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 (Fusion Tours) for an awesome day out & about in Cape Town! Apart from knowing nearly all the locals we passed during our journey, and you can... read more see she is well liked, she showed us the nooks & crannies, amazing eateries & interesting shops that I’m sure most Capetonians have never had the pleasure to experience. It was so inspiring to see how Cape Town & particularly those in the food industry have reinvented themselves and have survived & thrived during this ‘crisis’ - as Shelley aptly named it. We have been inspired to get back into the city centre & start eating out again there are so many amazing places to try!!!!
1 Dec 2021
My wife and I traveled to South Africa in March 2022 for a delayed honeymoon trip. The Cape Fusion Day Tours were the highlight of our trip! Shelley was our... read more guide for three days on the Cape Town Eats, Peninsula tour, and Wine tour. She was FANTASTIC! Very interesting with a great sense of humor. We learned an incredible amount about the country and its people. Shelley listened to what we were looking for in a tour and delivered every step of the way. We highly recommend Shelley and Cape Fusion Tours.
1 Mar 2022
This is our 9th visit to Cape Town, and the 8th time we have shared our favourite days with Pam and her fabulous private, bespoke wine tasting days. This visit... read more we went on three so I will try to condense. The reasons for using Pam are simple, he knowledge about each estate we visit is fantastic, she can arrange unique tastings which are not normally available to the public, she tailors each day to your personal taste and finally she is a lovely, fun person to spend the day with.
Our 1st day took us to my husbands favourites Hartenberg, fab tasting in their private cellar and Beyerskloof, met with the Wine Maker, always a special touch. Pam always books fantastic places for lunch, for these 3 days we went to The Vine, Jewel (met the lovely chef who showed us round) and The Long Table. All perfect. After lunch we hit Bartinney for more wine and an excellent Gin tasting, just for me.
2and day we had a very personal MCC tasting with Nick, the owner of Morena. Limited bottles made of this excellent MCC, from his own house, with amazing views. Wonderful. Then onto Paserene and Avondale. All the tastings were completely different experience .
3rd day we went to Raats, again, Pam did her magic as they do limited tastings. Their wine is amazing and has just being excepted by Emirates airlines for their flights, what an achievement. Then onto Kleonood, simply magical, sat on the lawn of their garden, mountains in the back, truly memorable. Quick stop at Spier and finishing at Starke Conde. Cannot recommend Cape Fusion enough. We will be back next year.
18 Feb 2020
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
My husband and I spent the day with Ryan on an incredible tour of Cape Town. While the tour featured the various foods of the city, it also provided... read more valuable information on the history and culture of the region. Ryan was friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate and was well known to everyone along the tour route. We sampled coffee, pastries,Cape-Malay specialties, biltong, chocolate, and enjoyed local South African cuisine at the train station. An excellent way to spend a day!
17 Jan 2020
Great to see the city by foot and experience so much good food. Good history lesson from our guide 👍
1 Dec 2021
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
I was looking for an authentic look at street food in Cape Town during a trip my three friends and I have planned. We heard awesome things from some friends... read more who took this tour about a year ago, so I reached out to the Cape Fusion day tours team to learn more about the tour and book a private tour for our group.
Chongo was so helpful and patient in answering my many questions, and assisting when I had issues with the online payment tool (I was getting some push-back from my bank).
Although we've not yet taken the tour I wanted to jump on and highly recommend the team at Cape Fusion. They made us feel well-cared for throughout the planning process and as someone traveling from across the world it b=put my mind at ease!
I'm planning on providing another review after we take the tour.
21 Feb 2020
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
We had a private wine tour with Ryan Alexander, he was wonderful! He took our preferences into account and provided recommendations of places and wines, as well as took our... read more list of places we wanted to see. He was incredibly knowledgeable. Would like to do his food tour on our next visit!
1 Nov 2021
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
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
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
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
The City Eats tour by Cape Fusion Tours was the best part of our trip to Cape Town. Our guide, Ryan, was the perfect person to walk us through a... read more fascinating and tasty day in Cape Town. Ryan filled us in on all of the interesting details at each stop. He clearly has a passion for Cape Town’s offerings and his warmth and kindness made for a perfect time together. The unexpected bonus was finding unique and fairly priced gifts made by South African artists and craftsman along the way. Saying good bye to Ryan was like saying good bye to a good friend. Don’t miss this excellent tour!
1 May 2022
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 always seek out a food tour wherever we are in the world and this was definitely a good one. Cath, our lovely guide was very friendly and knowledgeable... read more about the area, the history and the food we ate. Adapting to places that were closed due to us inadvertantly choosing a public holiday to have our tour on(!). Cath took us to some stunning places to eat amazing food. We were taken to off the beaten track, sometimes quirky, sometimes unusual but always interesting places. We felt very safe walking some of the quieter streets as Cath engaged with the locals and appeared to be fairly well known in the area. A really lovely way to spend the day enjoying and learning about the food and culture. As advised we came hungry (no breakfast at all as our tour started at 08:30) and left so full around mid afternoon. It's a walking tour of 6+ hours but this is not arduous, it's a slow saunter with lots of stops to sit and eat (the advice of sunscreen and hats was good and as you're walking on streets/pavements then sandals are enough if you've not brought trainers) We had a cab to get us there so Cath conveniently walked us back in the direction of our hotel which made for a quick and easy return for us at the end of our tour. Food sampled on our tour (but I understand each tour varies depending on what's open and what you like to eat): pastries, coffee, chocolates, cake, toasties, biltong, rooibos, cheesecake, Portuguese tart, Faeeza's delicious samosas and bhajis, ribs & beer, even a wine tasting. Easy booking (direct by email) and great communication throughout for booking/payment/confirmation/reminder (thank you Chongo and Pamela!). We used their secure online payment method a few days before but there is the option to pay cash on the day too. Overall: highly recommended and whilst not the cheapest your available, DEFINITELY great value for money (and if you book, can we come too please?!)
1 Mar 2022
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
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
1 Jul 2021
Thank you Shelley (Fusion Tours) for an awesome day out & about in Cape Town! Apart from knowing nearly all the locals we passed during our journey, and you can... read more
1 Dec 2021