Gregg takes a 300-kilometre road trip along the stunning coast of the Western Cape heading for Gansbaai, otherwise known as Shark Town. He stops for lunch at the South African fish and chip shop, releases rehabilitated African Penguins back into the wild and meets his match on a boat trip through shark alley.
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.
Airdate: 26 Jan 2021
Country: United Kingdom