The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour | La Vacanza Travel

The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 4 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Your culinary journey begins at Bo Kaap Deli, where a local refreshment awaits and your experienced guide introduces you to an intimate circle of fellow culinary enthusiasts. Wander amidst Bo Kaap’s vibrant, colourful houses.
Continuing on, to the Heritage Square dating back to 1771. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful experience at the charming Zannes Fare, renowned for serving the best Bobotie and Bubbles in town.
Our next stop is Marcos African Cafe, where you’ll indulge in an African platter featuring traditional meats and vegetables, accompanied by a tasting of a ceremonial African drink.
We stop at Fireman’s Arms, one of South Africa’s oldest bars, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a tasting-size Bunny Chow and Malva pudding. Complementing these flavoursome treats, you can choose a local craft gin or beer to complete your tasting experience.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: De Waterkant, De Waterkant, Western Cape

Beautiful and vibrant colourful houses.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Bo-Kaap, Bo-Kaap, Western Cape

Bo Kaap

  • Local, professional guide.
  • Food and Drink tastings.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alternative beverages provided for those who do not consume alcohol.
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • History Tour of the area.

  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Allergies or dietary requirements bookings please note: This tour is base on our local food and dishes from Cape Town, if you cancel out meat, carbs or alcohol is does change the story and experience.
  • Children under the age of 15 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 2 Km.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • We CAN accommodate no seafood, shellfish and pork 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.
  • 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.
  • Bookings must be made for children of 3 years and older.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Bokaap Deli, 114 Church St, Bokaap, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

The Fireman's Arms, 25 Buitengracht St &, Mechau St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

User's Reviews


06 May, 2024

Interesting history and wonderful sampling of food and drink. It was a great way to spend our first day in Cape Town. The guide was excellent and very helpful with ideas for other activities in Cape Town.


01 May, 2024

We had the most magical day – all the stops were wonderful and Marianne was an amazing guide. Marianne was so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.


30 Apr, 2024

This was our first day in Cape Town, and we decided to take this tour so we could get to know this area and have some tips of good resturants and places to go. Justin took us to some good places, and we ended up visiting some of these places several times.


22 Apr, 2024

I've previously been to Cape Town twice and was looking to get a different perspective. We made an excellent decision to include a tour with Cape Town Culinary Tours. Our guide, Justin, engaged with everyone on the tour, and there was never a lull during the four stops we made. Each stop was unique, all of the tastings were excellent, and we left the tour wanting nothing more than a small snack for dinner and a glass of wine. While this was a "food tour" it was also very much a history tour -- Justin didn't shy away from any questions fellow guests had. I enthusiastically recommend a tour with Cape Town Culinary Tours for friends/family/clients.


15 Apr, 2024

We have done countless food tours in our travels and this was one of the absolute best! This was the most interactive and informative tour I ever could have imagined. Justin foraged some plants and fruits for us along our tour giving us an authentic taste of the land. The food stops were all superb with a great variety. Justin’s knowledge was also incredible, there wasn’t a question he couldn’t answer. He had great insight and wonderful stories. I also loved that at a few stops he ate with us, it felt like we were all friends. He also knew EVERYONE at every establishment and his love for his community is palpable. Thank you Justin for the best tour!

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