The Essential Cuisine Tour
Tour start times and tour dates: -11:00 – 15:00 pm. (Guests to arrive 15 min prior to the
Day’s available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays.
Private Tour Rates:
Amount of People
Tour Duration and Area information: 4 hours spread over 2 km. The walk is a 3/5 in
difficulty rated by our guests, there are some stairs and uphill on the tour.
This tour starts off from the borders of the colorful Bo-Kaap and continues through the
vibrant De Waterkant.
Restaurants, stops, food and drink:
We stop at the following 4 restaurants:
1-Origin Coffee for a coffee presentation along with a Roastery tour. Rounded off with
a pairing from their kitchen. To date, Origin has produced 5 South African Barista
2- Cafe Charles: Bobotie and Bubbles. Cape Malay spice and MCC introduction.
3- Fireman Arms: X3 Craft Beers and X3 pairings, bunny chow, malva pudding, a local
pie. Along with the history of the area and the Portuguese landing on our shores.
4 – Misfits: A full x3 Inverroche Fynbos Gin tasting along with X3 local dessert pairings
along with it. Misfits is situated in an old foundry built in the 1800’s.
All portions are tasting size but you will be comfortably full after the tour.
Includes coffee tasting, bobotie, South African bubbles, craft beer, bobotie, malva
pudding, and a 3 way pairing and a local craft gin tasting with homemade ice cream. It
plays off in the amazing De Waterkant 🙂
This tour focuses on a variety of different traditions and food cultures in Cape Town
from the Bo-Kaap and De Waterkant. Each stop is also an opportunity to learn about the
history of the cultures involved; the food and locations always relate back to important
aspects of Capetonian heritage, especially about how the different communities
developed together. We touch base on the Indian Ocean Slave Trade and Apartheid and
how they both played a vital part in local cuisine as well as in the national
consciousness of South African culture. The Essentials tour is our “first born” and the
most popular tour at this time.
Included on the tour:
Professional tour guide.
History of the area and food.
Meet local chefs and the passionate people behind our tours.
Local food and drink, all food and drink tastings are included.
Peace of mind for safe and hygienic restaurants.
Exclusion on the tour:
Transportation to and from the tours. (Transportation can be arranged)
Additional food or drink.
Not wheelchair friendly.
Booking is essential for children above the age of 4 year.
Dietary restrictions and dietary requirements:
This tour can accommodate the following:
Vegetarian (not vegan if so it will need to be on request and a private booking), no
seafood, no alcohol, no shellfish, no peanuts, no bread.
Rain or shine, depending on the severity of the wind and rain guests will be contacted
prior to the tour. If cancellation is imminent arrangements for date exchanges/refunds
will be made available to the guests/agents depending on agreement.
History of buildings and sites.
Local foodie spots.
Local history and facts.