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“An absolute MUST for all foodies visiting Cape Town”

Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours
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Owner description: Cape Fusion Tours specializes in offering a "Taste of the Cape" - as such all of our tours offer a gourmet twist! Our obsession is finding great wine and delicious taste sensations. We offer private tours which range from tailor made wine tours through to our cultural culinary walking tour of the city called Cape Town Eats. As foodies ourselves we like to taste the local delights in a country and as such offer the opportunity to cook what locals eat and then to sit down and enjoy the dishes we have prepared. No trip is complete without exploring our beautiful city and surrounds and as such we combine a gourmet visit with trips to explore our beautiful Cape.
London, United Kingdom
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“An absolute MUST for all foodies visiting Cape Town”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have been using Cape Fusion Tours for the past nine years on my annual vacations in the Cape. I have come to know the area very well and regard it as a home from home. You might be wondering why then am I still using a local guide each year?

The answer is really simple.

Pamela McOnie is not just a local guide, but she must be the best connected guide, and the most enthusiastic foodie in South Africa. A wine day with her tends to involve not just tastings, but drives through some of the most picturesque scenery on earth, cellars tours and sometimes even meeting wine-makers. Pam is exceptionally knowledgeable about South African food and wines.

Cape Town is not one of those places that you can turn up at the last minute and expect to dine anywhere, as we found on our first trip there - we ended up eating in our hotel most nights, as everywhere worth dining was enormously booked up. Now Pam books restaurants for us, and they will often be top flight, not-what-you-know-but-whom-you-know hard to get in to places, and on top of that she generally books us the table with the best view.

If every destination had a Pam, the world would be a more enjoyable place.

Visited January 2013
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Pammycapetown, Owner at Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you so much Janie and David for so many years of supporting my business! Every year has been a special highlight to know that we will be together again and that the journey seems to never end! The Cape just has so much to offer that after 9 years of touring - we have barely repeated anything!!
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“Fab Pam and our tour Dec 2012”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

I first tracked Pam down by visiting this website and seeing the rave reviews on there. Having arrived just the day before Pam very promptly organised us a full day tour of Cape Town and then a full peninsula tour. What a lady - bubbly and so easy going, knows the very best off the tourist track spots and is keen to share her vast knowledge of the area whether this be history, conservation, the best bars and restaurants - you name it and she has it. Unfortunately her popularity meant we could not secure her services for the wine tours we wanted to do but here again she sorted us out with another small independent (and I think over time these two have become good friends) who was simply great too - another fantastic day tour.
I cannot recommend Pam highly enough. Thanks Pam!

Visited December 2012
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Pammycapetown, Owner at Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you so much Lawrence for taking the time to pop on a review! Agreed - we have indeed become friends! I am so happy that you are both falling in love with the Cape! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback on every delicious morsel eaten while you have been in the Cape and the Cape Winelands!! It has been awesome to get all of the feedback from your trip!
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“The best way to REALLY get to know Cape Town”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Although it's easy and safe to rent a car and drive yourself in Cape Town, I can highly recommend making use of a private guide to REALLY get to know this beautiful city. Pam McOnie's local knowledge and bubbly personality makes all the difference between a reasonable stay and an exceptional one. She took us to some amazing little boutique vineyards in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, which we would never have found on our own. That she knows the winemakers personally made it an even more unique experience. Learning about the fascinating history of our country whilst being driven through some of the most beautiful scenery was a highlight. I am definitely booking a day with Pam soon again; I need to thirst my quench both for knowledge and Sauvignon Blanc!

Visited October 2012
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Pammycapetown, Owner at Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you so much for the review Sussi! It has been such a pleasure to do so many tours with you, your family and your staff! A huge thank you for your support over the years!
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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“Fantastic - again!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had Pam as our guide for a wine tour in February 2010 to the Stellenbosch area. Not only did she bring us to some phenomenal places to explore for wine and food, she was also extremely knowledgeable about the area which added to the experience.

Last month we were back in Cape Town and Pam took us to the Biscuit Mill! Wow, what a wonderful event and way to experience a taste of Cape Town. A recommended must if you're visiting on a Saturday. Our next stop was Eziko for a cooking class on preparing the local cuisine. Mama Lindy was such a treat as the teacher as well as Victor who started the school.

Pam creates a unique experience and is a pleasure to spend the day with and learn more about the Cape. Thank you for a wonderful time, again!

Visited October 2012
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Pammycapetown, Owner at Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review on Tripadvisor and for booking a tour with me again on your return to South Africa. I was wonderful to also get the opportunity to meet your whole family and even more fun to see how everyone enjoyed getting stuck in to make their African meal for lunch! Thank you so much for supporting the cooking school!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Cape Fusion Tours were a perfect way to spend our limited time!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Pam was engaging, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with.Well worth it especially since our time was limited. I'd love to go back and would spend more time with Pam in a heartbeat! Highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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Pammycapetown, Owner at Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you so much for booking your tours of Cape Town with me Penny. A reminder not to mention the wind to anyone!! We are a mild climate! Thank you for two days of fun and giggles!
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