic natural setting, superb service and exceptional cuisine, an evening here is something truly special with vintage cocktails, fresh baked loaves of bread, whole roasts and superior local wines.
Addo not only offers exceptional game viewing. You can take in some exquisite food and wine experiences at a variety of restaurants and lodges in the park. Enjoy organic meals of Kudu burgers, springbok carpaccio, ostrich and blue wildebeest and learn how to pair South African wines with food.
Noted for its superior wines and brandy, South Africa's Western Cape is the ideal place for visiting outstanding wineries and distilleries. The legendary towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek are just an hour outside of Cape Town, home to South Africa's top wine and brandy producers with a long history of excellence.
Marvel at the unforgettable Zambezi sunset before enjoying a three-course dinner aboard your riverboat. You'll see hippos, crocs and birdlife - and maybe elephant crossing the river to the islands where they feed. A memorable dining experience!
While on safari in Botswana, be sure to try the national dish, Seswaa, a tasty meal of meat and maize porridge. Free-range chicken, goat, sheep, bread, dumplings, flat cakes, beans and sweet potatoes are other popular foods to try.
Sample a classic meal of meat cooked on the Braai. Tours of the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn feature an outdoor Braii lunch or dinner including ostrich meat and eggs. Learn all about this intriguing bird and enjoy a farm stay in the guesthouse.
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