South Africa’s Food Routes: Your Ultimate Culinary Travel Planner

Online service assists traveling gourmands on where to “wine, dine, and recline” in South Africa

This is what a meal at the Delaire Graff Estate, a Food Routes member, looks like. 

Having difficulty wrangling the very best of South Africa’s gastronomic experiences for your next adventure?  Allow Food Routes to be your guide.  Though relatively new, Food Routes has become the premier online tour specialist for the country’s premium food, wine, and hotel offerings.  The service helps travelers create bespoke itineraries, secure bookings, and suggest insider food-related experiences unbeknownst to most travelers.

Husband-and-wife team Riaan and Stefane Kruger merged their extensive hospitality management experience — and passion for world-class dining and accommodations — to create this one-stop service for fellow epicureans.  They provide clients with the best rates and offer expert support as you travel in South Africa.  Food Routes’ vetted collection of first-rate experiences isn’t limited to standalone restaurants and gourmand hotels; fly-in safaris, farms, breweries, vineyards, and luxury trains are also available for Food Routes’ itineraries.


Food Routes features an innovative CSI (Culinary Sensibility Identities) tool to help travelers better sort their dining preferences with 12 distinct categories.  With a few clicks, users will be able to differentiate trendy from organic-focused destinations.  The website also features a handy, complimentary Route Planner tool to assist mapping out the many fantastic possibilities — from cape to cape — before making your Food Routes bookings.   Notable culinary destinations in Food Routes’ collection include farm-hotel-foodie haven Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands, consistent “Top 10” restaurant at Hartford House near Durban, and the iconic Royal Malewane safari lodge in Kruger National Park.