The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: Bo-Kaap, De Waterkant, Greenpoint and V&A Waterfront are Cape Town's leading culinary neighborhoods.







All sales are final. Non-refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.

From Bo-Kaap to the V&A Waterfront, join us as we taste our way through the cultural and culinary history of Cape Town.

  • Explore the historical food culture within Bo-kaap, De Waterkant Greenpoint, Seaside & the waterfront: a mosaic of international influence.
  • Engage with local Food Artisans and learn how they contribute to Cape Town's evolving food scene
  • Enjoy tastings from some of Cape Town's hidden culinary gems. From local Cape Malayan dishes to traditional South African Braai hot spots!
  • From the edges of Sea Point to the V&A Waterfront, become an expert on how the city is pieced together between the delicious tastings.
  • Immerse yourself in a Capetonian lifestyle! In a relaxed and safe environment, we'll show you why this city was voted BEST city in 2016!

Deliciousness Guaranteed

Photography Highly Encouraged

Transportation Not Included

Tours run daily at 11:00am

What to Expect

Cape Town Culinary Tours showcases the rich cultural history that lies within the roots of Table Mountain. Tasting your way through this strikingly unique and multicultural city, an absolute must for any Culinary Enthusiast. Set yourself up for an experience you won’t soon forget! Join us as we travel from the famous multi-coloured homes of Bo-Kaap to the lively V & A Waterfront. Upon arrival, meet our fellow foodies and let your culinary journey begin. Fully guided from end to end with ample food and drink tastings included throughout the experience. Enjoy flavors from all over the world, with uniquely South African twists, and find yourself immersed in the cultural history that has made Cape Town a global culinary hotspot.

Take advantage of our local knowledge and let us introduce you to the Cape Town you never thought you'd know!

Origin Coffee Roasting

Discover the uprising coffee culture in Cape Town and taste the richness of African Coffee beans.

La Petite Tarte

La Petite Tarte honours homemade Cape Malay curries and sweet treats. Find this little gem filled with locals and visitors alike every day of the week.


Hidden within the bricks of The Foundry, Baluga maintains it's reputation as serving some of the finest seafood within Cape Town.

Cafe Extrablatt

Taste your way through a craft beer flight while learning about the emerging craft beer scene in Cape Town.

The Butcher Man

The Butcher Man is as South African as a butchery can get. Famous for high end meats prepared to order, Butcher Man's farm to butchery system sets their products apart.

Mondiall Kitchen & Bar

Incorporating international flavours to the South African palate has secured Mondiall as a leading culinary stop. Connecting with local farmers is paramount to it's success.

Where to Meet

The tour meets in De Waterkant area. We suggest arriving approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Exact Meeting Point location and directions will be provided upon ticket purchase.

Meeting Location

Origin Coffee Roasting
Hudson Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Our experiences are held rain, shine, or wind! In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.  If we believe the weather will significantly jeopardize the quality of your experience, we will offer you plenty of notice in the event of a cancellation.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance as spots fill up quickly. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling our team directly. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Cape Town eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals. Let us show you how easy it is to fall in love with Cape Town!

Yes! While our tours are offered daily in English, we also offer tours in Afrikaans by request. Please contact our team for more details.

We do our best to accommodate your dietary and allergy needs. So long as we are given advance notice at the time you book your experience, we can arrange for alternative tastings. At this time, we are unable to accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets. You are absolutely more than welcome to join us on the tour, just keep in mind that there may be some tastings that you may have to avoid. Should you have any questions, please reach out to our operations team directly.

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