Eating Cape Town like a local -Food tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Rupesh

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience Cape Town like a local and eat, drink, and explore the city through your taste buds. This walking food tour of 4 hours includes all food and drinks consumed at 6 stops in central Cape Town and the Bo-Kaap. During this tour you’ll get to walk the intercity streets and discover its rich cultural history, traditional and modern-day food culture and learn about where to eat and drink during your stay in Cape Town.

Many of the food stops are curated specifically for us and you’ll get to meet some of the passionate purveyors who will explain the origin and preparation of dishes. Food stops may vary but will include stops for the famous Cape Malay koeksusters and samoosas, a visit to an artisanal bakery, a chocolatier, an art gallery serving local African flavours, and many more. Some of the stops include alcoholic beverages such as local beer and boutique South African wine. Walking food tours are considered ideal opportunities to orientate first time visitors to a city and show repeat visitors some of the hidden gems they would not have discovered before. Join us to show you Cape Town’s history, culture and food, oh and come hungry!
Other things to note
A great way for first-time visitors to orientate themselves in the city.Avoid the tourist traps and get to experience Cape Town with a local guide, and of course, Eat Like a Local!
Experience Cape Town like a local and eat, drink, and explore the city through your taste buds. This walking food tour of 4 hours includes all food and drinks consumed at 6 stops in central Cape Town and the Bo-Kaap. During this tour you’ll get to walk the intercity streets and discover its rich cultural history, traditional and modern-day food culture and learn about where to eat and drink during your stay in Cape Town.

Many of the f…

What's included

  • Food
    Tasting portions of food
    Vegetarians consuming dairy can be accommodat...
  • Drinks
    Soft drinks and water can also be provided

Meet your Host, Rupesh

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I am a qualified chef, published food writer and food critic constantly seeking secret eats in the city. I have an obsession with Cape Town and its dynamic flavour and would like to take you on journey to eat, experience and explore the mother city through your taste buds.
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From $94/ person

$94 per person
Join 4 other guests
$82 per person
$94 per person

Where you'll be

On this walking tour we will cover a distance of about 3.5kms on a circular route around the city. The walk is suitable for most fitness levels and is not considered to be strenuous. You will meet passionate owners with strong values in service and satisfaction. I will also introduce you to authentic flavour and give you a window into the modern day Capetonians pallet.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 108 reviews.

Francesca
November 2021
We had a really fun time with Rupesh and the rest of the group. It was great to walk around Cape Town with someone who is so knowledgeable about the history and the food scene. We liked the diversity of the stops and how many different things we got to try. All of the vendors were also lovely. Thanks so much, Rupesh!
Christina
November 2021
If you’re thinking about booking with Rupesh just do it. He is an incredible guide with ins at some of the coolest locations in Cape Town. We not only had a spectacular time but made a friend along the way.
Michèle
November 2021
It was a wonderful experience! Rupesh is a great host and really passionable about what he is doing. He takes care about each individual guest on his tour and speaks a very clear english that is understandable although you are not super fluent in english. He showed us arround the city and brought us to some hidden gems where we could really immerse ourselves into the local cuisine. It was a authentic experience that we really enjoyed
Marcus
March 2020
I have just attended this tour with Rupesh and it was awesome. All the food was fantastic, The locations lovely, and the whole thing well structured and organised. Rupesh was a great host and really knew everything about Cape Town and shared his knowledge on the way. I'd recommend anyone to do this tour. We had ourselves, an older couple, and a family with two teenagers and there was something for everyone. Rupesh even made sure there was alternative drinks when required and two of the tour were vegetarians and well catered for. Basically, great tour, book it.
Emily
March 2020
Firstly, let me start by saying that this was one of the best tours I've ever had the pleasure to join. From the first stop to the last, all the food and drinks provided were utterly delicious, and served in perfect settings. Rupesh was the ideal host and guide - not only was he knowledgeable about the food we were trying, he was full of facts and advice about Cape Town itself. He provided us with recommendations on where to visit during the rest of our trip, and everywhere he suggested was fabulous! Truly an expert in his field. Thank you Rupesh for an amazing experience!
Austin
March 2020
This experience with Rupesh was a special one. WAY more than simply a food tour, Rupesh specializes in making the connections between the food our group sampled and the rich South African history behind each treat. A wonderful and insightful experience I recommend to all!

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  • Thu, Dec 2
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Fri, Dec 3
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $82 per person
  • Wed, Dec 8
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Thu, Dec 9
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Fri, Dec 10
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Tue, Dec 14
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Wed, Dec 15
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Thu, Dec 16
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Weather appropriate clothing