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  1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town

Cape Town: Essential Food and Drink Tour

Product ID: 313908
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Set off on a walking food tour through Cape Town. Taste the cultural and culinary history from the borders of the Bo-Kaap to the V&A Waterfront. Become an expert on how the city is pieced together between delicious food and drink tastings.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the De Waterkant, Greenpoint, and the Waterfront on a walking food tour
  • Engage with local food artisans and learn how they contribute to Cape Town's evolving food scene
  • Enjoy tastings from some of Cape Town's hidden culinary gems, from local Cape Malayan dishes to traditional South African fare
  • Learn more about Cape Towns incredible history and architecture
Full description
Begin your 4-hour walking tour at a local coffee roaster, where a unique coffee presentation will take place. Hear about the history of the coffee trade route and its influence on Cape Town. Head then to the outskirts of the Bo-Kaap, where you'll taste a traditional South African dish with Cape Malayan influence.

Next, enjoy your first of three alcohol tastings, paired with two unique food tastings. You will then be escorted to a local German cafe, where you'll sample craft beers and talk about the German influences in Cape Town. At the next stop, you'll be introduced to two very traditional meat dishes called Biltong and Boerewors.

On the way to your last stop, go through the Breakwater Slave Lodge and discuss the history around it and what it has become. Upon arrival in the V&A Waterfront, you will be treated to some wine and cheese tasting, or a Fynbos sprit with Malva pudding and brandy to round off the tour. Guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Waterfront. Throughout the tour, important historical and cultural facts will also be shared.
  • Five food tastings
  • Three alcohol tastings
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour will start inside Origin Coffee Roasters. Please look for your guide at the coffee bar counter.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility; it includes around 2 miles of walking, spilt up between tasting locations
• Transportation to or from the tour is not provided
• Tours run in all weather, depending on the severity of the wind and rain
• The guide will contact you in the case of any cancellations
• If you have any food allergies, please contact the local partner about your allergies immediately after booking
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Cape Town Culinary Tours

Product ID: 313908