Food Culture Tour

9-day South African Food Culture Tour

£1,795 per person

Code: BM-FC

Group size: Min2 Max10

You are invited to the table for a festival of flavours dipped into the rich heritage of South African cultures.

South Africa is a melting pot of many different cultures, and the food will tell the stories! So why not learn how to make some our the most popular dishes under the guidance of the locals. We will have you stuck in, mixing spices, whisking away creams, trying delicious samples and pairing wine with cheeses, dessert, chocolates and even biltong.

We have put the perfect tour together that combines good food, wine and great stories from the diverse cultures of the rainbow nation. This culinary journey will take you from the buzzing city to the lazy coastline, enjoy home-cooked favourites, sit around the fire with food that makes you feel good. 

And while you eat, listen to the exciting stories of where the food originated. We visit homes, markets, restaurants and farms in 3 different locations in and around Cape Town. You will be spoilt for choice, and you might just be adding to your waistline…sorry to say!

Price and what it includes:


7 nights B&B accommodation. 3 nights city boutique otel. 2 nights beach guesthouse. 2 nights wine estate stay. Based on 2 people sharing. Single supplement applies.

Transfers (2) to and from Cape Town International Airport. Transport and tours as specified on itinerary.

Bo Kaap cooking class, Half day Cape Peninsula Tour, x2 Street tours
x7 Breakfasts, x2 Dinners, x3 Lunches, x1 Wine & food tasting.
When you book with Themba Travel Ltd, you will have the peace of mind and security that your money is financially protected. As a tour operator we are committed to customer satisfaction.
Our local guide will take care of the details and give direction.


Low Deposit

Flexible payment options

100% Financial protection


Summary of Itinerary

Your food journey starts and ends in Cape Town city centre. Visit one of the oldest communities in the colourful Bo Kaap. Join the cooking class and you will learn to mix your spices for a good Cape Malay dish and finish it with the infamous sweet treat, the koe’sister! 

There will be ample time to explore the city’s iconic attractions like Table Mountain, District Six Museum or a drive around the Peninsula. And if you love shopping, the V&A Waterfront awaits you for some retail therapy! This will leave you breathless and hungry! And we sure have the remedy for that…FOOD!

We pack our bags and head to the unspoiled beauty of the West Coast. We visit the rhythm and the rhymes of the First People and learn about their food and life practices of the Indigenous people of South Africa. 

The Westcoast gathers small fishing villages like Langebaan and Paternoster.  With its widespread floral blanket during Spring, this coastal drive takes you to see some wildlife and meet some wonderful earthlings in close relationship with nature and all her beauty.

All aboard the wine tram! We are heading to more breathtaking views and powerful stories of the Cape Winelands. 

We wander into nature, taking in the sights of the wine valley. Taste, see and sit overlooking the vineyards. On the last night, you will gather around the fire for a braai (barbecue).  You might end up singing and dancing together. You will leave ‘fuller’ literally and much happier.

After breakfast, you travel to Franschhoek, where French Hugenote farmers settled in 1694. You will visit the historic estate where a portion of land was awarded to the first female in South Africa. Here you will take part in a wine tasting, or enjoy something more unique, such as a wine blending experience, or “Sabrage”, a technique to open a bottle of wine with a sword!

For the rest of the afternoon, take a stroll down the high street filled with French flair. We conclude the tour with a traditional meal on a boutique farm in the wine valley.

Depending on when your flight leaves, we might have time for a coffee paired with a local favourite. You leave ‘fuller’ and much happier.    

Suggested Tours

£2,175 per person

South African women expedition





A picture of a cheetah.

£975 - 2 weeks
£1,410 - 3 weeks
£1,845 - 4 weeks

Care for cheetahs, wild and captive.





A photo of 3 people.

£755 - 1 week
£1,425 - 2 weeks

A community-based social enterprise.





Get in touch

Not sure which tour to choose from?

Speak to someone who’s from there.

Call us +44 793 9379 636 or email us at [email protected]

Join Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and find inspiration for your travels!