Cape Info

Cape Info

The Cape is a fusion of flavours, tastes, experiences and people.  Feed your body and mind while you explore the Cape – its history, its culture and its culinary delights.

Cape Fusion Tours offers wine and gourmet experiences in Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape wine regions of South Africa.  We specialize in offering you tailor made touring advice suited to meet your needs and tastes.  We offer gourmet/culinary tours, specialized custom designed wine tours,  Cape cooking experiences (for special Cape cooking/gourmet activities scroll down on this page), Cape Town accommodation, a variety of scheduled Cape Town day tours plus advice on where to eat out in Cape Town in order to not miss out on experiencing our diverse culinary offerings.  To get some ideas for your time in the Cape, simply scroll down to find out what’s on.

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UPDATES FOR CAPE TOWN VISITORS:

  1. Table Mountain: Note that it is now possible to PRE-BOOK your TICKETS for Table Mountain.  During summer the queues can take you 2 – 3 hours to get onto the cable car – as such it is recommended to book in advance.  To book tickets ahead of time on the Webtickets. Visit Table Mountains Website and to find out more about operating times and to check the weather before you head up.   It may look calm in the city – but the mountain can have a different micro climate and could close due to gale force winds.   So save yourself a trip by checking their website first.  Tickets are valid for 7 days from the date that they are booked for.
  2. Robben Island: If you wish to visit the island on your holiday you need to pre-book as tickets are usually sold out once you get here.  Book tickets well ahead of time on the Webtickets Website
  3. Cape Town Stadium Tours: The stadium for the World Cup is now complete and well worth a visit on your trip to Cape Town. The Cape Town Tourism Website advises that there is no need to book . Tour times: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. For info: call: ++27 21 417 0120
  4. Cape Town City Sightseeing Tours:  The hop-on-hop off bus – every city needs one of these.  This is a fantastic way to do the city at your own pace.  My recommendation is to book tours for the longer distance activities such as Cape Point and Winelands and to do the city open bus tour.  One of the perks of the city tour is that when you get tired or bored – you simply stay on the bus and it ends up in Camps Bay which is our beach area lined with bars and restaurants……..a perfect end to the day to relax and enjoy cocktails.  They now have a system where you can pre-book your tickets online.  Note that you are not restricted to buying it for one day as the ticket is valid over a couple of days for a one day use. (Note that the bus now have a lot of options – including Wine and Cape Point – however I would still recommend a smaller tour for both of these areas!)

CAPE GOURMET ACTIVITIES IN SUMMER:

FEBRUARY AND MARCH ARE HARVEST TIME IN THE WINELANDS OF THE CAPE! There is activity everywhere – so it is definately time to go and do a ramble around the winelands as you will see grapes being transported all over the place, you can see the presses working and it is quite festive.  Some estates host special events at this time – so watch out for events that will be advertised during this period.

STELLENBOSCH FRESH GOODS MARKET every Saturday 09h00- 14h00- wonderful spot to pick up fresh produce from the winelands region.  I recommend going just before lunch so that you can enjoy a delicious snack after shopping! Visit www.slowmarket.co.za to check out directions and what is on offer. Location: Stellenbosch

NEIGHBOURHOOD GOODS MARKETEvery Saturday – wonderful spot to pick up fresh produce and enjoy people watching. Hippy chic gathering of stalls of organic produce, wines and oils, flowers, clothes and crafts in a large elegant warehouse.  Lots of delicious things to eat at communal tables.  Venue: Old Biscuit Mill, 373 – 375 Albert Road, Woodstock (10 mins from town) Time: 9am to 2pm

Tel: 021 461 2573     www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za/aboutcontact

PORTER ESTATE MARKET Every Saturday. An outdoor market with fresh produce to take home or eat on the spot.  Venue: On the grounds of the Chrysalis Academy, Tokai Manor, Tokai Rd  (25 mins from town) Time: 9am to 1pm  Cost: free
Tel: 021 461 2573  E-mail office@pepmarket.co.za www.pepmarket.co.za

WHAT’S ON IN CAPE TOWN: Visit www.whatsonincapetown.com before you come to check out all the fun events, theatre, markets etc happening while you are here.

GREAT FOR KIDS:

ORGANIC FARM AT THE HEART OF CAPE TOWN –The Millstone Farmstall & Cafe, Oude Molen Eco-Village, Alexandra Rd, Pinelands. The Millstone Farmstall has a fantastic kiddies garden for those dry winter days, where a tree house ship allows kids to go on ‘voyages’ and be pirates. There is a charming little wendy house on stilts with a slide (perfect for toddlers) and there are swings under a tree. We also have Milly May – our own piglet who is very friendly and comes out to play with the chickens and dogs every afternoon. Just over the fence there are 40 horses, which love the apples and carrots offered by all the visitors. Kids and grownups alike can go on horse rides too. Below the farmstall are the wetlands, which form part of the Two Rivers Urban Park. Oude Molen has five organic produce growers and visitors can buy freshly picked produce daily. They are one of the only – if not the only – wood-fired bread bakers in Cape Town, with a fabulous range of breads, including chocolate ciabatta. Their handmade butter biscuits are legendary and they even have beehives and spin their own honey. The Millstone Farmstall & Cafe runs pizza and biscuit making workshops during school holidays.For more information, phone                +27 (0)21 447 8226         or email millstone@polka.co.za.

A FEW OTHER RANDOM FUN ACTIVITIES TO TRY WHEN IN CAPE TOWN:

DRUMMING WORKSHOP

Every Saturday

Led by Township Music.  Anyone of any age is invited to join in.  Venue: Waterfront Craft Market  & Wellness Centre   Time: 1pm to 2pm  Cost: Free
Tel: 021 408 7840

DJEMBE MANIA DRUMMING CLASSES Mondays Venue: Zula Bar, Long Street  Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm  Cost: R 30
Tel: 021424 2442 Email: vusa@zulabar.co.za www.zulabar.co.za

TRANCE RHYTHM DRUMMING WORKSHOP Every Saturday A cutting edge sonic therapy devised after years of drumming experience in African-Arabian and freestyle drum circles, this form of Trance rhythm offers neutrality, balance, pure thought and tranquility.  Venue: Novalis Institute, 39 Rosmead Ave, Wynberg (15 mins from town) Time: 3pm-7pm  Cost: R 130 (plus drum hire of R 20)

Tel: 021 686 3872  Email: info@drummingsa.co.za www.drummingsa.co.za