Cooking safaris have gained popularity in recent years, with many lodges offering a special-interest cooking or food experience while on safari. They are often interactive, with guests getting to join the chef in the kitchen or around the campfire.
Giltedge offers a Cape and Winelands Gourmet Safari, exploring culinary highlights over 11 days, starting in Cape Town and exploring its surrounds. The tour then takes guests to the West Coast, and then on to Babylonstoren wine estate.
Babylonstoren and its ‘farm to table’ concept are on the menu for five days. The restaurant’s gourmet restaurant is situated in the property’s sprawling garden.
Franschhoek is next on the cards, to explore the winelands further. The tour ends at the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, allowing guests to enjoy a taste of the bush.
African Bush Camps recently hosted Carl Joshua Ncube, one of Zimbabwe’s top chefs, at Kanga Camp in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. Ncube was at the camp during June, offering an in-residence authentic safari experience, where guests could learn the art of bush cooking, while he cooked and entertained guests around the campfire.
Kwandwe Private game Reserve in the Eastern Cape provides guests with the opportunity to learn about preparing and cooking authentic South African ‘braais’ (barbecues) and favourite dishes with local ingredients.
The cooking experience takes place at Melton Manor in the reserve, with a culinary team ready to help guide guests every step of the way.