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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Origin Coffee Roasting
    28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    Situated 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: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    De Waterkant
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Green Point
    Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium)
  • You'll end at
    V&A Waterfront
    19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    The 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
3h
Return Details
V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Inclusions
  • Local, professional guide.
  • 4-5 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 9 people per booking.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 2.5 Km.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • We CAN accommodate no seafood, shellfish, pork and poultry allergies/food restrictions.
  • We CAN accommodate gluten free, wheat free, 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
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joel L wrote a review Dec 2020
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A fantastic experience to get acquainted with South African specially Western Cape culinary history. Our tour guide Elsje was a wonderful friendly person with wealth of information. We covered a very different veriaty of foods. We stopped at 4 places, covering coffee shop, a
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Response from CTCTours, Owner at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded Dec 22, 2020
Hello hello, Joel and Saba! Thank you so so much for your wonderful review and heartfelt words. This means the world to me and those who support us, thank you thank you. I appreciate your understanding on the day as we usually go to 5 stops but having our one restaurant closed for a couple of days due to COVID gave us the fun task to improvise the tour with 4 stops. I am so glad you enjoyed them all and had a good time, it was such a lovely day out with you both. I do hope to meet you again in the near future. Wishing you both a Merry Merry Christmas and happy new year!!!! Best regards,
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Ben G wrote a review Dec 2020
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We attended Elsje's tour as a year-end function, and enjoyed it immensely. Elsje is not only knowledgeable about the food, but also about the area and its history. She is a wealth of information on other interesting eateries, wineries and markets. She was very friendly and
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from CTCTours, Owner at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded Dec 14, 2020
Greetings/Goeie dag Ben I trust that you are well and that you had a lovely weekend! Firstly thank you so so much for joining me on the Essentials food tour. It was a pleasure to host you and your team, it is always a pleasure to have locals join us on an experience in their home town. Thank you for your kind words and review this means the world to us. We look forward to hosting you again soon, feel free to reach out to us whenever you are back in the city. Wishing you and your team a Merry Merry Christmas and happy 2021!! Best regards, Elsje
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Diana D wrote a review Oct 2020
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We made a lot of food tours all over the world and this was absolutely the best one! We can highly recommend it, it's a MUST when you are in Cape Town. Elsje shares here knowledge about the South African and Western Cape history and of course we learned a lot of the food. She
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CTCTours, Owner at The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Dear Diana and Dennis, So good to hear from you! Thank you so much for this incredible review it means the world to us especially in this crazy time we all find ourselves in. I am so glad you had a good day out and about with me, it was such a pleasure to host and meet you. Thank you so much for the recommendation and appreciation, we are as grateful for you joining us. We hope to host you again soon in the near future or perhaps we will meet in Germany. Best regards, Elsje
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nnommad wrote a review May 2020
Georgia9 contributions10 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 contributions5 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 Apr 11, 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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wolfi567
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So enjoyable
Only experience in comparable areas enables a person to write a qualified review. And that is exactly the reason wh
Iany789
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A must for coffee lovets
Went on the coifee experience tour on Sat 20 March. Had the best time and greatest experience. Learned so much ab
jacquese714
jacquese714
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Amazing and worth it!
I requested a tour as a surprise for my wife the day before and although the tours were not being run due to Covid,
jetsetjuleswhoosh
jetsetjuleswhoosh
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WOW.... and I’m hard please...... WOW!!!!!!
The day before I had spotted Elsje taking a tour group whilst I was at my fav. Local cafe. They were making YUMM no
Timothy S
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
Lucas K
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
Riki C
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
476harrisons
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
savvyscotty123
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
Mj2La2
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
MNTrav43656
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
Jamesphillipstours
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
Jewel_M_L
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
abigailsX9372KY
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
Ian S
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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