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Indulge in South Africa’s best restaurants and wines.


Before starting this newsletter, I want to say, I am *very* excited about the November newsletter! I visited eleven luxury safari lodges in Kruger and Greater Kruger during October and have a full review and video to share with you next month, so keep an eye on your inbox. This month, I have a short guide to South Africa for all of you – it is linked below. 

This issue of the newsletter is about food and wine, two of my favourite things. When it comes to enjoying food and wine, I think we should follow Francis Ford Coppola when he says “I used to make to-do lists. I don’t do that anymore – now I write a to-enjoy list.”

South Africa is not yet known internationally for its food, but it should be. We grow most of our own food right here and the beef and lamb we produce is some of the best in the world. The food I miss most when away from South Africa is our fruit – those delicious bananas, nectarines, mangos, plums and apples.

There are many ways to discover South Africa’s food and wine. Starting with simply eating at our many excellent restaurants, or by visiting our wine regions, or by doing a foodie walking tour of Cape Town. The foodie tour of Cape Town is often the highlight of our clients holiday, thanks to the huge passion our guide has for food and her city! We also have a superlative guide for the wine region if you would prefer to explore the vineyards accompanied by a local expert.

Here is my list of personal favourites, which is of course subject to change at any time!

Favourite wine: Creation wines
Favourite vineyard: Delaire Graff Estate
Favourite restaurant in Cape Town: The Stack
Favourite restaurants in Johannesburg: Thief, PRON
Favourite traditional food: Bobotie
Favourite food experience: our Cape Town walking tour or an all day lunch at Die Strandloper
Place I always recommend to family and friends: Lunch at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek

Let me know which your favourite places are, I love hearing from readers! And get in touch if you would like our expert team to tailor make your next foodie adventure to South Africa.

Click here to download our guide to South Africa, which is full of useful information about travelling here. Exclusive to our newsletter readers, that’s you! 

Happy travelling!
Diana 

P.S. We now have over 1000 followers on Instagram! We share beautiful photos of South Africa and France with the world through our account, pictured below. Click here to see our Instagram.  

P.P.S. This month Leopard became a SATSA member. This means that SATSA has checked that Leopard is legitimate and properly registered, financially stable, legally compliant, fully insured and bonded (guaranteeing your pre-tour deposits). View our profile on their website here