FOOD & WINE

Home to some of the best cuisine and most breathtaking vineyards in the world, there are many wine and gourmet tours to take advantage of. Delight in the diverse flavors of the vast continent—from the Mediterranean influences in northern Africa to the beautiful vineyards of South Africa.

 

Click the images below to learn what each country has to offer.

 

Egypt

When it comes to food, Egyptians know their way around. It is all about generosity, never expect to be fed small portions, and always be prepared for unexpected extras on the house, such as freshly baked bread and dips, or a refreshing after-meal cup of “karkadeh” (hibiscus tea).

 

Egyptian cuisine caters to all types of palates, including hard-core carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. It might not be as diversified as other Middle-Eastern cuisines, but it is simple and tasty, mostly relying on vegetables, herbs, lamb and chicken.

Ethiopia

Southern Ethiopia is a naturally rich and cultivated land. Without exaggeration, it is the capital of fish, producing the majority of fish, vegetables, and fruits for central Ethiopia. Ethiopian food is like nothing you’ve ever tried before. Having evolved mostly in isolation from neighboring cultures, the cuisine is different to both the standard dishes found throughout sub-Saharan Africa and also to the Middle Eastern basics of Northern Africa.

 

Meals are based around injera (slightly sour, pancake-thin and crumpet-textured bread) which is made from an endemic grain called tef. Portions of food are then placed on the injera instead of on a plate and the injera is torn off from the edges and used instead of cutlery to eat the food. The most common form of dishes served up is a wat (spicy stews made from meat, chicken or vegetables). Spiciness of wats vary according to the amount of berbere (Ethiopia’s famed spice-mix) used by the cook.

Madagascar

The cuisine of Madagascar is truly a reflection of the African, Arab and Indonesian peoples that have settled in the country. There are also certain French influences found in the crops that early French colonisers brought including vanilla, coffee, cloves and sugar cane. A traditional meal in Madagascar usually contains one main dish of meat, poultry or fish with a side dish of vegetables, accompanied by a bowl of ro (a mix of herbs, leaves and rice). Malagasy cuisine is known for being quite flavourful despite being prepared in a simple manner without much spice.

Mauritius

Mauritian cuisine is a melting pot of the various cultures living on the island. The local cuisine originates from three different continents and incorporates Indian, Chinese, Creole and European influences. Common ingredients include tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onions and chilies, fresh fruit and seafood. Spices play a major role in many dishes and preferred spices include saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Mauritian chefs are known for “savoir-faire”, using traditional and local ingredients to create modern dishes.

Morocco

Morocco is a place where tasty fusions and vibrant aromas excite the senses and bring North African tradition to life. Prepare your taste buds for a whirlwind tour of flavor sensations in this culinary melting pot, a place where Berber, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and French cooking combine as one. With a scoop of the seaside, a sprinkle of exotic medinas and a dollop of spice markets, this is a journey best served with the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people. Mastering traditional recipes with the help of local knowledge, this trip is guaranteed to leave your taste buds tingling for more. Experience adventurous eating in one of the most culturally diverse regions of the world.

 

For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
 

  • Amanjena
  • Kasbah Tamadot—Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan Retreat
  • La Mamounia
  • South-Africa

    South Africa offers a delightful mix of gracious charm, picturesque landscapes, and magnificent wine and cuisine. The charm and beauty of Cape Town and her nearby picturesque winelands are evident from your first glimpses from across the harbor and atop Table Mountain. Spend a full day of private sightseeing on a journey across the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope, past seaside towns and colonial Cape Dutch estates; another day is dedicated to winetasting and exploring the wineland’s quaint villages and wine cellars.

     

    Explore Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and soak up its sweeping views and iconic Table Mountain aboard a romantic sunset cruise. The Winelands region holds rolling hills of vines, surrounded by volcanic mountains, and the climate here is perfect for wine production. Estates such as Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschoek are but a few of the many winery districts. Guests can explore this rich and fertile valley with the charm of Cape Dutch architecture that dots the landscape with an expert, private guide.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Royal Malewane
  • Singita Ebony & Boulders Lodges
  • Singita Lebombo & Sweni Lodges
  • One & Only Cape Town
  • La Residence
  • 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa
  • And Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • And Beyond Sabi Sand Lodges
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Birkenhead House
  • Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
  • Cape Cadogan
  • Cape Grace
  • Ellerman House
  • Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Mont Rochelle
  • Savanna Private Game Reserve
  • Saxon Hotel, Villas, and Spa
  • Taj Cape Town
  • The Oyster Box
  • Ulusaba Private Game Reserve