5 Day Foodie Cultural Tour

Overview

A perfect tour for foodies! Spend 5 days eating and drinking your way through Cape Town. Explore the Cape vineyards on a wine tour, try different coffees, cheeses, chocolates and beers in the city centre and have a go a cooking your own Cape Malay dish.

Included:
  • Airport pick up
  • Welcome BBQ
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • City Food Walking Tour
  • Transfers to and from activities
  • Township Tour
  • Rockwell Dinner Theatre
  • Wine Tour
  • Cape Malay home cooking experience
Prices

Depending on which type of accommodation you choose the prices for this tour are as follows:

Dorm room: ZAR 6915
You will share a dormitory room which sleeps 4-10 people.

Private Room: ZAR 7860
You will have one of our private rooms all to yourself.

Sharing Private Room: ZAR 7530 p.p.
This option is ideal if you are travelling with your family or a small group of friends and prefer a bit more privacy.

DAY 1:

You are met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening we will have a traditional South African BBQ, called a Braai, which gives you a chance to meet the others guests from around the world.
After the good meal roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.

DAY 2:

Truffles anyone? Start your foodie experience with a fresh percolated coffee at Rosetta Roastery, where a coffee tasting is the first order of the day. From hot to cold, next stop is a beer tasting paired with delicious finger food at Devils Peak Brewery, located at the foothills of the iconic Devils Peak Mountain. From here you will travel to Honest Chocolate Café, Heaven on Earth for anybody who has a sweet tooth. A short walk takes you to the next destination, which is Franki Fenner, for a light mouth-watering biltong snack. Biltong is cured meat and a favourite snack in South Africa. Say cheese! The final stop of the day is at Culture Club Cheese, to taste a variety of some divine locally produced cheese.

DAY 3:

Go on a journey through the beautiful Cape Wine Lands in search of the perfect wine to enjoy during your time in South Africa and to bring home to share with friends and family. Don’t forget your camera, as you will be travelling through the beautiful wine regions such as Stellenbosch and Franschoek.Visit four wine farms throughout the day and sample the various wines that they have to offer. You will take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch on a scenic wine farm overlooking the vast vineyards. After lunch, take a tour through a wine cellar and learn how wine evolves from grape to bottle. Be sure to sample some Pinotage wine, a uniquely produced grape varietal that originated in South Africa.

DAY 4:

You will be collected from the hostel and taken to our local townships to explore the culture and history of local South Africans. Meet the locals, visit a school and drink home made brewed beer. In the evening, take a taxi down to Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro in Sea Point. Here, experience a 3 course buffet dinner, while being entertained by an exciting musical show “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City” (“Kaapse” meaning Cape). This one-of-a-kind musical dinner show directed by the award-winning director Basil Appollis will take you on a journey of extraordinary events alongside ‘Pa Joe’ and his family. The show takes you on a roller coaster through its blend of humorous storytelling, powerful emotional songs, and charismatic performers unique to only Cape Town.You will then have the option to visit Robben Island (optional extra) or the waterfront in Cape Town city centre.

DAY 5:

The Bo-Kaap district is the today’s stop, renowned for its brightly coloured houses and the scent of delectable spices wafting through the air. This area of Cape Town is home to many Cape Malay people. They are known for their vibrant culture that derives from their South East Asia heritage. This is the perfect area to pick up some local spices as you roam the vibrant streets of the Bo-Kaap with picturesque Table Mountain as your backdrop. Meet Gamidah, a local South African who will welcome you into her home with open arms. You will prepare and indulge in a variety of traditional Cape Malay dishes–her love for food and people will encapsulate you as she talks you through the different food items and recipes. After all the eating you will arrive back at the backpackers where you can share your stories from the past few days over a drink with the other guests. If you want to, venture off to explore Table Views nightlife.

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