South Africa to host foodie events
25 June 2009 16:14
While extreme sports require a different type of travel insurance, those on their way to South Africa for food events this summer are only likely to need normal cover.
The country is set to host some culinary treats offering visitors the chance to try the "extensive and diverse cuisine" enjoyed in this part of the world.
From June 26th to July 19th is the Midlands Meander Slow Food Festival, which will take place in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.
This is a 50-mile route dotted with local specialities, clothing, ceramics and tapestries.
Between July 3rd and July 12th is the Knysna Oyster Festival - one of the longest-running in South Africa. Competitions and "oyster-related activities" are on the agenda.
Later on during August 7th, 8th and 9th is the Hermanus Wine & Food Fair, which offers more than 250 types of the beverage from over 60 wineries.
Of course, as it is located in the southern hemisphere, South Africa's winter occurs when Brits are in summer.
However, temperatures are usually much higher than those of a UK winter, so there are plenty of holiday options to choose from.