Vineyards in the Winelands region near Cape Town.Great Safaris has recently introduced a South African Culinary Treasures Journey as part of its new, off-the-beaten-track experiences around Africa.

The culinary seven-day adventure takes travelers into the heart of the Winelands to explore the wine farms. Travelers will become true wine experts, as they learn the art of wine blending. They'll be taught how to pair wines and enhance certain flavors in their own blend. They'll make labels and bottle and cork their wine to take home or enjoy during a special meal on their trip.

Besides winemaking, travelers will also join a cooking class at the home of a local resident in Cape Malay. They'll enjoy a glass of faloodam, a flavored milk, which is an old custom when welcoming visitors. Travelers will learn about masalas (spices from the East) and how to mix them, making a curry and filling samosas. After all the hard work in preparing the food, guests enjoy their meal and special South African dessert of a koeksiester, a sweet doughnut containing cinnamon and fruit peel that is deep fried, dipped in sugar and rolled in coconut.

Travelers will finish off by making a trip to the Moreson Estate and the Bread & Wine's bread-baking course. Each participant will learn how to make four different types of dough: focaccia, olive oil brown, sourdough and soda bread.

For more information on Great Safaris or the Cape Town and Winelands experience, visit www.greatsafaris.com.

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