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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

Highlights
  • Guide shows travelers the highlights of Cape Town's culinary culture
  • Walking tour lets you get to know the city from the ground up
  • Five food tastings, four alcohol tastings included
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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
From USD 82.20
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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
From USD 82.20
Overview
Immerse yourself in the vibrant food and beverage scene in Cape Town on this half-day walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of the South African city to stop at city landmarks and hidden gems you might not find on your own. Indulge in five food tastings and four alcohol tastings (wine, beer, port) to taste the flavor of the city firsthand. Along the way, listen to insightful commentary on the city's history and culinary culture from your guide.
What to Expect

Cape Town Culinary Tours showcase the flavourful history that lies within the roots of Table Mountain. Tasting your way through this strikingly unique and multicultural city, an absolute must for any Culinary Enthusiast. Set yourself up for an experience you won’t soon forget! Join us in De Waterkant – Cape Town’s premier culinary suburb. Upon arrival, meet our fellow foodies and let your culinary journey begin. By walking through a 3 and a half hour, well-designed tour path, you’ll learn the history and culture which supports the local culinary industry in Cape Town.  Enjoy flavors from all over the world, with uniquely South African twists, and find yourself immersed in an array food tastings. Let us share with you why Cape Town is the World’s best kept culinary secret.

The tour meets in De Waterkant area. We suggest arriving approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Exact Meeting Point location and directions will be provided upon ticket purchase. The following tasting locations are included in the tour, however subject to change.

Origin Coffee Roasting

Discover the uprising coffee culture in Cape Town and taste the richness of African Coffee Culture.

La Petite Tarte

La Petite Tarte honors homemade Cape Malay curries and sweet treats. Find this little gem filled with locals and visitors alike every day of the week.

Beluga

Hidden within the bricks of The Foundry, Baluga maintains it's reputation as serving some of the finest seafood in Cape Town.

Cafe Extrablatt

Here we explore the international growth in Cape Town through a CBC partner, the Cape's famous Cape Brewing Company, with there internationally recognized German beer master.

The Butcher Man

The Butcher Man is as South African as a butchery can get. Famous for high-end meats prepared to order, the friendly and welcoming environment is what sets this shop apart. Learn about the culture of "Braai" & "Biltong" altogether.

Secret Spot
A little surprise to end your culinary experience in the V&A Waterfront.



Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great foodie tour!

Like quite a few of the reviewers, we always like to do tours like this when we can - a good one can give you a fantastic insight into a city, its culture and its gastronomy. And this tour is certainly a good one. Elsje...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dd-nd
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful guide & great food!

Our guide Elsje was just great and we lucked out as we where the only guests on her tour. She was so friendly and very knowledgeable. All the places we visited provided delicious food and beverages - hard to choose a favorite. By the end...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NapaDiners
CTCTours, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dwayne and Janice, Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! It was such a nice day out I can not thank you enough, I will definitely be visiting the Napa Wine Valley one day and when I do I will be looking your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don’t miss this Food tour

This has easely been one of the top highlight of our short trip to Cape Town. Elsje has been a fantastic guide, very friendly, knowledgeable and really caring for all of our need. She showed us around not only talking about the food but also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IgorK166
CTCTours, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Igor and Veni, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for joining me on the Cape Town Essentials Tour on the 3de of Jan, it was truly an amazing day with wonderful people. Without you our guests this would not be possible...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great food and guide

We had a wonderful time with Elsje. We learned about the city and the country while having very tasty food and great drinks. The bubbly at the seafood place was a very nice touch! The tour takes you to just the right amount of places...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pommyfrog
CTCTours, Manager at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Claire, Thank you so so much for joining me on our Cape Town Culinary Tour! Your review means so much to me and my team and for that I thank you, it was my pleasure to host you on the 11th of Dec, what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A must when visiting Cape Town

We had s fabulous time on the food tour. The guide was charming, warm and energetic. The food stops were diverse and delicious.This was one of the best food tours we have been on and a must for anyone visiting Cape Town!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan B
CTCTours, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Susan, Hope that you are well and that you hade a Merry Chrismas!!!! Happy 2019 :) Thank you so much for your kind words paired with your review, it means so much to me and my team. Cape Town is such a wonderful, place...More

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Sushi_Scott
31 July 2018|
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Response from denaeerasmus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are able to substitute if you have dietary restrictions just remember to make a note of this in the booking process
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meganhernandez
30 July 2018|
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Response from 7satraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
The tour finishes in the Waterfront.
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Falani
1 May 2018|
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Response from 7satraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about 3 and a half hours.
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