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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

  • 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
The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
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.


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
Walk through a hidden surprise and learn more of when and how our history was formed.

Mondiall Kitchen & Bar

Incorporating international flavors to the South African palate has secured Mondiall as a leading culinary stop. Connecting with local farmers is paramount to its success.

Reviews (47)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Local flavor experience

I read other reviews before booking this one and it was recommended that we take the tour on our first days in cape town. I totally agree! We walked around the downtown area getting knowledgable information about the settling of the part of town we...More

Thank Montanalu
OnAir714400, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear reviewer ( apologies I can not see the name), THANK YOU SO MUCH for the wonderful review, not only for myself your guide but the team that has helped me build this experience appreciate it so much. I am glad you agree with my...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don't leave Cape Town without it!

Elsje and the team at Cape Town Culinary Tours are fabulous. We had an amazing day exploring the city and learning about it's unique history. The food was delicious and there were so many wonderful hidden surprises. Don't miss this experience in Cape Town!More

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OnAir714400, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Always Such a pleasure receiving such wonderful reviews! Thank you on behalf of the team at Cape Town Culinary Tours, like I always say on the tours they go a long way and help us improve our tours every day to become even better for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A knowledge and food feast for the traveller

Elsje and Cape Town Culinary Tours provided a highlight to our visit to Cape Town. As we sampled our way across numerous locations, while Elsje provided us insights into the food, history and life in Cape Town. It is clear that this is not just...More

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OnAir714400, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John & Finoa, Thank you so so much for your heartwarming review, you are the reason I enjoy these tours as much as you do. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and look forward to the next time. Thank you for all...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Capetown learning

It was great to get some guidance on the foods around Capetown there are such a lot of influences we didn’t realise before coming here, , we saw , we ate and we experienced and we learned, Capetown has so much to teach, this set...More

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OnAir714400, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day, Dear reviewer (apologies I can not see a name), This review made my heart skip a beat, thank you so much your feedback means the world to us and drives us to even better our tour. I look forward to hosting you again...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Awesome experience

Great food, great company and great locations! From authentic local dishes to international favourites coupled with plenty of culture and history. We left well-fed and well informed.More

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OnAir714400, Owner at Cape Town Culinary Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Saadique, Thank you so so much for this stunning review, this means so much coming from a local that like's his food and culture as much as you do. I look forward to hosting you again soon, it was good fun. Keep well, see...More

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Response from 7satraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
The tour finishes in the Waterfront.
1 May 2018|
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Response from MastaL6 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is a 3 km walk and including six stop along were you can taste different local food and alcohol beverages.