This tour explores Cape Town from all sides. It aims to climb under the skin of the city so that by the end of the day you feel the pulse of the city. We explore the city from all sides – the history, the people, their cultures, their cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town and its artisanal trends. Cape Town is a city that has been metamorphosing at a rapid rate over the last ten years – it feels like a butterfly that is emerging – from a city that was once a run down area that was purely a business district – into a city where we now live and play. Note that this is NOT a fine dining tour – it is a REAL food tour. We feel that when you visit the city you will book to dine at our amazing fine dining restaurants in the evening. As a foodie you will however miss out on the essence of who we are as a city and as a place. Today we sample some of our traditional cultural dishes, we walk and explore creative Cape Town and its artisanal trends. Our city is a city of creative people. We are relaxed, open minded, casually dressed, cause driven, passionate and creative. By the end of this tour you will be well orientated to the city as we walk the whole city flat from one side to the other. We explore the trends and the changes as we go. By the end you will have a list of restaurants and bars that you would love to go back to! So an idea would be to book us for the start of your trip – that way you know where to go out and play for the rest of your stay!
Below are pictures of some of the sides of the city that we explore as we walk – note that every tour changes slightly as we determine whether you are into history, sweet things, coffee, tea, shopping, creativity etc……..and additional factor is that places open and close very fast in our city. Note that we will often not make it to all of them and that the choices will be made by your guide based on your interests, their favourite places and the pace of the tour………..some people love to explore slowly and people watch and others walk faster and hence will fit more in! Today we chat about the history and our politics as we nibble, drink coffee and people watch! It is meant to be a reflection on who we are as a city – as such we do not rush.
Tour Duration: Monday to Friday 09h00 to 15h30. On a Saturday from 08h30 to 15h30 (earlier start as we include the Biscuit Mill Neighbourhood Goods Market on a Saturday) Note most of us never finish on time – so work on a drop off of around 4pm.
This tour option does not operate from 20 Dec to 5 January due to too many of our vendors closing for Xmas.
We are currently fully booked from 15 December 2018 to 9 January 2019 for all tour options.
Note the Eats Tour:
- Does not operate on a Sunday (the city is closed on a Sunday!)
- Operates only as a private tour.
- Is a walking tour – it is however mostly flat and you only need a moderate level of fitness.
- Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements – vegetarians are no problem at all – but sadly we struggle with vegans! As such – we cannot accept bookings from vegans for this tour.
- Note we are happy to drop you anywhere centrally after the tour – so it is a good idea to combine the day with a visit to Table Mountain Cableway (weather permitting!). We are happy to drop you at the cable car station and you can simply taxi back to your hotel later.
Costs: Please email us as the cost depends how many people you are and where you are staying.
Supersize your tour to a full day:
- Note that you can book the tour as a full day and do a combo of the Cape Town Eats Tour in the city combined with the Constantia Winelands in the late afternoon. The tour duration would then be 08h30 to 17h30
FOR MORE RESEARCH:
Check out this recent blog written by Zach & Jill who have been circling the globe for the last two years! I inspired them and they inspired me!! Read about their experience on the Cape Town Eats Tour here.
Read more about South African Traditional Cuisine across our cultures by clicking here.
To try your hand at making Chakalaka – a traditional South African spicy relish made from vegetables – check out the recipe here.
To get a taste of the tour with our guide Ryan Lawrence – check out this video. It was shot by one of our clients on tour – John Heagney from Florida. It is an amazing video that showcases our wonderful city. Thank you for sharing John!
We recently had a blogger on tour. Jennifer has a wonderful website where she shares tips of unusual and fun tours that she finds around the world. Check out her post here.
Click here to read a lovely article written by one of the agents who came to experience my gourmet walking tour.
EATING OUT IN THE CAPE – CAPE TOWN AND THE CAPE WINE REGIONS:
As you have looked at this page – you are clearly a foodie. Check out my recommended list of restaurants for Cape Town & the Cape Winelands