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Cape Town Culinary Tour: eat, drink, and explore Cape Town!


Cape Town Culinary Tour: eat, drink, and explore Cape Town!

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Cape Town Culinary Tours aims to offer you more insight into South Africa's culinary world. Experience the traditional and historical influences hidden in the Mother City.

Not only will you sample delectable food, but along the way you will rub shoulders with the locals and take in the sights of the city while meandering through the streets of Cape Town.


Cape Town Essentials Tour

Embark on a mesmerizing gourmet adventure through two of Cape Town's distinct and culturally significant areas, each with its own rich history and impact on our daily lives, spanning from the 1760s until the present day. Don't miss the chance to tap into our local guides' extensive knowledge and let us introduce you to the most mouthwatering parts of Cape Town.


Quick Facts

Includes 4 food tastings plus 3 local alcoholic drinks. Come hungry.

Tours begin at 12:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday, and runs rain or shine.

Photography Highly Encouraged.

Family friendly however all guests over 3 years of age require their own ticket.

The tour ends in the De Waterkant, a 10 min walk from the V&A Waterfront.

Max group size of 12 people (Min 2 people to operate).

Gluten-free, vegetarian and alcohol alternative options available.

Photography Highly Encouraged.


What to Expect

Your culinary journey begins at Bo Kaap Deli, where a local refreshment awaits and your experienced guide introduces you to an intimate circle of fellow culinary enthusiasts. Wander amidst Bo Kaap's vibrant, colourful houses, immersing yourself in the charm of the area. Our next stop is Marcos African Cafe, where you'll indulge in an African platter featuring traditional meats and vegetables, accompanied by a tasting of a ceremonial African drink.

Continuing on, we venture into the neighbouring "sister" district of De Waterkant, aptly named for its proximity to the ocean in years past. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful experience at the charming Charles Cafe, renowned for serving the best Bobotie in town. Pair this delectable dish with local bubbles as you savour the stories and ambiance of the area.

Our journey takes us further to Fireman's Arms, one of South Africa's oldest bars, where you'll have the opportunity to sample a tasting-size Bunny Chow and Malva pudding. Complementing these flavoursome treats, you can choose a local craft gin or beer to complete your tasting experience.

This tour is family-friendly and offers accommodations for vegetarians and those preferring non-alcoholic alternatives.

Don't miss the chance to tap into our local guides' extensive knowledge and let us introduce you to the most mouthwatering parts of Cape Town.


The Taste of Africa Tour

Immerse yourself in the Taste of Africa Tour, a culinary voyage through Cape Town's historic heart. With Cape Town Culinary Tours, explore the rich tapestry of South Africa's gastronomy, influenced by neighboring nations and agriculture. Kick off at the Meeting Point restaurant, then indulge in aromatic beef stew and vegetable curry on bustling Long Street. Be charmed by Madam Taitou's ambiance and the historic tales of Green Market Square. Conclude with a secret dessert treat and a curated wine experience at Openwine. Designed for teens, adults, and vegetarians, this tour is a bite-sized adventure of Cape Town's culinary wonders.


Quick Facts

Deliciousness Guaranteed. 4 tastings locations included in tour price.

Tours run Tuesday through Saturday at 2:00pm.

Photography Highly Encouraged.

Max 12 guests per tour. Min 2 guests to operate.

Tour ends in the city centre, a 15min walk away from the V&A Waterfront and 20min from Table Mountain.

Experiences run rain, shine. Please dress accordingly.

Gluten free, vegetarian and alcohol free options available. Please specify when booking.

Family friendly however all guests 3 and older will require their own ticket.

Restaurant gratuities and taxes included. Guide gratuities graciously accepted.

Price includes 15% VAT (Sales Tax)


What to Expect

Experience the vibrant flavours of African cuisine as we take you on a culinary adventure through the historical city centre of Cape Town. At Cape Town Culinary Tours, we pride ourselves on showcasing the rich cultural connections between South Africa and its neighbouring countries. Agriculture has played a pivotal role in shaping our diverse culinary landscape, and we invite you to celebrate these traditions with our authentic African dishes with us.

Your journey begins at the aptly named Meeting Point restaurant, where you'll rendezvous with fellow food enthusiasts and our knowledgeable tour guide. We kick off the day with a refreshing local beer or a glass of wine, setting the tone for an exceptional culinary adventure. Indulge in a traditional meal featuring tantalizing beef stew and vegetable curry-delicately infused with aromatic, sweet Asian flavours. Complementing these delectable dishes are African staples like maize meal pap, adding authenticity to your culinary experience.

As we wander down the vibrant Long Street, aptly named for its seemingly endless stretch, we make a stop at Madam Taitou. Be enticed by the fragrant spices that welcome you at the door, and step into an African-inspired interior that will captivate your senses.

No journey through Cape Town is complete without a visit to the historically significant Green Market Square. Meander through an enchanting array of souvenir shops and spaza stores where a treasure trove of trinkets, tales, and timeless history await.

Prepare your taste buds for a delightful surprise as we venture to a secret location to savour traditional local desserts-a tantalizing cherry atop your gastronomic quest. And what better way to conclude this extraordinary experience than by sampling some of South Africa's finest boutique-style wines? We invite you to Openwine on Wale Street, where you'll discover rare and unique wines that not commonly found in local liquor stores.

The Taste of Africa Tour is suitable for young teens, adults, and vegetarians, ensuring an inclusive and unforgettable experience for all. We eagerly await the opportunity to host you on this extraordinary culinary journey through Cape Town.


The Cape Town Coffee Experience

Embark on a journey through Cape Town's vibrant coffee scene with "The Cape Town Coffee Experience!" Despite challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted many establishments, Cape Town's coffee resilience shines through. Guided by our expert tour leaders, you'll traverse the city's iconic landmarks, diving deep into the coffee culture's history, artistry, and evolution. From insightful chats with baristas and roasters to hands-on experiences with multiple brewing techniques, you'll gain a rich understanding of the dedication behind each cup. Explore, learn, and immerse in the aromatic allure of Cape Town's coffee world. Ready for a brew-tiful adventure? Dive in with us!


Quick Facts

4 coffee tastings and 3 food pairings included. No alcohol is served on this tour.

Tours runs rain or shine. Start times can vary to accomodate group's preferences.

Max 8 guests per tour. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional guides.

Photography Highly Encouraged.

Tour ends in the city centre, a 15 min walk away from the V&A Waterfront.

Tour operates by request only. Please submit your request on this page.

Must Love Coffee!

Families welcome however all guests 3 and above will require their own ticket.

Gluten free, vegetarian and non-alcohol diets can be accommodated.

Restaurant gratuities and taxes included in ticket price. Guide gratuities are not included.


What to Expect

Join us in celebrating one of Cape Town's most cherished culinary delights-the thriving coffee scene! As local coffee enthusiasts ourselves, we are passionate about showcasing the diverse and ever-growing coffee culture that Cape Town has to offer.

In recent years, Cape Town boasted approximately 50 remarkable roasteries. However, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the closure of many beloved establishments. Despite the challenges, we have handpicked the city's finest coffee roasters that continue to thrive. Through this experience, we aim to not only immerse you in exceptional coffee but also shed light on the origins of South Africa's coffee culture and the art of coffee roasting. Get ready to embark on a caffeinated adventure!

Under the guidance of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic coffee tour guide, you will be led through the streets of Cape Town, exploring its beautiful landmarks as you make your way from one coffee destination to the next.

During the tour, we will introduce you to passionate baristas, skilled roasters, and perhaps even the visionary owners who fuel this caffeine-driven city. Gain insights into the intricacies of coffee production, from the sourcing of beans to the roasting process. Expand your knowledge and experiment with 3-4 alternative brewing methods, elevating your appreciation for the art and science behind a perfect cup of coffee.

As you venture through the city, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas that make Cape Town a true coffee lover's paradise. Learn about the stories behind each coffee shop, the unique brewing techniques they employ, and the distinct flavours they bring to the cup. Embrace the opportunity to explore your own backyard and join us in experiencing the caffeine high that defines Cape Town's remarkable coffee scene.








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Published 20 Oct 2023 / Views -
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