Kirstenbosch Garden and Cookery Class
Experience the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden situated against the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town which offers breathtaking scenery and diverse flora. It is regarded as one the great botanical gardens of the world. After a morning walk through the garden, we will make our way to the Bo-Kaap to photograph this bright and colourful neighbourhood and end off with a true taste of The Mother City in a Cape Malay cookery class and lunch.
Duration : 6 – 8 hours
Group size : Min 1 – Max 12
Dates: Throughout the year
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive through to the famous Kistenbosch Botanical Gardens, which is home to our stunning national flower, the King Protea and the rare yellow form of the well-known crane flower, Strelitzia reginae ‘Mandela’s Gold’. This flower has also been named in honour of the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
The garden was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 and is a must-see for anyone visiting Cape Town. You’ll be able to photograph the rich collection of South African flora and the capture the beautiful scenery that the garden has to offer. We would suggest wearing comfortable shoes
We’ll take a short walk through the Bo-Kaap, a vibrant, culturally diverse and architecturally stunning suburb in Cape Town and enjoy a famous Cape Malay lunch and cookery class. The Bo Kaap with its Technicolor streets is a world famous site and we will visit Chappini Street as well as a local spice emporium and your photo guide will help you to compose your images to capture these iconic scenes of the brightly coloured terraced houses.
We arrive at the “purple” home of the delightful Mrs Faldela Tolker for a very unique experience and one which will give you a true taste of the culture of The Bo Kaap. Everyone is expected to help with the preparation of a traditional meal so you will find yourself chopping, kneading, folding and stirring in preparation of your delicious Cape Malay lunch of samoosas, rotis, curries and koeksisters. If you are not sure what they are now you surely will after you have dined on these delicasies for your lunch.
- Guided tour
- Free 8gb SD card
- Use of a Canon DSL camera if required
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Bottled water
- Cape Malay Cookery demo and lunch
- Entrance fee to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
- Gratuities and items of a personal nature