Visit the Western Cape for quaint olive festival

Food tourism is a hugely popular way to travel and visitors planning South Africa holidays could be tempted to head to the Western Cape for the Prince Albert Olive Festival.

Held on April 27th and 28th, the event celebrates not only South Africa's olive-growing industry but also other local foods and traditions.

Prince Albert is also a peaceful village that could provide an escape from the country's busier cities. As well as getting the chance to try the region's olives, tapenades, breads and organic cheeses, the festival offers cooking classes, nature walks and bird safaris.

Other entertainment lined-up includes theatre performances, ghost tours and star gazing.

Tourists in search of more local food and drink can head to nearby farms for wine tasting and to the Swart Rivier Olive Farm for olive oil tasting.

Prince Albert is situated in a fertile valley in the Wartburg Mountain range and has the optimum climate and land for growing olives. Every year since 1992 the village has welcomed visitors to its annual olive festival.