Guided tour

Cape Town: Essential Food and Drink Tour

Cape Town: Essential Food and Drink Tour

Activity provider: Cape Town Culinary Tours

From US$ 101.31 per person

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

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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.
  • Coffee presentation and pairing
  • Bobotie and bubbles
  • 3 Beer tastings with a 3-way food pairing
  • Craft ice cream Infused with fynbos
  • Inverroche gin tasting
  • Additional Food or Drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Jewelry
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

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Our guide, Justin, was lively and entertaining. He managed to keep the group together well and no time was lost waiting for people to catch up. He was very informative, both at each stop and also on the walks between stops. The food and drink provided was very good. Enough to get a good taste of each one but not so much that you were too full to enjoy the next one. Lots of interesting tastes and all with a story behind them. The tour was great value for money and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a taste of Cape Town.

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January 26, 2020

Product ID: 313908