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Cape Town Culinary Holiday and Indian Cuisine

Join "The Third Best Exotic Marigold Weekend" to experience a series of exotic events that captures the colors, cultures, and cuisines of one of the world's most frenetic destinations, India. This vacation is jam-packed with Indian food and fare, exotic drinks and wine, yoga and meditation, rural walks, and fashion flair. Jump on one of the wildest culinary rides of your life!

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Gautami & Annie
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  • Spice shop tour
  • 1 Indian cooking lesson
  • 1 yoga and meditation session
  • Street food walking tour Bombay-style
  • Group walk through the stunning farm
  • Saree draping with henna
  • 2 nights accommodation


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Marigold now has its own, dedicated venue, called Marigold House situated at Antrim Road in Green Point, Cape Town. Marigold House, fantastically located close to the Green Point Park and the ocean promenade, has three (soon to be four) beautifully appointed bedrooms with some amazing lounges, patio and other outdoor spaces for carrying out Marigold activities as well as spending time together.


Day 1, Friday - Street food evening

  • You will spend your first evening with some relaxing time with the group.
  • With a theme of “Street Food Bombayia style”, you will fuss over a variety of some incredibly delicious street food accompanied with some awesome South African wine.
  • If you are feeling adventurous, the ladies will dress up in saris or salwars and the gentlemen in turbans and shake a leg to some Bollywood.

Day 2, Saturday - Cooking classes

  • After an enjoyable group walk through the stunning farm, you will work to prepare some traditional South Indian breakfast on a banana leaf.
  • Often not found in Indian restaurants, the South Indian grub combines great taste with health.
  • For lunch, you will enjoy a relaxed multiple fare with delicacies from all over India that will get you tipsy on food.
  • This will be a culinary ride that you won't forget in a hurry.
  • During the evening, you will enjoy some time in the kitchen with amazing cooking classes, where you will get around the fire with the group and enjoy a fun lesson on Indian cooking.
  • You will chop, peal, knead, fry, bake, roast, and eat some easy-to-do Indian food.
  • After the lesson, you will have a bunch of great party tricks.

Day 3, Sunday - Yoga session, departure

  • During the morning, you will enjoy a yoga, meditation, and Nidra (induced sleep) session led by Cape Tonian Yoga guru to get your day going and leave you with asanas to try at home.
  • You will will then enjoy a North Indian breakfast and head to an Indian spice shop to equip yourself with all the spices that you learnt about all through the weekend.

Included excursions

One group walk through the stunning farm is included in this holiday.


Gautami Seksaria
Gautami born and grew up in Mumbai. As a young girl, She hated cooking and because of this, her grand-mother would go hysterical. She continued with her ways, cycling around or playing street cricket with the boys. Then, her folks give her a cooking course as a present and the next thing she knew is that she was sitting with a bunch of excited girls who already knew how to roll a roti, all round and thin.
Annie Wyatt
Annie Wyatt is an experienced yoga teacher.


This holiday takes place in Cape Town.


During this holiday, on Friday evening, you will enjoy a delicious fare “Street Food Bombayia style” where you will fuss over a variety of some incredibly delicious street food accompanied with some awesome South African wine.

On Saturday, you will prepare some traditional South Indian food on a banana leaf for breakfast, you will enjoy a relaxed multiple fare with delicacies from all over India for lunch, and during the evening, you will enjoy amazing cooking classes where you you will get around the fire with the group and enjoy a fun lesson on Indian easy-to-do dishes. Finally, on Sunday morning, you will experience a fun “cook-off” competition for breakfast in which you will show off your new skills on Indian food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

Bird watching

Numerous Southern African birds can be found on the farm and surrounds. From the resident family of jackal buzzards to the ever scarce friend the half-collared kingfisher, Guinevere Guest Farm is a birders delight. Flanked to the north and south by an extensive patch of renosterveld, you will be able to watch many endemic bird species. Generally speaking there is always a bird species to be seen.

Nature walks

Guinevere Guest Farm is somewhat of a gem when it comes to natural vegetation. Namely, Renosterveld a vegetation type of the "fynbos" biome now considered endangered, covers a major portion of the farm. You may start your walk at the house, make your way down and across the river, and once at the very top of the olive groves, you suddenly will step into absolute bliss. With a large number of wild flowers on display all year round, there is always something to watch.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 Indian spice shop tour,
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Fun-filled evenings of saree draping, street food and bollywood dancing
  • Silent walks
  • Yoga

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport and local transportation
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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