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 center and have a go a cooking your own Cape Malay dish.

Included:
  • Arrival airport pick up
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Welcome dinner
  • City food & wine walking tour
  • Wine Tour with lunch
  • Township Tour
  • Rockwell Dinner Theater
  • Cape Malay home cooking experience
Prices

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

Shared dorm room: ZAR 7090
You will share a dormitory room which sleeps 4-10 people.

Single private room: ZAR 8450
You will have one of our private rooms all to yourself.

Double private room: ZAR 7590 p.p.
This option is ideal if you are travelling with a friend or partner and would like a private room for yourselves.

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. If you arrive early, you can spend the day simply relaxing on the beautiful white beach and capture some picturesque views of Table Mountain, or sip some cocktails at one of the many sea facing restaurants nearby. In the evening we will have a traditional South African meal, 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:

Start the day with breakfast at Saltycrax Backpackers and then, let us show you the reasons why Cape Town has become such an amazing culinary destination!
Your first stop is in the city for a coffee tasting and tour of the oldest artisan coffee roasters in South Africa. From here we head to the Company’s Garden for a walk about and some local snacks, before heading off to Woodstock – a vibrant hidden gem on the outskirts of town – for a craft beer & food pairing. Now for some thing sweet, because… Why not! A tour of a chocolate factory, complete with tasting and a hot chocolate to follow.
After your sweet-tooth has been satisfied we head back to the city to start our walking tour up Bree Street, Cape Town’s coolest strip, coveted by locals and tourists alike. Along the way we will sink our teeth into South Africa’s favourite snack, biltong, before heading off to the iconic and colourful district of Bo Kaap. Here you will sample the delights of the Cape’s Eastern traditions, including samoosas, koeksisters and an amazing array of spices.  Finish the day off with a wonderful cheese platter accompanied with a sample of SA’s best wines whilst chatting to the cheesemaker.

In the evening, you can join the staff, guests and the locals at one of the restaurants or bars along the beachfront in Table View – all within rolling distance from the hostel where you will be staying the night.

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:

Help yourself to breakfast before being collected for your Township tour. The wealth of culture, the historical development of our townships and the traditional history in the everyday life of our township residents is a priceless resource that has been incorporated in the local tourist product to the mutual benefit of tourists and local residents alike. You will be dropped off at the V&A waterfront where you can explore the harbour, or visit Robben Island (Optional extra).

In the evening, take a taxi down to the Rockwell Dinner theater. Here, experience a 4 course buffet dinner offering of the best culinary experiences that traditional Cape cuisine has to offer, 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 is written and directed by Basil Appollis and will give you an inspiring insight into the “rainbow nation” of Cape Town.. 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.

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.

DAY 6:

After breakfast, head to your next adventure.

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