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
We did a walking, food tasting tour through Cape Town with Shelley and it was absolutely brilliant! This was the best introduction to the city, the food/drink, the locals, the... read more architecture, the history, we could have ever hoped for. We went from croissants, egg dishes and coffees to falafel, curry, local dishes, desserts, beer, wine and whiskey! All along the way we walked and talked about each section of the city, the history of the country and the people that give it its character. We truly appreciated Shelley’s knowledge and support of what the local people have created, especially with covid and how it’s hurt the hospitality industry. She knew everyone by name, and offered great insight into all things “Cape Town”! Loved this tour, highly recommend it!
1 Nov 2021
I received this day trip out as a birthday gift, which I then gave to 2 of my friends as a birthday... read more
19 Mar 2021
Pam, the owner, was a knowledgeable and personable host. As mentioned on the web site, this is not a tour of Michelin starred establishments, this is a look at how... read more Cape Town natives eat. From coffee culture (we drank a lot of coffee), to the Cape Malay community to Bunny Chow,
1 Jun 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 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 absolutely loved our Food tour with Shelley! We were able to try so many different local foods during our day, I ended the tour with a full stomach.... read more I loved the variety of foods we were able to try and I loved the Shelley highlighted some new places that opened up during the pandemic. Shelley was so fun to be around and has such a wealth of knowledge and you can tell she truly loves what she does and really connects with the local community in Cape Town. I think my favorite food I tried was the cape Malay food from Bo Kaap. Shelley was also great with getting some great pictures of me and my husband and I during the tour which we appreciated. I felt like we really got a well rounded tour with modern day information and a good history lesson as well along with some incredible food!
1 Nov 2021
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
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
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! …
1 Mar 2021
This was highly recommended by YPO and we loved it! It was our first tour in Africa and Katherine took us to countless local spots which all had absolutely amazing... read more food. My husband and I are picky- pescatarians and hate onions and we did not have any problems with the food. You park and basically walk around the city so wear comfortable shoes. Must do!
17 Feb 2020
We had a completely amazing day in Cape Town with Ryan Lawrence (capefusiontours) - who first took us to the top of Table Mountain - fortunately with a perfect clear... read more sunny day from the beginning - then on a “foodie tour” - starting on Kloof Street at Tamboers Winkle for flat whites and box croissants- onward to Our Local to split some yummy brunch plates (vegan shakshuka, smoky bean toastie and a piece of fresh homemade ginger carrot cake) & a kombucha - before a quick stop at the Kloo Ker biltong shop (to pick up some bacon and beer strip jerky) and a takeaway cinnamon crisp from Oswald’s bakery next door (Oswalds Bakery) - before heading to the Conscious Kitchen for a vegan spinach waffle, a cup of Fynbos rooibos geranium tea at the Heritage Shop In the Company’s Garden, Cape Malay samosas, chili bites and sambaal at Faeeza’s, a quick stop for a bite of fried apricot treats (sugar mebos) at the Atlas spice / trading company, before finishing up with some truffles and drinking chocolate at Honest and a personal tour and pour over coffee at Truth. Wow - what a day! How will we ever make room for dinner? Just a starter and dessert (tuna tartare & a strawberry pavlova with lime curd at Black Sheep) 😉
1 Sep 2021
These private tours are tailored to your interests. We used them for three full days. On our first day Shelly picked us up at 8:00 am at our hotel... read more and took us to experience the famous Table Mountain. We then went on her "Eats Tour". As Shelly formerly owned and ran her own Cape Town restaurant she knows the food scene very well. We spent a pleasant full day tasting the cuisines that Cape Town offers and hearing from Shelly the history of the city. On the second day Shelly picked us up at 8:00 am and gave us a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula and Kirstenbosch. The scenery was spectacular including the Atlantic Seaboard, Ou Kaapse Weg Scenic Drive, Kalk Bay, Simon's Town, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and a mainland penguin colony. On the third day, Shelly picked us up at 9:00 and drove us through the Cape Winelands region where we toured wineries, large beautiful gardens, shops, and an amazing lunch at the beautiful Delaire Graff Estate. At the end of the day she drove us to our Franschhoek hotel. Shelly is a great guide, a great driver, and plenty of fun. I highly recommend you request her as your guide.
1 May 2022
Not to be missed while in Cape Town - What a wonderful way to learn about a city, everything was so much fun, delicious and interesting. We are still talking about the food. Did not expect Cape... read more town to be such a food mecca. Cath was so much fun to spend the day with and I think she knows everyone in the city and so well liked. 100% recommend booking this activity for one of your first days to get the lay of the land then can go back for more.
18 Sep 2022
Great to see the city by foot and experience so much good food. Good history lesson from our guide 👍
1 Dec 2021
We were spending 3 days in Cape Town prior to going to Botswana, and wanted something a bit different as it was our second time there. We booked the Peninsula... read more tour and had an absolutely fabulous day! It was great to be able to personalize the trip as we were with our non-seafood eating 16 year old, and we really wanted to revisit the Boulders Beach penguins (We did and this visit was better than the first!) Pamela shared her love for Cape Town and South Africa, along with lots of history, personal stories, wonderful food and drink - plus the stories of lots of the vendors as well. Our trip had so many changes due to covid (it was originally a 2020 trip with 3 days in London), and we almost cancelled when South Africa imposed more restrictions right before we left. Pamela kept us posted on how things were - knowing she was there was like having a friend we just hadn't met yet! Once the 10 hour day was done, our only wish was that we had also booked the cape town tour. Have to do that next time!
1 Jul 2021
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
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.
19 May 2021
We discovered Cape Fusion Tours over 10 years ago and have had the pleasure of spending upto 6 days of wine and food tours on every visit. Pam provides simply... read more the best bespoke tours we have ever had, and we are well travelled. Her knowledge regarding food, wine and history is second to none. She arranges wonderful wine tastings and lunches at the hardest places to get into. This time we had 6 tours. Sadly my husband fell ill on the morning of our first tour. Within 2 hours, Pam had rearranged the whole day for me on my own. two fabulous MCC tastings at 2 top wineries, lunch at Tokara then time exploring Stellenbosch. Wonderful girls day out. The second tour Pam concentrated on my husband's favourites, Hartenberg, plus new favourites, Simonseg. Lunch at Delaire Graff, always a treat. The following tours we took in some of the finest wineries, all private with amazing lunches, stops for coffee walking around amazing gardens like Dylan Lewis sculpture garden outside Stellenbosch and the beautiful estate of Vergelgen, in Somerset West. Oysters up the West Coast, just wonderful. Favorite wineries included De Trafford, Klienwood Waterkloof. Lunch included Jordan, Idiom, Waterford. The highlight was a surprise birthday tour around the Peninsula, meeting local people who have a passion for their own craft products, including a gin tasting, beer tasting, fabulous goats cheese tasting in the producers our home, meeting a wonder lady called Sophia who started work on project to grow and sell organic fruit and vegetable as part of a local collective. A passionate lady, she works amazingly hard. From a very under privileged start she is a true inspiration. All these things would not be available from your run of the mill tours. Our days with Pam continue to be our favourite time in Cape Town. See ya next year.
1 Feb 2022
The Best Way to Enjoy South Africa's Cape...Leave the driving and itinerary to them. - These private tours are tailored to your interests. We used them for three full days. On our first day Shelly picked us up at 8:00 am at our hotel... read more and took us to experience the famous Table Mountain. We then went on her "Eats Tour". As Shelly formerly owned and ran her own Cape Town restaurant she knows the food scene very well. We spent a pleasant full day tasting the cuisines that Cape Town offers and hearing from Shelly the history of the city. On the second day Shelly picked us up at 8:00 am and gave us a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula and Kirstenbosch. The scenery was spectacular including the Atlantic Seaboard, Ou Kaapse Weg Scenic Drive, Kalk Bay, Simon's Town, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and a mainland penguin colony. On the third day, Shelly picked us up at 9:00 and drove us through the Cape Winelands region where we toured wineries, large beautiful gardens, shops, and an amazing lunch at the beautiful Delaire Graff Estate. At the end of the day she drove us to our Franschhoek hotel. Shelly is a great guide, a great driver, and plenty of fun. I highly recommend you request her as your guide.
10 Jun 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
1 May 2022
We did a walking, food tasting tour through Cape Town with Shelley and it was absolutely brilliant! This was the best introduction to the city, the food/drink, the locals, the... read more
1 Nov 2021