Gourmet & Design

'You're only one step away!'

An extraordinary 7-day journey into the gourmet world of Cape Town. A fun-filled and sensory exploration of South Africa's wines, contemporary art and breath- taking landscapes of the Southern-most tip of Africa! Join this once in a lifetime experience with an absolute Cape Town enthusiast and discover the hidden gems of the best city in the world.

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Indulge in luxury for a week and be totally pampered in the best haute cuisen and spectacular views of the Southernmost tip of Africa.

8 – 10 courses with wine pairing through the best wines of South Africa.


We will visit 4 of the best gourmet restaurants in South Africa and experience taste explosions of the unknown kind in combination with the best wines of South Africa. A Gourmet Diner will let you immerse yourself in another world for hours.


Modern African Art is a worldwide trend. Be inspired by personal encounters from local contemporary artists and discover their expression of self, culture and a visionary sense of art.


Wellness and relaxing is of course part of the program. The many new impressions and experiences must be digested somehow. 


3 Nights* are planned on one of the best wine farms in Stellenbosch with all the facilities to enjoy the magnificent surroundings. 

4 Nights* are spent in a wonderful villa in Cape Town to escape the daily routine.

Come along on an extraordinary journey for your senses

Tour 1:   6 November – 13 November 2020

Tour 2:   22 January – 29 January 2021

Tour 3:   12 February – 19 February 2021

Tour 4:   26 February – 5 March 2021

Tour 5:   19 March – 26 March 2021

"Simply unique: the food, the landscape and the friendliness - perfect!"

Our expectations were exceeded by far! The design of the restaurants: warm and trendy. The food, every bite a culinary explosion on the palate! The colours and landscapes simply breath-taking and the care and hospitality indescribable - gladly do it again and again!
Sandra Fuhrer
Sandra Fuhrer

Next steps:

  1. Choose a date for your trip
  2. Send us your personal information and the number of people who would like to come along on the trip
  3. We will send you the bank details for the down payment if seats are available
  4. With the deposit your registration is confirmed (terms & conditions can be found in the brochure, which is available for download)

Who we are

Lu Giba, born and raised in South Africa, is co-curator of Gourmet + Design after completing her Hospitality training in Switzerland and a career in PR and communication in the luxury hotel industry. She is, by nature, the perfect hostess with a sunny and welcoming smile on her face and an infectious love for people. Lu believes that her smile is her Logo and how she leaves others feeling after having an experience with her, is her trademark!

Bernhard Schoenenberger, is a Swiss nomad “if you can still be that at his age” with Cape Town as his second home and first love. Co-curator and founder of Gourmet + Design, Bernhard is an absolute Cape Town insider, who has already written his own travel guide about the region. His relationship with Cape Town began more than 25 years ago when he completed his MBA studies at the University of Cape Town UCT. He, the lover of good food, art, design, culture and interesting people, embodies exactly what Gourmet & Design is – recreation for the soul and interest in the finer things in life.

Bernhard speaks German and English and Lu speaks English and is working on her French. Together we spend our time discovering the unexplored treasures of Cape Town, experiencing the fine restaurants, culture, extraordinary art architecture and design.”

“We invite you to explore this exciting world with us for a week – eating, enjoying, drinking, making friends and discovering Cape Town from a whole new and different perspective”.


Cape Town offers a variety of extraordinary dining experiences. Dining here is a combination of European, Asian and African influences. Let’s surprise you with these exceptional culinary delights!

Breath-taking Landscapes

When God created the world, He made the Cape with great supremacy. The scenic views are overwhelming with the sea, mountains, wine landscapes and a diverse fauna – one of the world’s most richest species!   

Art & Design

If I had to describe Cape Town, then the special light, the colours, the art and the architecture are some of the most wondrous things for me. Be inspired!

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