The Robertson Small Hotel

Durban - If a culinary holiday sounds like your perfect getaway, an online platform, Food Routes, is sure to tempt you with its array of wine, dine and recline adventures across South Africa.

On a culinary holiday, food lovers can enjoy edible experiences as hands-on cooking lessons in a glorious setting, while learning how to make regional specialties.

Nomadic cooking classes – on offer until the end of August – include a culinary safari at gourmet destinations in KwaZulu-Natal, a stay at a working sheep farm in the Cape, and farmstyle cooking courses in McGregor in the Cape.

Exclusive Food Routes accommodation packages are available at Mo & Rose at Soekershof, at the foot of the Langeberg just outside Robertson, the Robertson Small Hotel and Penhill Manor at Toontjiesrivier, an original Cape Dutch farm which dates back to the 1840s.

“Cooking holidays are ideal taste adventures to beef up a bachelorette party, give a fresh new twist to corporate breakaways, or to add some spice to your holiday with a loved one,” says Stefane Kruger, co-founder of Food Routes.

“Your ‘teacher’ might be a professional chef or a local who is passionate about African cuisine,” Kruger said.

One stay on offer is at Thula Thula Elephant Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, which is famed for good food and tranquillity.

Owner and French-trained chef Francoise Malby-Anthony teaches those on the course techniques and tips learnt from her regular visits to the LeNôtre Culinary Institute in Paris.

Avid foodie travellers can sign up for a mid-week private cooking class with chef Louise Gillett at Bartholomeus Klip in the Western Cape and the stay includes a free copy of Gillett’s award-winning cookbook, Life on a Cape Farm.

See [email protected] or call 082 542 7566. Follow Food Routes on Twitter @foodroutescoza and Facebook. – Daily News