Join us on a Cape Town Food Tour that explores a favourite local Cape Town neighbourhood – Sea Point.
We explore some of our local traditional foods as well as a few of the artisan offerings of the Sea Point on our Sea Point Eats Tour.
The Sea Point residential area dates back to the 1800’s. Sea Point was greatly influenced by Victorian England where seaside bathing became popular in 1800. The area was established as a seaside vacation resort in 1880 with a number of bathing, seaside pools and tidal pools popping up around the suburb. In its heyday it was one of the smartest neighbourhoods – it became it was where my granny went for dinner dances! It was also always the heart and home of Cape Town’s Jewish community.
During the late 80’s many people left South Africa – many South Africans were afraid that civil war was coming to South Africa -others had had enough of living in such an oppressive society and fled in search of more egalitarian countries where they could raise their kids in a free society. The exit led to the properties in Sea Point (and the city) becoming run down and grungy. Rents were low.
In order to “win” back the neighbourhood – businesses in the community have teamed up with the city to form a city improvement district (CID). This has led to a revival and investment has poured back into the “hood”. As such there is a wonderful combo of small artisan incomers with quirky dining offers – new smart hotels – shopping centres – grit of the older buildings with the older tenants that range from Asian eateries to Nigerian pool halls – with some Kosher options in between!
The regeneration and rejuvenation of this area makes it a really fun region to explore traditional local flavours, to reflect on our immigrant populations and their cuisine and to explore some of the local foodie artisan offerings on offer! It is one of the most vibrant areas in Cape Town and many of our new restaurant offerings have been happening down there.
Below is a mix of some of the spots we may pop in to on the tour. Each tour changes slightly depending on what has opened and shut, the favourite spots of the guides, the guests interests and dietary requirements………………….
Stroll through Seapoint and stop to nibble, chat, explore and shop!
We stop for a biltong tasting at a sustainable meat butcher shop.
Never fear vegetarians if If you slant more towards vegetarian as a group – we will pop in for a delicious raw food chocolate snack instead!
Authentic Durban Indian mini bunny chows! Durban is famous for its spicy curry.
Naturally you are at the seaside – so fish needs to be a part of the foods you taste! In Cape Town some of our traditional fish dishes are – smoked snoek, smoked snoek pate and pickled fish. We stop to try these dishes as well as their biltong made from tuna!
By now we may need a walk around the block to digest!! Lets head down towards the sea and pass one of the local synagogues to digest!
Next we stop to at a local food market where we have many options to try such as locally sourced oysters & mussels from our West Coast area (1.5 hours away) or a kick ass Nasi Goreng from a winner of Aussie Master Chef!
Note options will change based on new places opening and others closing, as well as clients dietary requirements!
Duration: 11am to 4 pm
Private Tours: Monday to Friday.
Cost: The price of our private tour is dependent on the number of people on the tour. Please contact us to check our availability and the price of the tour.
Information we require:
- Names of all those joining us for the tour
- Where you are staying in Cape Town
- A contact number
- Dietary requirements.
We look forward to offering you a taste of one of our favourite foodie neighbourhoods in Cape Town!!!