Today we are proud to announce the launch of Iconic Africa Food Safaris. We’d also like to welcome Sarah and the rest of the Graham family, Robert, Sophie and Isla who have been instrumental in crafting these wonderful African foodie adventures.
Meet Sarah Graham, an old friend, celebrated South African cook, food writer and sensational TV show host. With Sarah’s help we have hand-picked the very best gourmet destinations in Southern Africa and carefully crafted 3 decadent Iconic Africa Food Safari’s that promise to inspire and delight foodies from around the globe.
“Iconic Africa has been built on a deep passion for Africa and for sharing that passion with people – they are sincere and I love that,” Sarah Graham.
Sarah grew up on a small wildlife conservancy in Zimbabwe, and this instilled in her a food philosophy that is built on sharing beautiful, simple, healthy food with family and friends.
Sarah has written 3 award-winning cookbooks: Bitten, Smitten and Home and filmed two cooking shows, which have aired both in South Africa and internationally. Sarah’s Food Safari is currently showing on the Cooking Channel (U.S.A) on Saturdays at 10a.m. The series takes viewers on an epic food journey through some of Sarah’s favourite spots in Southern Africa, with breath-taking backdrops from golden wildlife-dotted savannah, The Victoria Falls, the colourful streets of the city of Johannesburg, the expansive plains of the Karoo and ends off back in Cape Town where Season 1 was filmed.
“Africa is all your safari dreams come true, and I want to share it with you. Let’s explore the food, the flavours, the sights and smells. Let’s make memories built on those endless, breath-taking vistas of savannah bowing quietly to a gentle breeze; of animals dotting endless plains and sunsets that stay with you forever. Let’s visit beaches that are so pure and white and their waters so exquisitely turquoise that they are beautiful and blinding in equal measure. Let’s explore all of the colourful cultures, with all their labyrinths of stories and traditions and adornments. Our Africa is immense, it is enormous, it is dramatic and in full colour, it will swallow you whole; heart and soul, and you will love every minute of it.” Sarah Graham
See below the 3 specially designed Iconic Africa Food Safaris – there really is something for everyone!
Sarah’s Southern African Food Safari
Including: The Twelve Apostles, Franschhoek Country House, Kirkmans Camp and White Pearl.
“Cape Town and the surrounding Winelands are special to me for so many reasons, one of them is that it’s where my food writing journey first began. It’s a melting pot of unforgettable colours and flavours and it steals the show every time. Add to that the endless beaches of Mozambique, with its beguiling Afro-Portuguese influences, and this trip means that you end up somewhere magical.” Sarah Graham
Including: One & Only, Grootbos Nature Reserve and Madikwe Lelapa Lodge.
“One of my very favourite things, and some of our most treasured memories, are being with our children in the bush. Where nature’s playground is the only (and very best) form of entertainment, and where they can live and learn expansively under endless blue African skies.” Sarah Graham
Sarah’s Exclusive African Food Safari
Including: Ellerman House, Delaire Graaff, Birkenhead House, Londolozi Private Granite, Royal Chundu.
“It would be no exaggeration to say that this Safari is a once in a lifetime experience. With this itinerary, Iconic Africa have brought together some of Southern Africa’s most perfectly untouched and dramatic destinations. The kind of places you thought only existed in your mind’s eye. From the dramatic tip of Africa, the allure of the ‘Mother City’ (Cape Town) and the Winelands all the way through to the quiet, endless waters of the Zambezi River.” Sarah Graham
Thank you Sarah for all your wise words, your passion for Africa and your delicious food. Together we look forward to treating travellers from all over the world to these 3 things!
Click here for the official trailer of Sarah’s Food Safari (TV show) and here for more on Sarah Graham.