Unique Slow Food Tour with Cape Town, South Africa as Gateway


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This ebook describes a unique slow food tour with Cape Town as gateway: an authentic experience based on the Slow Food concept of eco-gastronomy! 11 days including Cape Town and the regions of Boland, Klein Karoo, Garden Route, Overberg and the Whale Coast to return to the Fairest Cape...

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Unique Slow Food Tour with Cape Town, South Africa as Gateway

  1. 1. Kontrei.co.za/tours A Slow Food Experience page 1 A Slow Food Experiencewith Cape Town as Gateway by Niël du Toit © 2011 Kontrei.co.za All Rights Reserved Feel free to email this ebook to a friend! Click here for a full itinerary of the Slow Food Experience Tour!
  2. 2. Kontrei.co.za/tours A Slow Food Experience page 2 DisclaimerThe information in this book is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and is not intended as asource of touring advice. Images may not accurately represent the information, and should therefore not berelied upon to make a buying decision. The views expressed here are those of the author and the authorassumes no responsibility for errors or interpretation of the subject matter. The author accepts noresponsibility for the use or misuse of the information in this book, or for any losses sustained as a result ofusing this book. The author assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any actions that may resultfrom the information in this publication. Liability for the use of any of this information is the soleresponsibility of the reader. CopyrightThe contents of this book is copyrighted by Kontrei.co.za. All rights are reserved by Kontrei.co.za. Click here for a full itinerary of the Slow Food Experience Tour!
  3. 3. Kontrei.co.za/tours A Slow Food Experience page 3 A Slow Food Experience with Cape Town as GatewayWhy a slow food tour experience?The aim of this unique tour is to offer participants an authenticexperience based on the Slow Food concept of eco-gastronomy - arecognition of the strong connections between plate and planet!The destinations selected by Kontrei.co.za were chosen because theycan produce a food experience which is good, clean and fair. The foodeaten will taste good; it is produced in a clean way that does notharm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and the foodproducers receive fair compensation for their work.The Slow Food Tour starts in Cape Town in the Fairest Cape kontrei(region), and then leads to the Klein Karoo, to Knysna on the GardenRoute, Swellendam and the Overberg kontrei and via the Southern tip Click here for a full itinerary of the Slow Food Experience Tour!
  4. 4. Kontrei.co.za/tours A Slow Food Experience page 4of Africa to the Boland and back to Cape Town.On the first day the tour group goes on a guided walkabout in Paarl inthe historic center of the town around the guest house, with dinner atan historic wine estate to sample local Boland food and wine from theestate.A highlight of the Slow Food tour is a two-day visit to the historicMalay Quarter in the Bo-Kaap. This part of the tour includes visiting aprivate home in the area for a full spread lunch with live traditionalmusic, as well as experiencing tha baking - and tasting! - of atraditional milk tart.The group also takes part in a historicaladventure into the food and culture of theCape Malay, and follows the cook from thespice shops to the butcher.The following two days are spent in theKlein Karoo kontrei with accommodation ona working ostrich farm and nature reserve.Included is a guided walkabout forindigenous flora to link up with a meerkat(fauna) excursion.The food on the farm comes from their ownorganically produced ostriches, springbokand sheep, as well as alfalfa sprouts insalads, herbs, pomegranates, quinces, figs,olives and wine.Optional extras during this part of the trip are to visit to the worldfamous Cango Caves and to buy ostrich leather products.Next is the drive via the Outeniqua Mountains down to the lush Click here for a full itinerary of the Slow Food Experience Tour!
  5. 5. Kontrei.co.za/tours A Slow Food Experience page 5indigenous forests of the Garden Route with stop-start viewing enroute to Knysna. Optional is a lunch of fresh oysters from the lake.The visit here includes an interactive dinner and cook demonstrationat a distinguished local cooking school operating a permacultureexperience.Next the tour group visits the Overberg kontrei, with an optional extraof lunch en route in Albertinia, at a typical small town hotel wheretraditional food recipes stayed with the family over 2 generations.Arriving at historic guest house in Swellendam, the group, will laterenjoy a traditional Overberg dinner with family recipes cooked by yourhostess.The last part of the Slow Food Tour follows theOverberg Whale Coast towards Arniston, wherethe group will lunch with the women of theArniston-Waenhuiskrans fishing community atKassiesbaai.Then follows a visit to the Southern tip ofAfrica, travelling along the coastal route viaKleinbaai, Gansbaai, Hermanus and GordonsBay back to the Paarl Winelands.Here the group will learn about the foundingand development of the most recent languagefrom Africa, Afrikaans. At a farewell party tourmembers will be welcome to enjoy the unique Paarl Rock Brandywhich is produced specially and in limited quantities for your hosts atZomerlust Gastehuis. Click here for a full itinerary of the Slow Food Experience Tour!