Traditional Foods Walking Tour

Enjoy a diversity of iconic traditional Cape Town foods on this walking tour of Cape Town’s historic city centre.

Type of tour: Walking Tour
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours (approx)
Mornings, 10h00 – 13h00

Highlights

  • The iconic Gatsby
  • The Snoek Parcel
  • Traditional sweets
  • Indigenous buchu tea

Inclusions

  • All food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water

Exclusions

  • Discretionary tips
  • Hotel collections and drop-offs

Best suited for

  • Foodies who appreciate iconic local foods
  • Travelers interested in Cape Town’s social history
  • Those who love walking tours that feature food

How is your Cuisine Safari different to this one?

  • Our Cuisine Safari is a four hour safari
  • It covers a much wider spectrum of the city, including townships and the Bokaap
  • Visits to home kitchens are central to the experience
  • It takes place in a vehicle

This two and a half to three hour walking tour introduces guests to a diversity of iconic, traditional Cape foods, in the historic centre of Cape Town. 

Your tour guide immerses you in the city’s history through the traditional and indigenous foods of the city. 

The Snoek Parcel, featuring the freshest local fish from a legendary fisheries, speaks to Cape Town’s life as a port city, where fishing has been so much of the culture and identity of the city and her people. 

A sampling of fresh fruit from the street-side fruit vendors is a journey to the city’s colonial origins as a refreshment station, selling water and fresh produce to ships passing on one of the busiest shipping lines. 

Want to go deeper?
Check out our
Cape Town Cuisine Safari

A tasting of the Gatsby, the iconic Cape Flats subway sandwich, details working-class life in the city under apartheid, as forced removals from the city city and surrounds changed up culinary habits. 

A cup of buchu tea cleanses the palette, detoxifies the liver, and takes you back to the times of the Khoekhoe people, the indigenous people of the Cape. 

And finally sweet treats such as tamaletjie, the koesuster (with one K) and the koeksuster(with two Ks) tell of the collision of Dutch slavemaster and Cape Malay slave cultures, and the different layers of the city economy around food and identity. 

Come hungry and eager to learn through food, the complex, delicious and often uncomfortable history of Cape Town city. 

Create a full day foodie tour –
combine our Traditional Foods Walking Tour with our Cuisine Safari