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Cape Town Essentials Food and Drink Tour

Cape Town is one of the richest culinary cities in the world, with its food rooted deeply from its cultural history and inspired by the majestic Table Mountain. The city boasts numerous fine dining restaurants, street food eateries and festivals that showcase a range of old and new, as well as local and international cuisine.

Join us on our Cape Town Essentials Food and Drink Tour as we take you on a unique mouth-watering journey and introduce you to the Cape Town you never thought you’d know!


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About this activity

  • Free Cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

  • Duration: 4 hours

Starting time: 11:00 AM

  • Live tour guide


  • Starting location

Origin Coffee Roasting in De Waterkant

The original experience


  • Immerse yourself in a Capetonian lifestyle and history
  • Enjoy tastings from some of Cape Town’s hidden culinary gems
  • Engage and learn from local food artisans

Full description

With its rich history making it a global culinary hotspot, exploring the multicultural city of Cape Town is an absolute must for any culinary enthusiast.

Our journey starts at Origin Coffee Roasting in De Waterkant where you will meet our fellow foodies for your culinary walk towards our first stop. De Waterkant is a chic area, located underneath Signal Hill, with leafy streets lined with brightly coloured houses, and surrounded by a variety of craft coffee bars and stylish gift shops.

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From there, we will head towards the outskirts to the famous multi-coloured homes of Bo-Kaap, known as the Malay Quarter, where you will learn about pre-colonial culinary traditions and enjoy a taste of traditional Cape Malayan dishes.

Next, enjoy your first of three alcohol tastings, paired with two unique food tastings. You will then be escorted to a local German cafe, where you’ll sample craft beers and talk about the German influences in Cape Town.

You will then be introduced to two very traditional South African dishes, Biltong and Boerewors.

At our last stop, the V&A Waterfront, where we end off the tour, you will be treated to a wine and cheese tasting, or a Fynbos sprit with Malva pudding and brandy to round off the tour.

Make sure to prepare yourself for an experience you won’t soon forget!


  • 4 food and 3 drink stops along the way. All tastings are included in the price.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transport to the starting point or from the ending point

COVID-19 Special Information

  • Guests will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Guests are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guests are required to record track & trace information
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What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen / Hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Not suitable for guests who require walking assistance
  • Guests are advised to be punctual
  • Tour operates rain or shine


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