Farm to Fork Culinary Safari, Johannesburg

Duration: 8 hours (approx)
Private bookings only
Thursday to Sunday 09h00 – 17h00


  • Exquisite organic meals at three locations
  • Visits to three city farms
  • Insights into Johannesburg culinary traditions
  • Afro global fusion dishes
  • Traditional African dishes


  • All meals and drinks
  • Private guide and vehicle
  • Hotel collection and drop off
  • Mineral water


  • Discretionary gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Suitable for

  • Foodies
  • Vegans and Vegetarians
  • Meat lovers
  • Groups of friends
  • Families
  • Incentive groups

The urban metropolis of Johannesburg is not a city associated with agriculture. Even though it is home to the planet’s largest urban forest, it is a financial centre, not a farming centre.

Residents and visitors alike are surprised to discover, however, that the City of Gold is home to some beautiful, small scale farms and kitchen gardens, producing top quality organic produce. Some are inner city, like the Bambanani Farm in Bertrams, downtown Johannesburg. Mama Refiloe’s surprisingly large sanctuary of fresh produce is an oasis in the concrete jungle of Jozi. In Muldersdrift, Joburg countryside about 40 minutes outside of downtown, you’ll find Antonia de Luca’s Leafy Greens. The family farm provides produce for both Leafy Greens and the famous Casalinga. The farm makes you feel that you are in Mozambique, it’s almost tropical. And Daniela Gutstadt’s Culinary Table, next door to Lanseria airport, has two kitchen gardens with stunning views across the landscape to the Magaliesberg mountains.

On our full day Farm to Fork Culinary Safari, we visit each of these farms, enjoying a feast of fresh, imaginative and delicious dishes. Each location serves up something very different. At Bambanani, it’s a deeply African spread, tracing back to the vegetarian roots of South African cuisine. At Leafy Greens, it’s vegetarian and vegan fusion foods. And at the Culinary Table, the meat lovers will be delighted! (So will the vegetarians and vegans, don’t worry).

A typical itinerary could look like this:

  • 0900 collection at accommodation, overview of programme
  • 0930 Part1 Inner city farm tour, followed by fresh juice and course1
  • 1030 depart for 2nd farm
  • 1115 Part2 farm outside Johannesburg for course2 and farm tour
  • 1245 depart for 3rd farm
  • 1315 Part3 final farm outside Johannesburg for farm tour and course3
  • 1545 return to accommodation
  • 1645 back at accommodation