Walking Food Adventure of Cape Town

Summary

Explore and experience Cape Town, South Africa's culinary capital, on a walking food tour packed with local flavour and cultural heritage.

This unique tour takes you through some of the most historic parts of the city, while sampling the locals’ favourites along the way. You’ll be able to soak up the city’s diverse vibe as you visit 7 – 8 iconic and hidden food institutions to try some tasty treats and authentic flavours. We’ll meet at a centrally located coffee shop in buzzing Kloof Street at 10:00 AM and walk, talk and eat our way through the city from there.

The tour lasts approximately 5 hours and the total walking distance is 3km. While the walking is not strenuous, you may spend a significant portion of the tour on your feet.

PS come hungry!

We believe food is the universal language that connects people and at Eat Like A Local, we are your ambassador to all things connected to Cape Town food.

Explore and experience Cape Town, South Africa’s culinary capital, on a walking food tour packed with local flavour and cultural heritage.

  • The Cape Town City Bowl is compact and stretches from the modern foreshore business district to historic quarters closer to Table Mountain.
  • The City Bowl is home to the largest concentration of award-winning restaurants in South Africa and packed with local and global flavours.
  • This walking food tour is a foodies delight, where you will experience up to 8 food and drink establishments in 4.5 hours.
  • Obtain a unique perspective by exploring Cape Town on foot. A great way for first-time visitors to orientate themselves in the city.
  • Admire the city’s architectural styles and influences and learn interesting historical facts.
  • Avoid the tourist traps and get to experience Cape Town with a local guide, and of course, Eat Like a Local!

Highlights of the Trip

What to expect

  • Meet your guide, receive a brief orientation before we setting off
  • Cape Town is bustling with new vegan eateries. Get introduced to plant-based foods, taste some interesting snacks and enjoy revitalising juice shots
  • Visit one of the oldest spice shops in Cape Town and sample unique local delights
  • Experience the cultural heritage and Malay influences of the Bo-Kaap and grab the opportunity to take pictures of the renowned colourful houses in this vibrant neighbourhood
  • Taste locally produced craft gin, including interesting infusions of ‘fynbos’ from the Cape floral kingdom
  • Experience the flavours of South African heritage cuisine, paired with local wine
  • Sample modern African cuisine in a cutting-edge gallery

 

What's Included

All food and alcoholic beverage tastings, water and soft drinks. Guided tour through the city.

What's Not Included

Transport to and from your hotel, tip and gratuities

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ActivityReviews

  1. Martin Janse van Rensburg

    Saturday 1st June, 2019
    Any tourists dream. This experience is a must for anyone that is interested in an authentic Cape Town food experience. The host, Rupesh, is extremely knowledgeable and great fun. Be sure to book this!

  2. Peta Frysh

    Saturday 1st June, 2019
    This was a superb food tour! Rupesh guided us through a fascinating day, full of laughter, delicious small bites from restaurants and food vendors, all the while sneaking in a comprehensive introduction to Cape Town and it’s history. I consider Cape Town my second home, and simply can’t believe I had never sampled the delights of a Koesister, a sweet and aromatic doughnut type confection, related, but far more exotic than the better-known koeksister. We visited a building which I have seen many times, but had no idea was built as a mansion by a wealthy slave trader, nor that housed within its courtyard is the oldest grape vine on the continent, which continues to flourish. We ate an ‘off the menu’ Malay curry out of bone china teacups at the smallest coffee shop in Cape Town and learned from the chef how locals use our native fynbos herbs as aromatics and flavour enhancers, another thing I’ve never done. We followed Rupesh through the picturesque little streets of the Bo Kaap, where he made sure we got the best photo ops, into a visually stunning contemporary art gallery where we ate some more. Later he took us onto a rooftop somewhere near Bree Street with the best view of the city and made a stop at the celebrated Jason Bakery for pastéis de nata, something I had never ordered there, but have already returned for. I will take this tour again, it’s a wonderful way to get a feel for the city. Rupesh is an extremely engaging guide, from the moment you meet him you feel looked after, and ready to follow and learn, and of course to eat very, very well.

  3. Susan

    Saturday 1st June, 2019
    Highly recommended and definitely a highlight of our trip back home. We were a mixture of young and old, locals and old Capetonians and it was a great experience for all. Loved it!

  4. Calvin Getz

    Saturday 1st June, 2019
    Wow! Words cannot express how amazing an experience this food tour is, Eat like a Local, is a fun and interactive experience that flies by, it's fun for locals, travellers or foodies alike. Filled with tons of tasty bits of information as well as delicious food! You can see how handcrafted the tour is with the relationships built between all the restaurants and establishments alongside Eat like a Local, the care and consideration between each tasting and experiencing all areas of Cape Town. It's really a wonderful experience, and will highly recommend it to anyone! What are you waiting for? Book it!