Hospitality and Tourism TourOne of our most popular and unforgettable hospitality tour destinations, is the Western Cape. The rich variety of educational, tourism and hospitality experiences makes for memories you will cherish for a life time.

Hospitality and Tourism

One of our most popular and unforgettable hospitality tour destinations, is the Western Cape. The rich variety of educational, tourism and hospitality experiences makes for memories you will cherish for a life time.
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Hospitality Tours

Our flagship tour is definitely our Cape Town Hospitality Tour; however, we can organise hospitality tours to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. This tour might inspire some learners to enter this exciting, booming industry with numerous fantastic career opportunities. They might start their own catering company, or restaurant, work in product development, hospitality management, the wine and beverage industry, or even food writing and photography. They might even become teachers, with a passion for hospitality, inspiring the award winning chefs of tomorrow. Hospitality tours can be combined with Tourism and include the Cape Town Tour visits. We customize the tours to suit the school’s needs.

ICA (Institute of Culinary Arts)

During our tour we can visit the world renowned ICA (Institute of Culinary Arts), South Africa’s leading training school for world-class chefs in Banhoek. Here, capable and industry-ready professional chefs are developed and motivated, to change the culinary world in a creative an innovative manner after graduation. ICA is a well-known name on National Television and Radio (RSG's Brêkfis with Derrich). The popular Kyknet program -Kokkedoor boasts several ICA alumni such as Chef Nic van Wyk as a judge and participants, Johnny Hamman and Alet van der Westhuizen. The charismatic Herman Lensing, SARIE's food editor has inspired readers since 2009. The newest accolade on the list of achievers is, Kobus van der Merwe, former ICA student, class of 1999, who’s restaurant Wolfgat, in Paternoster, was named the World’s BEST Restaurant in February 2019, in Paris, France.

FARMING FARMER ANGUS

A visit to Farmer Angus’s farm, situated on 126 hectares of irrigated pasture at Spier Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, changes your view about farming. His views of biodynamic and regenerative agricultural principles and practices will leave you in awe, thinking: “This is common sense and natural.” These principles are applied in the raising of the farm’s animals which includes cattle, pigs, broiler chickens and laying hens, as well as vegetables and wine. Angus, a passionate farmer, is one of two grass fed, pasture-reared beef producers in the Western Cape. His onsite butchery is the only one in the country that does not add nitrates, gluten and nitrites to the meat. All the products on this farm are 100% growth-hormone free, routine antibiotic free and the pig and chicken food is glyphosate free.

HUGUENOT CHOCOLATES

This boutique chocolaterie, in the main street of Franschhoek, is South Africa’s premier BEE producer of fine, hand-crafted Belgian Chocolates. The beautifully packaged, chocolate products, are produced from premium imported Belgian dark, milk and white chocolate by the Belgian-qualified chocolatiers. The highlight of our visit is a light hearted educational programme consisting of a brief history of chocolate, tastings and a demonstration of making a soft centred chocolate mould.

DARLING OLIVES

Alexanderfontein grows ‘dry land’ olives. The theory being that no irrigation and minimal interference produce a more flavoursome olive. The Basson family press their mission olives into excellent – and affordable – extra virgin oil, and also cure olives for bottling and tapenade. An excellent, educational tasting introduces learners to the acquired taste of olives and to the wide range of Darling Olive products.

ABAGOLD

At Abagold in Hermanus, the world’s most desirable seafood, Abalone, is cultivated in close harmony with nature. This setting, with the pristine cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean , provide the essential nutrients and environment for the production of the highest quality Abalone. Abagold products, such as live, canned and dried abalone, are exported all over the world. During an informative tour learners get to see the inner workings of a South African Abalone Farm.

VAN RYN BRANDY DISTILLERY

Once you have experienced a guided tour through Van Ryn's Distillers (since 1845) you will forever view brandy differently. At Van Ryn’s Distillers every drop is a testament to the philosophy of Jan van Ryn: Exceptional brandy is the result of patience. Part of this tour is a demonstration of the age old art of coopering, as an added bonus.

Transport and Travel

One of the most requested transport methods to travel to the Western Cape from Gauteng is by flying. The flight is just under two hours, and passes over the Karoo, Table Mountain, and very often, loops out over the Atlantic before touching down at Cape Town International Airport. An alternative is to fly to Cape Town and return by train, the Shosholoza Meyl. A 2-day overnight ride, offers some spectacular views and gives learners an unforgettable experience. During this tour, the learners experience four forms of transportation: train, bus, boat and plane. 

Fine Dining

Being part of Edu School Tours, where you are able to share amazing new experiences with learners and teachers and broaden their horizons, is a privilege. Such is the exceptional dinners at The Twelve Apostles Hotel experienced since 2015. Comments received during the night and thereafter from learners from the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool’s include: “Everything that our teacher Des taught us in class about serving and presentation we saw in action tonight” and “Thank you so much for a special evening. This experience is something I’ll tell my grandchildren about and was definitely a highlight in my life. This is how we were taught in class and I haven’t experienced this until tonight.” These comments are not only testament to the professionalism of a world renowned hotel but to the passionate teachers.

This is but one evening on our tour. Mealtimes on an EduTours Hospitality Tour are always a celebration. Whether you eat a three course meal at On the Rocks in Bloubergstrand or Bobotie at Evita’s Perron.

Our Hospitality and Tourism Tour may include:

  • The ICA -Institute of Culinary Arts
  • The Hurst Campus
  • Various wine tastings and lectures
  • Various cheese tastings and lectures
  • Cape Classique tour
  • Brandy distillery
  • High Tea at a hotel
  • Apple and pear pack house
  • Coffee lecture and tasting
  • Various chocolate tastings and demonstrations
  • Cooking demonstration by Cass Abrahams
  • Ice cream making demonstration
  • Commercial Abalone Farm
  • Craft Beer
  • Various olive tastings and demonstrations
  • Biodynamic Farm
  • Babylonstoren
  • Hotel Verde
  • Fine Dining

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