Pam was recommended to us by a friend and booking with her was the best decision for our trip to Cape Town. First, we booked the Cape Town eats... read more food tour - and it was absolutely outstanding. Pam took us to 13+ stops, where we were able to sample unique, local treats at places we would never know to enter. What made the tour extra special is how Pam has cultivated relationships with every single vendor so it was a truly personalized experience. She explained the evolution of restaurants throughout Covid and how the city has adapted. This was not just a food tourit was a cultural experience where we learned about the history of the city. We do food tours in every city we can and this tour was top notch. Pam is the best. You will leave super full and with a better understanding of South African food and culture. Could not recommend more for foodies! The next day Pam took us on a full day Peninsula tour. We started off stopping at some amazing photo spots and then grabbing the best coffee at a local joint. We went to the cape of good hope (with some hiking and amazing views), boulders to see the penguins, and explored the beach towns. The drives were super scenic. Pam gave us a whole history lesson so we left knowing the old and modern history of South Africa. Fantastic tour and experience!
1 Nov 2021
We spent a great day in central Cape Town exploring some of the hidden gems of the city. Our guide, Ryan, was really informative and gave us the perfect balance... read more of eating, drinking, history and exploring. So glad we only had a light breakfast and definitely didn’t need an evening meal! Definitely recommend this tour.
2 Mar 2020
My mum and I visited Cape Town in March and were lucky to be the first group taking the new Sea Point Eats tour, having previously taken the Cape Town... read more Eats tour in 2018.
Our guides Pam and Cath were fantastic - their knowledge and enthusiasm for the area and food made for a fantastic day. The tour provided a fascinating insight into the area and the culinary scene. I have taken many food tours on my travels to date but have to say the Cape Fusion Tours are the best - looking forward to the next one!
I also recommend a visit to Cath's oyster stall at the Old Buscuit Mill market - delicious!
19 Apr 2020
Let’s get the details out of the way right up front. Cape Fusion Tours follows all COVID protocols, it is well priced, communicates well with its client base, and... read more its employees are reliable, honest, and on time. Now, down to the more personal side of things… Cape Fusion Tours was an extremely fortunate find! Little did I know when I Googled “Culinary Tour Cape Town” that I would find the answer to most of my questions and wishes for our Cape Town vacation. When I clicked on the search result, I found Cape Fusion’s web site to be a bit different from that of other tour companies. There are not “click here to reserve” or other formulaic features. It simply tells the story of the company, its people, and what it has to offer in terms of helping you fall in love with Cape Town. The site also offers guidance on touring in Cape Town and other information that visitors would find helpful (no strings attached). If one of Cape Fusion Tour’s offerings appeals to you, it is easy to contact the company and ask whatever questions you have (pricing, availability, potential tour “tweaks” that might be possible, advice, etc…). When I contacted the company via email, I was answered by Cape Fusion Tours’ owner and founder - Pamela. She not only answered all of my questions promptly, she also offered advice for other things I might want to do while in Cape Town. When we decided to book with her company, she ensured that she was aware of all our preferences and interests so that we could get what we wanted out of the tour – it was tailored to us! Also, when other arrangements (with other companies) I had made for tours fell through, she offered solutions and guidance and helped us find an alternative so that our vacation would not be derailed. I must admit that I sent her far too many emails. However, she answered each quickly and graciously. We were only in Cape Town for a short while, but booked Cape Fusion Tours for two, full day tours. I am so glad we did! Our tour guide for each of the tours was Ryan. Ryan is not only very knowledgeable, he is kind, conscientious, approachable, and (best of all) flexible. It is apparent that Ryan enjoys his job, loves Cape Town, and works for an organization that values people and experiences over money and cookie cutter tours. We connected with Ryan almost immediately and I assume that all of his guests do – he’s just that kind of guy. Though COVID has slammed the hospitality and tourism industry, Cape Fusion Tours has ensured that the accommodations it must make to “remain afloat” during these trying times have not adversely affected the product and service it provides. If I am ever fortunate enough to find myself back in Cape Town, Cape Fusion Tours will be my first call. …
1 May 2021
HIGHLY recommend this tour! You’ll come back propvol and educated. So many unexplored little gems in our own vibrant city. Sign up immediately!
1 May 2021
Catherine needs to be everyone’s list when they travel to Cape Town. She knows everyone, knows all of the “must see” spots, and makes the trip complete with her amazing... read more sense of humor. She asked what kinds of foods we like, dislike, love and was able to really customize our experience.
1 May 2022
This was definitely an easy 10 out of 5!!!! Pam not only showed us all the great spots to eat throughout the town, but she took the time to... read more tell us various points of Cape Town history, introduced us to wonderful people (business owners), recommended a ton of additional places to check out which we didn’t get to see, put us in a car to ensure we’d make it to the top of Table Mountain to see the sunset AND walked all our local purchases back to our hotel for us. Truly a fantastic experience with wonderful people!!!! Thanks for the amazing day Pam!!!!
1 May 2022
A little about the reviewers -- my husband and I (late 40s) are very active “type A” planners from the US. When we travel, we book well in advance, and... read more do a lot of research to figure out what we want to do. We to locate and hire guides that will provide a local experience. Note that we are childfree, so we tailor our tours accordingly.
We did the Cape Fusion Cape Town Eats city walking tour in February 2020. We were fortunate to have Pam, owner of Cape Fusion as our guide for the day. Sometimes it’s just about personalities that mesh well, and I can say that Pam was the perfect tour guide for us. It felt like more like we were meeting an old friend.
The Cape Town Eats city walking tour is so much more than a food tour (though there was plenty of that!). It’s about embracing the culture of Cape Town. We met people everywhere we went (Pam knows EVERYONE!). As we ate, Pam told us so many stories that made Cape Town really come alive for us – whether it was about political activity or current events or how she grew up in South Africa, it really allowed us to experience Cape Town.
We had an earlier start (8:00 am) since we were getting on a cruise ship that day, and needed to be onboard by early afternoon. As noted, the tour is private, so it was just the two of us spending the day with Pam. When we booked the tour, we told Pam our food favorites and restrictions – yes to coffee, gin, local meat; no seafood. She had no problems finding us everything on our wish list, and more. I won’t go into detail about each stop, but suffice to say we had more than enough to eat and drink, including 3 coffee stops, 1 gin distillery, bunny chow, samosas, bobotie, etc. After the first stop, I had to beg Pam to stop ordering so much food. There were only 2 of us, and we really needed to share to get through it all!
Don’t be afraid to book Cape Fusion and come out of your comfort zone to explore the people, culture and food of Cape Town. It is all amazing, and we will definitely be back!
23 Jun 2020
Thank you Shelley for our brilliant trip yesterday. We really enjoyed visiting the beautiful Cape of Good Hope and were pleased that you suggested the scenic walk along the coast.... read more Stunning views. Loved visiting the penguins at Foxy Beach. Lunch at Kalk Bay was delicious and the seals were a bonus!We learned so many interesting things about the country from you which made the trip so much more worthwhile. Absolutely fabulous! Thank you! Emma , Alberto, Imogen and Ottilie
17 Feb 2020
Pam was our tour guide for 2 days, and she really gave us the whole experience of Cape Town! We did the peninsula tour, as well as the Cape Winelands.... read more Pam is so knowledgeable, and gave us so much history on our rides that really opened our eyes as tourists. She was easily able to read our interests and cater the tour accordingly to make it even more personal. The van was very comfortable with plenty of room, so much so that we often found ourselves nodding off on the way home after a long day of sight seeing! We really felt like we got to experience all of Cape Town, because there truly is so much to see. Pam even gave us lots of recommendations for the days we were not with her, and we got to visit most of them. It really made us feel like locals more than tourists to be able to find the hole in the wall spots. She also served as our personal photographer and gave us lots of great memories for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed chatting with her through all of the stops, and felt like we were on a visit with a close friend. We had so much fun touring with Pam, thank you! …
1 Apr 2021
I received this day trip out as a birthday gift, which I then gave to 2 of my friends as a birthday gift too and what a great gift it... read more turned out to be. Informative, super tasty and just a fantastic way to see the peninsula!
Treat yourself for a day of beauty - eating and drinking all the local produce we never realised existed right on our doorstep.
It's worth it!
19 Mar 2021
We had an incredible day exploring the hidden gems of Cape Town with Shelley! Started off with chocolate croissants and flat white coffees in a local park, toasties and... read more green juice at a wonderful cafe, Cape Malay cuisine for lunch, garden tours and tea tastings, and an afternoon coffee and dessert at one of the best chocolate cafes in town. Don't eat before you meet up for this adventure! We loved learning about Cape Town history and culture as we ate our way through the neighborhoods of the city!
1 May 2022
We feel really lucky that our tour operator booked us for this “ food tour” with Ryan.
Ryan was so interesting and enthusiastic about the food, culture, history and... read more the people of Capetown. We tasted some really delicious street food ( samosas to die for) and some amazing artisanal beers, gins, coffees. The Malay curry for the best and so was the coffee. In the process we learned a lot about the culture, history and got a real feel for Capetown..... some hidden gems. Ryan is also socially minded, knows lots of the local people, has rapport with some of the less fortunate and has a huge heart of gold.
We learned so much about the place - a great way to start your trip to Capetown.
Ryan, thank you for an amazing day
12 Feb 2020
Cath was our guide to an amazing day of eating and walking in Cape Town. She took us to cute coffee shops, converted garages, basement wineries and garden cafes. The... read more highlight, though, was Faeeza’s Home Kitchen, a Cape Malay in-home dining experience. We had a lovely day learning about the intersection of food, culture and history in the city. Highly recommend!
1 Sep 2021
Ryan our guide was amazing and gave us a great insight into some local foods and styles of venues to eat. Thank you, definitely a highlight of our Cape town... read more visit
20 Jan 2020
We had the best tour with Ryan! We went all over and sampled everything from Koeksisters to babotie. Ryan knew so much about the history, all of the best places... read more to go, and what to order where. He was easy to talk to, seemed to have friends everywhere we went and had a kind heart for those less fortunate. When the day was coming to a close I found myself wishing we had booked another tour with him. Thanks for a great tour, Ryan! We will be back! …
1 Aug 2021
What an incredible day we shared with Pam on our culinary tour of Cape Town! Pam not only shared her incredible knowledge and love for local food, she shared... read more her love of her community and the inspiring people who live in Cape Town. A fantastic day that left our hearts and belly's full.
1 Sep 2021
We had a fantastic and unforgettable food tour with Cape Fusion Tours!!! We really got to know more about Cape Town while seeing where locals go to dine. All the... read more food we tried was delicious and each and every restaurants had its own vibe and unique settings and flavors. We are very glad we took this tour and even happier that Shelley was our guide. She’s a local and very knowledgeable about Cape Town and it’s food scene...and it seemed as if everyone...whether in restaurants or just walking around...knew her personally. We totally recommend this tour and hopefully you get Shelley as your guide 🙂
1 Oct 2021
Pam was recommended to us by a friend and booking with her was the best decision for our trip to Cape Town. First, we booked the Cape Town eats... read more
1 Nov 2021
We spent a great day in central Cape Town exploring some of the hidden gems of the city. Our guide, Ryan, was really informative and gave us the perfect balance... read more
2 Mar 2020