A gastronomic walking tour guided by Pam McOnie

Why we like it

  1. Taste the soul of Cape Town
  2. Escape the guidebook
  3. Traditional & contemporary cuisine
  4. Your guide's humour, insider knowledge and local insight
  5. Artisanal fare and fresh produce
  6. Experience the colourful Bo Kaap in an authentic way

This tour explores Cape Town from all sides, using the city’s vibrant food scene as a common theme. It aims to climb under the skin of the city so that by the end of the day you understand the pulse of Cape Town. Walking the streets you’ll discover the city’s history, the people, their cultures, their cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town and its artisanal trends. Cape Town is a city that has been metamorphosing at a rapid rate over the last ten years and previously run down areas are emerging as cutting edge hotspots, leading the way in innovative cuisine. As such this tour may change from time to time to include new creative spots as they pop up on a weekly basis. By the end you will have both a deep appreciation of the cutting-edge cuisine of the area, and a long list of bars and restaurants that you need to go back to!

Need to Know


Available on a private basis only Monday to Friday 0900-15.30 or Saturday 08.30-15.30 if you would like to include the Neighbourgoods market. Timings are flexible and will be tailored to your requirements. No touring on Sundays.

Required fitness

Walking is mainly flat and the tour is suitable for most levels of moderate fitness.

Good to Know

Vegetarians happily accommodated.
Can be combined with afternoon visits to Table Mountain or the Constantia Winelands in the late afternoon.

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