Home to some of the world’s famous masters of culinary creations, South Africa is every food lover’s dream. Unique dishes have appeared, from the time of the Khoisan, its first hunter-gatherers, to the black people who introduced agriculture, and later the Dutch, English, German and Portuguese immigrants. Slaves from India and Malaysia brought curry and other spicy flavorings, and Portuguese explorers added fish dishes and peri-peri to the melting pot.
In 2010, Africa Tour introduced new Culinary Safaris to the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Flavours of KZN offers ethnic food unique to the province paired with fantastic wines. Travelers enjoy a gastronomic cultural adventure as they travel KZN’s length and breadth. Packages can be tailor-made to suit a desire, be it Beach, Berg, Bush or Battlefields.
Flavours of KZN offers culinary tour packages with adventure and activities, either self-guided or guided. Guided options might include a trip to the mountains for a magical night under the African stars; a visit to the Battlefield sites; experiencing the Big 5 in game reserves and protected areas; tiger fishing at Pongola; eco-tourism, cultural and artistic experiences; beach lodge activities including kayaking, walking, forest and scuba diving; city tours; ethnic, traditional cooking courses; and community cultural tours.
Culinary Safaris is a unique opportunity to explore African food, beverages, culture and perhaps a hands-on cooking experience.
The real highlight is the hands-on informal cooking session/demo that takes place in a local family’s home in the township, before sitting back, chatting, relaxing and enjoying a typical meal with the hosts—a perfect way to experience warm, local hospitality.
Africa Tour, www.africatour.co.za