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Safari, Wine Country, and City in South Africa: Cape Town Culinary Experiences, Kalahari and Kruger Wildlife Immersions, Itineraries by Locals, and Hermanus and Stellenbosch Excursions

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Embark on an adventure through South Africa with Liam Tomlin (Cape Town chef), Deborah Calmeyer (ROAR Africa founder), and Tiago Sarmento (managing director of Belmond in Southern Africa), whose stories and insider tips on crafting the ultimate travel experience will have you hooked on this something-for-everybody destination.

On his recent trip to Cape Town and Tswalu Kalahari reserve in South Africa, Bruce caught up with Tomlin and Sarmento to talk about Cape Town’s culinary delights, under-the-radar gastronomic and adventure tours, going on safari with children, and other unique experiences beyond the ordinary.

Bruce also spoke with safari expert Calmeyer, who shares tips for first-timers, malaria-free areas, the best farmer’s market in Cape Town, and a two-week blowout itinerary.

You’ll also learn where locals from Cape Town go for vacation—hint: there’s great whale watching—and get fun facts like where you can order half a goat in a car wash. Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or planning your first trip, whether you’re going with kids or just adults, this episode has something for you.

Listen and catch the full details of why South Africa is a must-visit, and hear Bruce give his email for anyone who would like his help with planning a safari experience. Wait until the end to hear Bruce share a few of his favorite picks for safari adventures in South Africa and beyond.

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You can find out more details about the locations mentioned in the episode below:

Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, https://www.belmond.com

Chef’s Warehouse, https://www.chefswarehouse.co.za

ROAR Africa, https://www.roarafrica.com 

Tswalu Kalahari, https://tswalu.com

Delaire Graff Estate, https://www.delaire.co.za

Oranjezicht Farmer’s Market, Cape Town

Singita Sabi Sand, https://singita.com

Cheetah Plains, https://www.cheetahplains.com

Singita Grumeti, https://singita.com

Selinda Reserve / Great Plains Conservation, https://greatplainsconservation.com

Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, https://www.wildernessdestinations.com

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, https://www.belmond.com

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, https://www.belmond.com

Pigcasso, https://pigcasso.org

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Travel That Matters is a CurtCo Media production.

Host: Bruce Wallin

Producer: AJ Moseley

Marketing: Catrin Skaperdas

Music: Joey Salvia

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