Tag: Food & Wine

Visit The French Corner of South Africa

Franschhoek: The Heart of South African Food and Wine

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands, lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Here, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Franschhoek Valley, known as South Africa's food and wine capital.

Franschhoek, known as South Africa’s Food and Wine Capital.

IN TOUCH: Interview with Deon Barnard

Interview with Deon Barnard

Meet Deon, our colorful Chief Operating Officer. Also known as “The Safari Guy”, Deon is extremely knowledgeable about his native South Africa, and after 28 years in the travel industry, it comes as no surprise that he is considered an expert in his field. He is a passionate speaker and skilled trainer;  he draws from his roots plus experience in business and in life to show us not what can be done, but more importantly why it should be done. His enthusiasm is contagious, and his compelling talks are energy-infused and laced with sharp wit and unexpected humor.

Cheers to South African Wine – The Healthy Choice

Cheers to South African Wine - The Healthy Choice

When your doctor recommends a glass of wine a day for good health, if it’s South African wine, you can enjoy two! This is because while sulfites are present in all wine, South African wine has the lowest amount. As we all know, sulfites can trigger allergies. Travelers often tell us that they don’t get the headaches from South African wines that they often experience with wines from other regions.

Dining Etiquette in South Africa

What are the differences in dining etiquette in South Africa?

Dining etiquette in South Africa is mostly westernized, with some of its own idiosyncrasies.  For instance, it’s acceptable to eat pasta by twirling it onto a fork with the aid of a spoon, and to eat lobster with your hands.
 

Casual Outdoor Dining

Casual Outdoor Dining