If you’re a food lover or wine aficionado then you will adore the choice and affordability of South Africa’s food and wine. Influences of its indigenous people along with French, Dutch, Indian and Malaysian cultures, are reflected in its diverse cuisine. Sample boerewors, a traditional South African coiled sausage typically made from beef and a mixture of pork or lamb and spices, and cooked on a braai. For something spicier, try the Cape Malay Curry or why not taste game meats such as ostrich, springbok and kudu. Whilst visiting South Africa
, be sure to enjoy a Boma dinner, a traditional African style dinner, enjoyed outside under the stars. Typically a four course meal comprising a sumptuous meat buffet, soups, game strews and dessert, you certainly won’t be left hungry. Sample the wine at the mountainous Cape Winelands region, just north of Cape Town. Home to historic wine estates and beautiful old architecture, sample the wines from over 100 wine producers in Stellenbosch, the birthplace of Pinotage (Pinot Noir and Cinsaut). This is the second oldest region in South Africa with varieties including Cabinet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chenin Blanc. Alternatively, visit Franschhoek, influenced by the French and home to a plethora of art galleries, shops and restaurants. Sample the ‘Cap Classique’ sparkling wine whilst you hop on and off the vintage Franschhoek Wine Tram, a leisurely and fun way to explore the rolling vineyards and charming estate.