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Cape Town Culinary Tours

The Taste of Africa Tour

A Culinary Expedition in Cape Town!

Immerse yourself in the Taste of Africa Tour, a culinary voyage through Cape Town’s historic heart. With Cape Town Culinary Tours, explore the rich tapestry of South Africa’s gastronomy, influenced by neighboring nations and agriculture. Kick off at the Meeting Point restaurant, then indulge in aromatic beef stew and vegetable curry on bustling Long Street. Be charmed by Madam Taitou’s ambiance and the historic tales of Green Market Square. Conclude with a secret dessert treat and a curated wine experience at Openwine. Designed for teens, adults, and vegetarians, this tour is a bite-sized adventure of Cape Town’s culinary wonders. 

 

Join us for a taste of Africa’s essence!

Quick Facts

What Our Customers Say About Us

261 reviews on tripadvisor
  • star rating  This was our first time doing a food tour and I must say we loved every minute. The tour started at at Origins coffee roasting shop, I learned so much about coffee and got to taste fresh coffee beans and had a delicious Pasteis de Nata.
    Our second stop was at the cutest African restaurant called Cafe Charles where we had bobotie with rice and some tasty bubbly, it was so delicious. Our tour guide Justin gave us an amazing download on the history of Capetown. Our third stop was at an Irish pub called The Fireman’s Arms we had a flight of beer and a nice meal there. Again everything was delicious and Justin provided more history on the Cape. Our last stop was at this place called Misfits By The Ideas where we tasted a flight of Inverroche gin and had a delicious variety of ice creams to top off the day. Before we parted ways Justin gave everyone a seasoning pack and recipe for bobotie. Not sure when I’ll be brave enough to try cooking it, but it was definitely a nice and thoughtful add to the trip.
    If you are debating about booking, don’t hesitate, just book it, you won’t be disappointed. Justin and his team will make your day!

    avatar thumb kreneebw
    February 4, 2023
  • star rating  So much fun! - We are in agreement with all the other reviews .Justin is AWESOME!!! It was just us with him and he made us feel like I stand friends! We had so much fun and had an awesome afternoon learning some Capetown and SA history while learning about the food and wine of this amazing country. Take the half day to spend with Justin.you won’t regret it!

    Also the communication with Elsje was very friendly and welcoming.

    sunnyarbormom
    December 18, 2022
  • star rating  Great Experience - Awesome morning out doing a coffee tour, highly recommend any of the tours for some great knowledge and history of all things Cape Town and African. thanks Justin

    T3115EUsteveh
    July 25, 2022
  • star rating  Phenomenal tour - One of our favorite parts of our 3 week trip to Cape Town. Highly recommend this tour early in your trip to acquaint yourself with local history and culture. Ask for Justin, who was a fount of knowledge and an in incredible guide. He caters to your personal preferences and his love of SA shows in his attention to detail.

    cbaumgart34
    April 21, 2022
  • star rating  Perhaps the best way to get to know Cape Town! - Wow! This operation rocks. They have something for everybody. From coffee, to bobotie, to koesisters, to wine. Oh, and there's a good dose of culture and history thrown in too. Justin has been our guide twice and he is a wealth of great information. Do yourself a favor and take this amazing tour.

    andrewrice
    January 29, 2023
  • star rating  Delicious food with incredibly hospitable guide - We had a great time on this tour! The food and drinks were great and our guide Justin was incredibly informative about Cape Town's history and culture. There were two native South Africans on the tour with us which was a pleasant surprise. We loved the stop where we tasted Bobotie served with the MCC sparkling wine the most.

    After the tour, Justin personally walked us to the bar where we were looking to have a post food tour cocktail at Cape Town's oldest gay bar. We were very happy with this food tour experience. Would highly recommend!

    Casey S
    September 20, 2022
  • star rating  Great experience and tour.
    We had a fantastic day, highly recommended. Alongside the food and drink that we fully enjoyed, the tour around the neighbourhood and the history that Justin shared with us made this a memorable occasion and one of the highlights of our holiday. Justin was a great guide and nothing was too much trouble. We booked this tour through Trailfinders and we will also share our recommendation with them. Thanks Justin!

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    February 17, 2023
  • star rating  A great taste of Cape Town - First off Elsje was amazing since we had to rebook this tour 3 times due to the pandemic. Very flexible and accommodating, which was really appreciated. The tour was great. Not just the food and drink but an overall informative experience learning about Cape Town. Our guide Justin was on point with everything. I am not even a coffee drinker but enjoyed the coffee at Origins. My wife and I learned so much about coffee including how it is made decaffeinated. The food at Cafe Charles was very good, especially the Bobotie, which we look forward to making ourselves with the spice kit we were given when we get home. The pairing with the sparkling Sauvignon Blanc was perfect. The next stop was fun, casual, sports bar vibe - The Fireman's Arms. Here we enjoyed 3 different types of beer and the food of choice for us was the Cornish inspired puff pie. Good sports talk with Justin here. The last stop was at the Misfits the by Ideas Cartel for a gin tasting. My wife isn't a gin drinker but did like the varieties that didn't have the "piney" taste. The most unique part of this was that each gin was paired with a homemade ice cream. All the ice creams were good, but the basil ice cream is a must. Justin then took us to a Biltong shop where sampled and purchased some Biltong before ending our day. Excellent way to learn some about Cape Town and experience a variety of their food culture.

    Matthew G
    August 3, 2022
  • star rating  Cape Town food tour - Justin was an excellent guide!
    Nice variety of food and drink -restaurants/pubs/coffee shop.
    Offered great exposure and reference for future reservations.

    BJCov
    September 28, 2022
  • star rating  Justin,our guide, was excellent.

    If there was an app that covered everything in CT (geographical,political,edible,educational,drinkable,geopolitical,ecological,environmental sports,cultural) it should be called “Just Ask Justin” as he knows just about everything.

    We had a great tour of parts of CT that we had not seen previously despite many visits. Excellent F&B and things that we had not tried before.

    Thoroughly recommend.

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    February 8, 2023

What to Expect

Experience the vibrant flavours of African cuisine as we take you on a culinary adventure through the historical city centre of Cape Town. At Cape Town Culinary Tours, we pride ourselves on showcasing the rich cultural connections between South Africa and its neighbouring countries. Agriculture has played a pivotal role in shaping our diverse culinary landscape, and we invite you to celebrate these traditions with our authentic African dishes with us.

Your journey begins at the aptly named Meeting Point restaurant, where you’ll rendezvous with fellow food enthusiasts and our knowledgeable tour guide. We kick off the day with a refreshing local beer or a glass of wine, setting the tone for an exceptional culinary adventure. Indulge in a traditional meal featuring tantalizing beef stew and vegetable curry—delicately infused with aromatic, sweet Asian flavours. Complementing these delectable dishes are African staples like maize meal pap, adding authenticity to your culinary experience.

As we wander down the vibrant Long Street, aptly named for its seemingly endless stretch, we make a stop at Madam Taitou. Be enticed by the fragrant spices that welcome you at the door, and step into an African-inspired interior that will captivate your senses.

No journey through Cape Town is complete without a visit to the historically significant Green Market Square. Meander through an enchanting array of souvenir shops and spaza stores where a treasure trove of trinkets, tales, and timeless history await.

Prepare your taste buds for a delightful surprise as we venture to The Secret Gin Bar to enjoy a local craft gin tasting complemented with some sweet and savoury local treats — a tantalizing cherry atop your gastronomic quest. And what better way to conclude this extraordinary experience than by sampling some of South Africa’s finest boutique-style wines? We invite you to Openwine on Wale Street, where you’ll discover rare and unique wines that not commonly found in local liquor stores.

The Taste of Africa Tour is suitable for young teens, adults, and vegetarians, ensuring an inclusive and unforgettable experience for all. We eagerly await the opportunity to host you on this extraordinary culinary journey through Cape Town.

Embrace an unparalleled African culinary adventure in Cape Town. Reserve your seat at the table now!

FAQ

Our experiences are held rain or shine. 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 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. As 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 vegan 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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