Welcome to Taste the Cape Travel and Tours
Now that you’ve found your way here, I’m going to do my best to entice you into taking a specially crafted tour with me that will get your gastric juices going with wine glass at the ready and chef’s knife ready to chop!
I’m Ann-Marie Breen, the owner of Taste the Cape Travel and Tours cc. I’ve been living in Cape Town for 20 years and during this time I have come to believe that, not only is the Cape the most beautiful place in the world, but it is also a gourmet’s dream come true. South Africa has over 600 wine estates and cooperatives in total, with most of these being within an hour’s drive of Cape Town. World-class chefs have also found their homes in this lovely part of the world – bringing with them their expertise and passion as they fashion menus from the fine produce that South Africa has to offer. And to top it all there are regular food and wine festivals which showcase the magnificent range of products, produce and local characters – and all of these just at your doorstep!
Food and wine has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember – starting off when I used to rush home from school in London to be nourished by my mother’s finest Irish stew. My first real taste of fine food was whilst working at a top Relais & Châteaux hotel in Southern Ireland. This opened my world up to the pleasures of first-class international cuisine. Since then my path has taken me to live in Australia and travel to nearly 60 different countries. Each place has allowed me to feast on the region’s finest wine and food.
I’m a trained and registered Western Cape Tour Guide and an accredited member of Cape Town Tourism. I’ve also completed my Cape Wine Academy Certification course and I´m actively involved in the Muizimbibers Wine Club – a club which meets fortnightly and I helped found 20 years ago!
Add to this my reputation for constantly picking up on new restaurants, wineries, different ventures and opportunities and you are guaranteed a special experience. I want to share with you my passion for this amazing part of the world so that you can indulge yourself in the constantly expanding range of food and wines while meeting extraordinary people who produce these delights and are excited to share their passion and wisdom with you.
I know that this experience will take your breath away!
My invitation to you is to indulge yourself and your friends with one of my personalised (self-drive or guided) tours. Turn to the other pages on this website to get an idea of what could lie in store for you. Let your imagination wander and don’t forget that food and wine is just the start – there is also an incredible range of activities and attractions that the Cape has to offer. Adventure sports to the arts, flora and fauna to... anything you could wish for.
When you are ready, fill in the enquiry form and make contact with me. Let me know how you’d like to ‘Taste the Cape’. You can be assured of my personal attention and care.