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  • Foodie Tour and Tasting in Famous Franschhoek, South Africa: In Saint Helena, California (1)

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    Foodie Tour and Tasting in Famous Franschhoek, South Africa

    Taste excellent food and superb wine from some of the best estates in South Africa's culinary capital, Franschhoek. The small, beautiful village is bursting at the seams with delicious restaurants and incredible wines.

    Saint Helena, California

    2-20 people

    2-20 people

    10 hours

    US$280/person Total US$560

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      Your private, full day foodie adventure begins with a stop in at the famous gardens of Babylonstoren – a stunning winery and farm with magnificent gardens and beautifully preserved Cape Dutch architecture. Go on a walking tour of the heavenly gardens and learn about the fruit, herbs, nuts, spices, and vegetables that are grown on the estate and used in the restaurant. Finish off with a tasting of Babylonstoren’s range of delicious wines and a visit to their cheesery and bakery. After your first tour and tasting, head to the heart of Franschhoek, where you’ll be given the insider’s tips of which are the best foodie hotspots. Next you’ll go to Marianne Estate for a uniquely South African pairing featuring a traditional South African cured meat called biltong, which is locally sourced and paired with their award-winning range of wines. The last stop on this decadent culinary safari is to Franschhoek Cellars for a delectable chocolate and wine pairing. The handmade Belgian chocolates come from locally made Huguenot Fine Chocolates. This harks back to the town's heritage as a settlement for the French Huguenots who immigrated during the 17th and 18th centuries. Franschhoek translated literally means, "French corner."


      • A hands-on walking tour of the magnificent edible gardens at Babylonstoren
      • A trip through the heart of South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek (lunch at your discretion)
      • Choice of cheese and wine or biltong and wine pairing
      • Chocolate and wine pairing at Franschhoek Cellars
      • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town
      • Private guide/driver
      • Experience provided in English (US)

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