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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour provided by Cape Town Culinary Tours

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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

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You'll start at
Origin Coffee Roasting
28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South AfricaSituated on Hudson Street close to the Cape Quarter shopping center. Origin Coffee Roasting is in a very old, beautiful building. Cape Town has paid street parking available. We do recommend making use of Uber or Hotel provided services. We do not finish the tour were we start from. 
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    Cape Town Culinary Tours
    Stop: 4 hours -
    Guests are to meet the guide at the meeting point confirmed upon booking your tickets. We will be walking between 5-6 different restaurants which each tour covers around 2.5 - 3.5 kilometers of walking where we will be sampling different local food and drink. Included into the tour are our city history, food culture, local vendors, full-time tour guide and much more secrets hidden within each different area. We look forward to hosting you soon.
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    Pass by De Waterkant
    Pass by Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Pass by Green Point
    Pass by Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium)
You'll end at
V&A Waterfront
19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001, South AfricaThe tour ends in the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Cape Town has paid street parking available. We do recommend making use of Uber or Hotel provided services. We do not finish the tour were we start from. 
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Departure Point
Origin Coffee Roasting, 28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Duration
4h
Return Details
V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Inclusions
  • Local, professional guide.
  • 5-6 Food tastings.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alternative beverages provided for those who do not consume alcohol.
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • History
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from tour.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Allergies or dietary requirements bookings please note: This tour is base on our local food and dishes from Cape Town, if you cancel out Red Meat, Cheese or alcohol is does change the story and experience. If you do not eat meat there is a spot on this tour that is a butchery, you will unfortunately miss out on this tasting.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dress code is comfortable, including comfortable walking shoes.
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 3 KMs.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • We CAN accommodate seafood, shellfish, pork and poultry allergies/food restrictions.
  • We CANNOT accommodate gluten free, wheat free, vegan, nut, dairy, halal or kosher allergies/food restrictions.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, they are however exchangeable/transferable with a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to tour commencing.
  • Tour runs in slight rain but depending on how extreme, please not the guide will contact you.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Cape Town has paid street parking available. We do recommend making use of Uber or Hotel provided services. We do not finish the tour were we start from. 
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please make a note on you booking if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, our guides book the food in advance to avoid missing out on any of dishes.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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nnommad wrote a review May 2020
Georgia10 contributions14 helpful votes
Elsje was a fabulous host on the tour we took in August 2019. It was our first day in Africa, and the culinary tour was a fantastic way to become acquainted with Cape Town. The food & drink were wonderful. Everyone on the tour enjoyed themselves.
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mjl192018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Camberley, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
I love my food, and I love walking round cities and this tour combined both (with some drinks thown in as well). Our guide was Justin, and he was very friendly and knowledgable about his city and also the places we visited. We stopped at 6 very different places, covering coffee
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CTCTours, Owner at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded 11 Apr 2020
Good day from cloudy Cape Town I trust that you are well and healthy under the circumstances we all find ourselves in. A big thank you thank you, for taking the time during your visit to Cape Town to join us on our Essentials food tour with Justin. Thank you for your kind words and review! It means the world to us as we grow. We are so glad you had a good time with Justin, his knowledge is incredible. We hope to host you again in the near healthy future. We wish you and your family health at this time and wish you many more amazing food tours to come. Best regards, Elsje
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Foodie1000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kent, United Kingdom3 contributions
Fantastic tour combining the history of Cape Town with how the different foods have been introduced and developed in the CIty. We learnt a lot about the city and the food and tasted so many yummy foods and drinks. We did a private tour as we had a toddler and a baby - our guide
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CTCTours, Owner at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Good afternoon from sunny Cape Town (we know exactly from who this review is from but won't mention your names) Firstly, thank you so much for this wonderful review and your kind words, this means the world to us as we grow and improve our tours. I am so glad you have enjoyed your time with Justin, your guide he is wonderful and also great with kids on tours. We are so happy you enjoyed the food, they are definitely some of our favorite dishes in South Africa. We wish you and your family many more amazing food tours to come and good health to follow. Best regards, CTCT team
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Dawn wrote a review Mar 2020
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I took a solo tour with Cape Culinary Tours and it was excellent. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and, to make matters worse, I was on crutches due to a knee injury. I have to say my guide Justin was superb. Knowledgeable , interesting and professional without being
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CTCTours, Owner at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Hello hello, Dawn :) We trust that you are well and healthy at this time. It was such a pleasure to host you on our Essentials food tour! We were so glad you joined us even with crutches, we feel one should definitely not miss out. I am so glad you had a good time with Justin, he also said he enjoyed the solo tour with you just as much. Thank you for your kind words and review, thank you for making us part of your visit to Cape Town. We do hope to host you again in the near future. All the best with your recovery, and may you be enjoying many more walking food tours very soon. Our best regards, Elsje
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Nadine wrote a review Mar 2020
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Walking and eating are just my thing but to have done it through streets steeped in history whilst being guided by a knowledgeable guide was perfect. Highly recommend this tour, worth every penny!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CTCTours, Tour Guide at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Good day, Nadine We trust that you are doing well under the current situation globally. A BIG thank you for joining us on the Essentials food tour and thank you so much for your kind words along with this review, it means the world to us all. We are so glad you have had a good time with us. We hope to host you again soon in the near future!! Please keep safe and healthy. Best regards, Justin
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Timothy S
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A great day with Justin
We loved our food and drink safari with Justin.He is a really interesting guy and took us to some amazing African r
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Lucas K
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Best way to discover Cape Town centre
This food safari is really the best way to discover the inner city of Cape Town. Elsje (a great tour guide!) brings
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Riki C
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What a brilliant afternoon
Our group consisted of home grown South Africans who thought we knew about Cape Town's history, but what a surprise
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476harrisons
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Great food tour!!
This was one of the best food tours we have been on. Food was amazing and a lot of it. Our tour guide, Ellie, was a
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savvyscotty123
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A highlight of our South African Trip
A huge thank you to Justin for giving us such a varied and interesting food safari tour. So much amazing informatio
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Mj2La2
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A great way to sample African cuisine
We recently went on the food safari tour during our stay in Cape Town. We did this early on in our visit & it was w
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MNTrav43656
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Delightful tour with a super guide
This tour was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I was curious! As it turned out, I loved all of the unique restaur
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Jamesphillipstours
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WOW! Cape Town Culinary Food Safari... And ABSOLUTE MUST-DO for Cape Town visitors
We were nervous and unfamiliar with walking through Cape Town CBD... Until Justin took us under his knowledgeable a
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Jewel_M_L
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Well fed, well informed, & well done!
My fiance and I did this tour because a couple we are friends with went a few months before. They had nothing but g
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abigailsX9372KY
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Best Activity in Cape Town!
Five stars for Cape Town Culinary Tours! The Food Safari was a blast; a perfect combination of learning interesting
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Ian S
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Wow superb knowledge and style
My wife and I were given this as a Christmas gift prior to leaving the UK so knew nothing about the tour. From the
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angiebeardsley
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Fun, Informative and Delicious
The time flew by on this highly enjoyable tour. We sampled delicious food supplemented by culinary and historical i
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lindseyc67
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Wonderful experience
We highly recommend this delicious and informative tour. Elsje is an enthusiastic guide who made the day both fun a
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AprilOneal
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Bring your appetite!
We loved this tour and we loved Ellie. She’s so knowledgeable about her city, its history, the food and the people.
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Apple66
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Wonderful food & drink, great guide
I've done a fair number of food tours in other cities, and this was one of the very best. The guide, Justin, was ch
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