What are the main differences between the culinary tours you offer? Is one better for the first time visitor to CT? Is one better for a wine lover? Trying to decide! I'll be traveling solo.
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions
Hi there Shelly
I trust that you are well and thank you for inquiring about our walking food tours.
Please see below a brief break down of the two tours. Both are relevant to visiting cape Town, we just couldn't put them both on one tour as guests would be very tired of all the walking, very full and drunk. :)
I am crazy about both so I do hope this helps otherwise feel free to visit our website's compare page for more details.
1) Cape Town Essentials Tour:
Starts at 10h45 ends at 15h15
Walking distance: 3.5km between 6 restaurants.
All portions are tasting size but guests will be comfortably full after the tour.
Includes coffee tasting, bobotie, African fusion-cuisine paired with champagne, craft beer pairing, biltong and boerewors, and a cheese and wine tasting.
This tour focuses on a variety of different traditions and food cultures in Cape Town around the Bo-Kaap, De Waterkant, Greenpoint, and the V&A Waterfront. 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.
2) Cape Town Food Safari:
Starts at 14h15 ends at 18h15
Walking distance: 3km between 5 restaurants.
All portions involve traditional communal eating but guests will be comfortably full after the tour.
Includes Tanzanian traditional lunch, Senegalese coffee presentation, Ethiopian cuisine, Bunny Chow (Durban curry)/or Gatsby sandwich, and ends with a wine or gin tasting (depending on the day of the week).
This tour focuses on the contributions of different African communities to Cape Town’s culture and cuisine. By engaging with the food and people we will learn about their heritage and the circumstances that brought them to South Africa. We touch base on the City Center's history regarding slavery and apartheid as we make our way through the CBD and end off in Wale street close to the Bo-Kaap.
Feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions or need more information I would be happy to help. Feel free to drop me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.