Cape town, South Africa
Experience an off-the-beaten-path food tour in Cape Town CBD
Taste authentic African dishes and beverages from various African countries
Hear real-life stories from African immigrants and refugees in South Africa
Take a culinary journey through Cape Town's unexplored and mysterious pan-African kitchens and restaurants with this off-the-beaten-path food tour. Hosted by immigrants from various African and European countries, This 3 hour tour celebrates and showcases the diversity in Cape Town. Come and explore the best hidden African food gems in the Mother City, while hearing stories from immigrants and refugees from various African countries. Enjoy the best authentic African dishes and homemade beverages Cape Town has to offer while visiting and celebrating African entrepreneurs and their achievements.
Who is this experience good for
This experience is perfect for anyone interested in the gastronomy of Cape Town and wants to explore the city from a unique perspective.
Meet Our Local Host
This tour was created by Dennis Molewa, a food writer, and is hosted by Khofhi TheKing, a local guide and musician. Dennis has published articles on all the real-life stories about the Pan-African entrepreneurs you will visit for a tasting. Khofhi TheKing will perform live music during the tour.
11:30 AM: Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Cape Town CBD
Visit a Somalian restaurant and try authentic African dishes and homemade beverages
Visit the a Xhoasa owned restaurant and taste more authentic African dishes and beverages
Visit a Mali restaurant and enjoy more delicious African food
Try local Senegalese coffee from well know coffee seller and hear his story
Visit an Ethiopian restaurant and try unique African dishes while listening to live music by Khofhi TheKing
2:00 PM: Tour ends at the last restaurant
Lunch: Enjoy a variety of East, West, and South African dishes
Soft Drinks: Cold non-alcoholic beverages and hot beverages are included
Local Guide: Learn about the culture and history of the places you visit
What's not Included
Transportation: Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the meeting point
Extra Drinks: Bring cash for extra drinks as some places take card but most take cash only
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 4 people (can run with 2 people but you will join onto a non private group)
Maximum Capacity: 10 people
Booking Deadline: 2 days before start date
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy - No inclines when walking
Special Clothing Required: Comfy walking shoes
Special Dietary Restrictions: N/A
Extra Cash: Gratuities are welcomed. No obligation, did you enjoy Yes. No thats ok
Ground Transportation: No transportation included. Starting point is a short Uber ride away.
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Khoffi was an amazing guide! We ate SO MUCH food...be prepared! Each stop consisted of 2-5 dishes and you have to taste them all! My only wish was that we had done this earlier in the month so we could have gone back to the area and to some of the restaurants for more meals! Khoffi was very knowledgeable and his love of food was written all over his face. Great experience!
I did almost all of the experiences here in Cape Town and this was by far one of my favorite. Why? If you want to actually get a good view into the African culture - this is how. Not only was the food SO GOOD, each restaurant is local favs and Khofhi (the guide) shares a little bit of information for each type of food you try. He also takes you to some cool spots along the trip that you wouldn't know to check out on your own and surprises you at the end with one of his many talents. Khofhi is a creative with many talents (music, djing, music production) so he's tapped into the area. It's a whole vibe the whole way through. You'll also have good local spots to return to so don't sleep on this one!
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.