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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

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Cape Town, South Africa
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Immerse yourself in the vibrant food and beverage scene in Cape Town on this half-day walking tour. With your small-group, follow a guide through the streets of Cape Town to stop at city landmarks and hidden gems you might not find on your own. Indulge in at least five food tastings to experience the flavor of the city firsthand. Along the way, listen to insightful commentary on the city's history and foodie culture from your guide.
  • 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
  • Small-group tour of no more than 10 participants ensures a more personal experience
Local, professional guide.
5-6 Food tastings.
Alcoholic Beverages
Alternative beverages provided for those who do not consume alcohol.
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
History
Gratuities
Transportation to/from tour.

Departure Point

Origin Coffee Roasting, 28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Allergies or dietary requirements bookings please note: This tour is base on our local food and dishes from Cape Town, if you cancel out Red Meat, Cheese or alcohol is does change the story and experience. If you do not eat meat there is a spot on this tour that is a butchery, you will unfortunately miss out on this tasting.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dress code is comfortable, including comfortable walking shoes.
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 3 KMs.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • We CAN accommodate seafood, shellfish, pork and poultry allergies/food restrictions.
  • We CANNOT accommodate gluten free, wheat free, vegan, nut, dairy, halal or kosher allergies/food restrictions.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, they are however exchangeable/transferable with a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to tour commencing.
  • Tour runs in slight rain but depending on how extreme, please not the guide will contact you.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Cape Town has paid street parking available. We do recommend making use of Uber or Hotel provided services. We do not finish the tour were we start from. 
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please make a note on you booking if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, our guides book the food in advance to avoid missing out on any of dishes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would not only recommend this tour to everyone, I would book again if and when we return to Cape Town." See review

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Justin was our favorite tour guide!
Reena_K
, Mar 2020
Justin was the BEST! We loved how friendly and knowledgeable he was. We also had great food and drinks across the whole experience and loved getting to explore and walk around the city. I would have preferred more food vs. drinks, but my friend who was with me was happy that it was an even split of the two. We especially loved the coffee tasting and the malay curry.
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A delight for the tastebuds
Alison_D
, Feb 2020
Great & varied selection of food and drink. Justin is very knowledgeable & this is backed up by the staff at each location. Converted to great coffee & biltong.
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Off the beaten path Cape Town
Javagurl
, Feb 2020
This food walking tour was absolutely delightful! Ally was such a friendly and informative guide...more like a friend than a guide. VERY generous portions, including beer tastings and mixology lesson with lovely cocktails and interesting facts. We walked at a very leisurely pace and explored some off the Beaten path neighborhoods. Be prepared to eat and sample lots of great foods. And a very nice local dessert! Great tour!
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Great start to our trip!
Kevin H
, Nov 2019
We started our very first day in Cape Town with this food tour. Justin led our tour and showed us a great time with a variety of different foods from different cultures found in Cape Town. There were six stops in total and Justin made sure to follow-up with each of us with personalized recommendations for the rest of our stay! Great tour company to work with and would highly recommend.
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local insight
jmorris57
, Oct 2019
Justin provided great local insight and passion regarding food. We love to get to know a place by the food and Justin did a good job of entertaining and educating us about local lore and food while introducing our group the the local flavors from Cape Malay to modern international. Great tour.
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WOW!
Scott B
, Oct 2019
What a great way to spend an afternoon. The places Elsje were wonderful and entertaining. The food was good and here talks even better. If your in Cape Town this is a must.
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Essential tour!
markjwoodward
, Sep 2019
A wonderful introduction to some of Cape Town's best food spots, with some alcohol thrown in here and there. Our guide, Ellie, was talented and delightful. Definitely a five star tour!
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Good Selection of Restaurants
807derrickw
, Aug 2019
The food was amazing. The wine pairings delicious. (Include gin.). The restaurants were unique, and their staffs were very knowledgeable. Rlsje was a wealth of Cape Town history and humor. Great haircut too!
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Cape Town essential Tours
John C
, Aug 2019
We have taken several food tours (Porto, London, Budapest. Bucharest) and all have been great. This tour with Ellie may have been the best. What a wonderful way to spend the day. Great selection of local foods and beverages and we learned a lot about South Africa.
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My husband and I try to do a 'food...
Kay D
, Oct 2018
My husband and I try to do a 'food tour' in any city where we are spending a few days so that we can get some city orientation, learn from a local and have great places to eat during our stay. Cape Town Essentials Food Tour was our best ever food tour without a doubt. We were treated to great coffee with the bonus that we watched the coffee being made in a way that we have never seen before. You have to see it to believe it. We had the best Bobotie and beer tasting at Cafe Extrablatt. Our wonderful and decadent walking food tour wrapped up at Mondiall Kitchen and Bar with the best dessert tasting plate I have ever seen and tasted. It doesn't matter who you are, you have to eat and drink and this tour takes care of this and so much more.

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