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A Foodies Guide to Cape Town

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This one is for all you foodies out there. We already spoke about Cape Town’s best spots for authentic African food but if that left you hungry for more, fear not. We thought we’d help you discover Cape Town’s culinary scene even more. There are a multitude of foodie tours available, so without further ado here are Pembury’s top Cape Town food tours:

Fun Fact: The fabulous thing about Pembury is that you don’t even have to book these tours for yourself! Let us know which one tickles your fancy and we’ll work it into your itinerary and manage all the prep!

1. The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

Discover Cape Town’s culinary culture with this half-day walking tour. Immerse yourself in the diverse and delicious food scene of the city. A local, professional guide will take you around showing you hidden culinary gems and giving you little tidbits of each area’s culture and heritage. From African coffee to Cape Malay curries and “biltong”, you’ll experience the true diversity of Cape Town’s food.  You’ll be treated to 6 food tastings and 3 beer, 1 sparkling wine and 2 wine pairings. Don’t worry, there are non-alcoholic drink options!

Pembury Tours -Bo-Kaap - Cape Town

  2. Half-Day Guided Culinary Cycle Tour

The Culinary City Cycle Tour will teach you about the true diversity of South African culture from a food perspective. This guided 4-hour culinary-themed cycle tour will take you through Cape Town’s different neighbourhoods where you’ll sample the local flavours. You’ll get to indulge in 3 traditional foods such as ‘boerewors’ or ‘koeksisters’. This tour is a great way to see the different sides of Cape Town in a short space of time!

Cycle Tour - Cape Town

3. Cape Town Food Tasting Tour

Learn about Cape Town’s diverse food heritage with this exclusive 4-hour food-tasting tour. A coach will take you through the city while a guide shares information about Cape Town’s distinct cultural and culinary relationships. From the colourful Bo-Kaap to Gugulethu, you’ll sample a variety of local dishes from bobotie to ‘umleqwa’.

Food Tasting Tour

4. Private Foodie Tour

If you fancy getting out of the city, this private foodie tour is perfect for you! Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands, is renowned for its fine wine and delicious food. This private, full-day tour shows you the luxurious side of South African cuisine. You’ll start your day at the famous Babylonstoren gardens, enjoy charcuterie, canapés and award-winning wine at three wine estates, and end the day off with biltong, chocolate, cheese and wine pairings. This tour is the perfect way to indulge in one of South Africa’s most beautiful areas.

5. Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel

This isn’t a tour but is definitely a foodie must! Indulge your romantic side with afternoon tea at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel. Famed for its formal afternoon tea service, choose between an indulgent buffet or bite-size sandwiches, fruit and pastries. Enjoy petit-fours and eclairs whilst you drink in the magnificent view of Table Mountain. If you’re a fan of the royal family, this is the ultimate way to experience royalty for yourself.

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