This is an off-the-beaten-path food tour showcasing hidden African food gems— a window that allows you to explore our diverse Mother City from a unique perspective. This tour is hosted by immigrants (European and African) in South Africa and is all about celebrating diversity in Cape Town.
In roughly 2 to 3 hours, we showcase how food has the power to hold communities together as we guide you through Cape Town's unexplored and mysterious pan-African kitchens and restaurants. Let us take you on an adventurous culinary journey all the way from South Africa up to Mali, sho't left to Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, share insights about the incredibly diverse and complex traditions of Somali food culture and the fragrant spices used in African countries that border the Red Sea.
The tour includes about 5 stops in which we get to taste the best authentic African dishes and homemade beverages Cape Town has to offer. We visit and celebrate African entrepreneurs and their achievements who have managed to create unique spaces of unity despite harsh conditions in a rapidly gentrifying and sometimes uninviting and even xenophobic environment.
Share fresh Injera, steaming soft pap, floral cafe touba, and much more, while listening to real-life stories of true community heroes and a live performance by Xhosa musician Khofhi The King.
This experience is hosted by Dennis and/or Khoffi and you will be tasting authentic African cuisine. Please come with an open mind and be prepared for eating with your hands in a social setting.
Food - Lunch - We'll eat authentic and freshly prepared African food. All dishes are a variety of East, West, and South African dishes and vary depending on availability and season.
Drinks - Soft Drinks - There'll be a cold non-alcoholic beverage included as well as a hot beverage.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Extra Drinks - Please bring cash for extra drinks, some places take card but most take cash only
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The food is plenty, so please come hungry
Please note that in the cultures you will be experiencing, all food is eaten with your hands, in order to get a true and authentic experience of the food no cutlery is provided.
Please wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer as you will be eating with your hands
Make sure you wear comfy walking shoes
Please note that you won't be able to chat to every restaurant owner/entrepreneur as you will be visiting working kitchens or they don't feel confident to converse in English. Often your guide will tell you their story and you will get to enjoy their delicious food.
This tour has been created by Food Writer Dennis Molewa and musician Khofhi TheKing. Dennis has published articles on all the real life stories about all the Pan-African entrepreneurs you will visit for a tasting.
While sharing and tasting traditional African food and beverages at 4-5 different stops, you will hear real life stories of African immigrants and refugees in South Africa from your hosts Dennis and Khofhi.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
8 days prior to the start of the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Cape Town and is without a doubt a must do! It is an incredibly rich experience, learning about different food and cultures in Africa and the guides, restaurant owners and food are all amazing. Some of the best food I have had this entire month! If you are only booking 1 experience this month, make it this one!
As someone that booked literally every experience on the marketplace in CT (don't tempt me with a good time!), I can confidently say that this one was top tier. The food is amazing, the tour guide, chefs and restaurant owners you encounter are lovely, and the jam session in the park with Khofhi at the end is the cherry on top. Book it - you won't regret it!
Please, please do this experience while you are here!! It is such a wonderful look into other African country's food and culture. The tour guides are AMAZING and all of the food is delicious.