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South Africa With Gregg Wallace

  • Episode:

    2 of 6

  • Title:

    Cape Town

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 12 Jan 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    7.30pm - 8.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 02 2021 : Sat 09 Jan - Fri 15 Jan

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Thu 17 Dec 2020

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South Africa with Gregg Wallace

Series overview

"I'm in South Africa, exploring its wild coast, vast savannahs, green valleys, and stunning cities. I'll be discovering the wildlife, the culture, and of course savouring the cuisine of this diverse country. I’m taking my taste buds on the road for an epic adventure on the trail of the flavours and food, glorious food of the real South Africa." - Gregg Wallace

In this new six-part series for ITV, Gregg Wallace sets off to explore South Africa’s most iconic and best loved landscapes and experiences - along with its glorious food.

The culinary expert visits six key destinations on his tour - he goes on safari in Amakhala, visits Cape Town, Augrabies Falls in the Kalahari Desert, the Whale Coast, Soweto in Johannesburg and the Garden Province - aiming to get a taste of the real South Africa.

Along the wild coast, on safari, through vast savannahs and into the cities Gregg discovers the flavours this diverse country has to offer - from the winelands around Cape Town to an Afrikaans braai in the Kalahari desert at sunset, Soweto’s street food stalls selling fat cakes, and traditional hearty dishes like bobotie. 

Gregg also discovers South Africa's famous wildlife - coming face to face with sharks and helping care for wild leopards and African penguins - and immerses himself in the country's rich culture and tradition, new and old, as he journeys across the nation to gain a vivid insight into the country.

This is a Tin Can Island production for ITV
 
Episode 2. Cape Town

This time, Gregg takes a cable car ride up to Cape Town's highest point - Table Mountain - to see the spectacular views over the city, discover how the native flora survives without water, and find out how the aerial transport system is cleverly used to send water up the mountain.
 
Gregg risks life and limb by using a scooter to go down Signal Hill into Bo Kaap, where he explores the spice markets of the historic Malay community. He is invited into the home of local resident, Gamindah Jakobs, who shares with him some of the secrets of Cape Malay cuisine. Following her expert instructions, Gregg makes Koeksisters – a traditional Cape Malay doughnut that is both spicy and sweet.
 
The foodie then continues his journey by going on a wine tram through the picturesque town of Franschhoek, where vines have been grown for 350 years. Set within the Cape Fold mountain range, the lush valleys of the Western Cape winelands create ideal growing conditions for vines and are home to over 80 independent winemakers.
 
He also meets 2019 recycling champion of South Africa Jocelyn Van Der Ross, a so-called 'greenpreneur', whose company started as a one woman business but has grown to employ 19 full time staff. 
 
At Le Petite Ferme boutique vineyard, Gregg meets has his first go at harvesting grapes by hand, and tastes both the local wine and a traditional South African dish – a bobotie made with locally grown ingredients.