NEW YORK -- Classic Encounters in Southern Africa, a travel
specialist here that focuses on luxury travel, unveiled a program
called Food & Wine Safari.
The program is in conjunction with Cape Classics, a South African
wine importer, and Orient-Express Hotels' African Collection.
The Food & Wine Safari concept was conceived by Andre
Shearer, president of Cape Classics, who was exploring ways to
bring wine enthusiasts to South Africa for a culinary and cultural
Michael Jackson, president of Classic Encounters, welcomed the
idea of diverse food and wine tastings in conjunction with
game-drive excursions to the region.
Elements of the program include sampling edible plants in remote
regions north of Cape Town, where some of the last Bushmen live, to
a lunch showcasing goat cheese and wines from a local farm. Wine
tours and tastings are available throughout the itinerary as are
safaris to the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Guests stay at Orient-Express Hotels, including the Mount Nelson
Hotel in Cape Town, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this
year, and Gametrackers camps in northern Botswana.
Both group and individual trips can be coordinated through Classic
Encounters. The company's Food & Wine Safari group packages
provide suggested itineraries that can be tailored to accommodate
Group departures are scheduled for November and for February,
April/May and September 2000. Prices start at $5,275 per
Classic Encounters in Southern Africa
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