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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour

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USD 120.01
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    What to Expect
    As you travel, learn how South Africa’s heritage stems from all over the world, including the Middle and Far East and Europe. Hear about some of the traditional dishes created by the indigenous people of Africa, and discover how colonization, slavery and immigration influenced the food of the Mother City.

    Throughout the course of your tour, stop at three or more eateries to get a feel for the country’s distinctively varied cuisine. Perhaps stop first at a street-side cafe or restaurant in Bo-Kaap, below Signal Hill. Also known as the Malay Quarter, the neighborhood is famous for its brightly colored houses. Learn how Cape Malay cuisine is a fusion of Malaysian, Javanese, Dutch and Khoekhoe ingredients, and discover the spices used to produce the dishes’ unique flavors. Then, maybe try some local street food before continuing on to one of Cape Town’s townships, such as Langa or Guguletu, for a taste of loxion food. Visit a local’s home to taste a selection of staple dishes that might include umngqusho (traditional Xhosa dish made with samp and beans),  umleqwa (farm-reared chicken), all said to have been favorites of Nelson Mandela.

    After around four hours, your tour concludes back at the original start point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Cape Town
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Food and non-alcoholic drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 June 2018

    Through food, I discovered the story of real people in 3 different neighborhoods of Cape Town with a great guide full of precious information, open mind and enormous respect of all cultures and persons we encountered. I definitely recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank micheq2018
    Reviewed 21 February 2018

    This is an excellent tour to provide insight into the food and culture in the townships of Cape Town! We particularly enjoyed this part of the tour, as it was the only chance we had in Cape Town to see and learn about the townships....More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank Jessicat826
    oneiain, Manager at Coffeebeans Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

    Dear Jessica, thank you for your passionate review. I want to respond specifically to your comments about cost, and about people's homes. Let's start with homes. You are right, the description talks about visiting people at homes. Visiting homes is about intimate, authentic engagements. Which...More

    Reviewed 3 November 2017

    The tasting tour is a flavorful cross-cultural look at the reality of Cape Town shared over a variety of food from different cultures. We went to home-based businesses and street vendors in some of the poorest parts of the city. Leave your showy expensive outfit...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    1  Thank D5648CGRobert_D
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