Cape Town: Essential Food and Drink Tour

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The tour our focuses on a variety of different traditions and food cultures in the Bo-Kaap and De Waterkant. Each stop is also an opportunity to learn about the history of the cultures involved.


  • Explore the De Waterkant, Greenpoint, and the Waterfront on a walking food tour
  • Enjoy tastings from some of Cape Town's hidden culinary gems.
  • Learn more about Cape Towns incredible history and architecture
  • Visit the Bo Kaap


Your culinary journey begins at Bo Kaap Deli, where a local refreshment awaits and your experienced guide introduces you to an intimate circle of fellow culinary enthusiasts. Wander amidst Bo Kaap’s vibrant, colourful houses, immersing yourself in the charm of the area. Continuing on, to the Heritage Square dating back to 1771. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful experience at the charming Zannes Fare, renowned for serving the best Bobotie in town. Pair this delectable dish with local bubbles as you savour the stories and ambiance of the area. Our next stop is Marcos African Cafe, where you’ll indulge in an African platter featuring traditional meats and vegetables, accompanied by a tasting of a ceremonial African drink. Our journey takes us further to Fireman’s Arms, one of South Africa’s oldest bars, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a tasting-size Bunny Chow and Malva pudding. Complementing these flavoursome treats, you can choose a local craft gin or beer to complete your tasting experience. This tour is family-friendly and offers accommodations for vegetarians and those preferring non-alcoholic alternatives. Don’t miss the chance to tap into our local guides’ extensive knowledge and let us introduce you to the most mouthwatering parts of Cape Town. We look forward to welcoming you to an unforgettable culinary adventure in Cape Town!


This tour play’s off from the borders of the colourful Bo-Kaap, throughout the vibrant De Waterkant. Restaurants, stops, food and drink: We currently stop at the following restaurants: 1- Bo Kaap Deli: for some local tea’s or a Coffee with Koesisters – Historical walk through the Bo Kaap 2- Marcos Africa Café: for an African platter of Ostrich medallions, Springbok stew, Samp&Beans with Chakalaka salad - African beer Umqombothi 3- Cafe Charles: Bobotie and Bubbles. Cape Malay spice and history introduction. 4- Fireman Arms: Craft Beers/Gin, paired with bunny chow & malva pudding with Ice Cream. Along with the history of the area and the Portuguese landing on our shores. All portions are tasting size but you will be comfortably full after the tour. The tour plays off in the amazing Bo Kaap & De Waterkant This tour focuses on a variety of different traditions and food cultures in Cape Town from the Bo-Kaap and De Waterkant.

Important Information

  • • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility; it includes around 2 miles of walking, spilt up between tasting locations
  • Transportation to or from the tour is not provided
  • Tours run in all weather, depending on the severity of the wind and rain
  • The guide will contact you in the case of any cancellations
  • If you have any food allergies, please contact the local partner about your allergies immediately after booking

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