This Home Hosted Meal/Story Telling Tour is a combination Tour.
You can do a Cape Town Home Hosted Meal by itself,or do both as a combination Home Hosted Meal/Story Telling Tour.
I have given a desription of both below:
Cape Town Home Hosted Meal hosted dinners are a great way to enjoy home cooked meals with local people.
A welcome addition to any itinerary,we co-ordinates a host family for you to experience typical South African cuisine and wine with South African families and especially learn about life in South Africa.
Enjoy a home-cooked meal while talking about the way of life in the new South Africa and exchange views as well as experiences with local cultures.
You will enjoy an authentic home cooked meal including many dishes typical to South Africa in a relaxed and comfortable environment, with fascinating conversation, and all prepared by your host family.
Service : 3-course, with soft drinks, mineral water, coffee/teas.
Service : 3-course, with soft drinks, mineral water, coffee/teas AND white or red wine.
HOME-HOSTED DINNERS PROVIDED BY HOMES OF AFRICA
TYPICAL 3-COURSE, HOME-HOSTED DINNER MENU
Samoosas or Savoury Pies or Soup
Served with yellow rice and seasonal veggies
Frikkadels with Smoor Tomato
Served with mashed potato and seasonal veggies
Home made Sago Pudding served with custard
Mineral Water, Juice, Beer, Wine, Mints, Coffee and Tea
It was the search for food that shaped modern South Africa: spices drew the Dutch East India Company to Java in the mid-1600s, and the need for a halfway refreshment stop for its ships rounding the Cape impelled the Company to plant a farm at the tip of Africa. There are sections of Commander Jan van Riebeeck’s wild almond hedge still standing in the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
The farm changed the region forever. The Company discovered it was easier to bring in thousands of hapless slaves from Java to work in the fields than to keep trying to entrap the local people, mostly Khoi and San, who seemed singularly unimpressed with the Dutch and their ways. The Malay slaves brought their cuisine, perhaps the best-known of all South African cooking styles
The French Huguenots arrived soon after the Dutch, and changed the landscape in wonderful ways with the vines they imported. They soon discovered a need for men and women to work in their vineyards, and turned to the Malay slaves (and the few Khoi and San they could lure into employment).
Much later, sugar farmers brought indentured labourers from India to cut the cane. The British, looking for gold and empire, also brought their customs and cuisine, as did German immigrants.
Black communities carried on eating their traditional, healthy diet: game, root vegetables and wild greens, berries, millet, sorghum and maize, and protein-rich insects like locusts.
Today the resultant kaleidoscope – the famous “rainbow” – applies not only to the people but to the food, for one finds in South Africa the most extraordinary range of cuisines.
Story Telling Route.
This route takes the visitor into the homes of two Cape Town characters with big stories. It is an evening of big stories and big hospitality that creates the space for visitor and local to share stories and to discover more about each other as people.
Cape Town is a city of extraordinary diversity. Over the history of the city, the peoples of the whole world have passed through here, and we are a legacy of that. Some say we are a `pirate city’, because we have pirated so many different parts of the world and made them our own here in the south. On this tour we will get a taste of this.
We meet in the centre of town, and after an introduction to the evening, we travel to our first host for dinner. And then after dinner, we travel to our second host, for a coffee and a nightcap. The experience is part conversation, part performance. And always engaging.
We spend about an hour with each host.
Our hosts include poets,entrepreneurs, journalists, musicians, praise-singers… all of them with big stories to tell.
Spend an evening in the company of Cape Town people with great stories. Each Storytelling Route takes the visitor to meet two storytellers at their homes, and spend the evening discovering what makes Capetonians tick. Enjoy the hospitality, humour and depth of Cape Town people.