Cape Town Eats City Walking Tour

Cape Town Eats City Walking Tour


The Cape Town Eats City Walking Tour is a Food Tour of the Cape Town City area.

Cape Fusion Tours were the first tour operator to start offering a foodie tour of Cape Town City.   On our tour we  climb under the skin of the city so that by the end of the day you understand and feel the pulse of our 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 slowly 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.  Our tour is the story of the evolution of the city from past to the present reality.  

Our tour is NOT a fine dining tour – it is a REAL food tour.   Most visiting foodies will book for our wonderful fine dining restaurants.   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.

Below are pictures of some of the sides of the city that we explore as we walk – note that every tour changes as the city changes.   Our tour reflects the current pulse of the city and the changes due to the COVID pandemic.   Places open, others close.  We reflect on the positive outcomes, the creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Capetonians!  The tour options will also shift as we determine whether you are into history, sweet things, coffee, shopping, creativity etc……..  Note that we will often not make it to all of places show below.   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.

Due to the tour being offered only as a PRIVATE TOUR – we have a limited number of tours that run over peak periods.   As such it is important to book WELL in advance as we rarely have last minute availability.


Our tour explores both the contemporary food trends and changes in the city as well as our traditional cultural offerings
bo-kaap good photo of Ciapinni street
The Bo-Kaap is one of the most beautiful areas of the city.   It is also the heart of our Cape Malay Community – and as such we stop to explore and taste some of the local favourite dishes.
wardia samosas
Sampling freshly cooked samosas must be one of the most delicious things to try in Cape Town.   Wardia gets up at 3am to make her own pastry.
MonkeyBiz Buddah
During the day we stop to shop and explore our local beading and African offerings.
South African’s love milk tarts.  If you visit a home for tea on a Sunday – you will usually find it served with Milk Tarts.   Both the Afrikaans and Cape Malay community claim the milk tart as their traditional dish!
Spices are an integral part of the Cape Story. We started life as a refreshment station for ships transporting spices back from the East the West
The House of Machines are famous for their barrel aged Old Fashioned Cocktails. Barman Brian adds a sense of ceremony to making the cocktail. If this tickles your fancy we will see if he is working when we go past and then pop in for a quick cocktail!
Stop to taste freshly made sourdough bread from a small artisan bakery
Bobotie is a traditional dish that is passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. On weekdays we have the opportunity to taste an amazing version of this dish!
If you still have space we can stop of NY bagel for the best bagels and Cheese Cakes in Cape Town & we can hopefully get to chat to the legendary Chef Judith who has been cooking for them for 27 years!!

Tour Duration:  08h30 to approx 15h30 (on a Saturday as we include a visit to one of our food markets)



  • 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 and cannot accommodate coeliacs ! As such – we cannot accept bookings from vegans for this tour.

Costs:  Please email us as the cost depends how many people you are and where you are staying.  As it is a private tour – the cost decrease dependent on the number of people you are in your group.


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.


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