World Food Weekend

True foodies appreciate cuisine from across the globe and Cape Town is a hub of international flavour. Discover smells and spices that will dazzle your taste buds, starting with the iconic Cape Malay cuisine. After discovering the local take on traditional foods, go further afield for an authentic taste of India and the Middle East, then let an Italian cook teach you her craft. Of course, no food experience is complete without a chocolate treat or a proper wine tasting. This weekend has all that and more!

 

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Find the best package deals incl return flights in economy from Jo’burg or Durban (airline levy incl), 2 nights in a hotel and 2 days car rental. Package dates available from Thursday – Monday, with a minimum 2 night stay and a maximum 4 night stay. To book: Call 0861 102 137.

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Foodie Weekend HIGHLIGHTS

Whether you’re in Cape Town for an ordinary weekday or an extraordinary weekend, here’s a selection of our top experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. You can book directly, or get in touch with us to make it even easier.


Contact the Cape Town Tourism call centre to book your experiences.


Cape Malay cuisine at Bo Kaap Kombuis

ALL YEAR ROUND
Bo Kaap

Cape Malay cuisine is the authentic flavour of Cape Town, tracing back to South Africa’s earliest days. Known for its careful blend of spices – the most important of which is turmeric – it’s a distinctive taste served at its very best at Bo Kaap Kombuis restaurant. The aromas will draw you in from the moment you enter, tempting you with dishes of boboti, sosati and curry. The ambiance is as warm as the food and the service. Plus, its location near Signal Hill offers gorgeous views of the mother city’s attractions.

Italian Cooking class with Enrica Rocca

ALL YEAR ROUND
Constantia

Join Italian-born chef Enrica Rocca in her Cape Town kitchen as she takes you on a personal Italian cooking adventure, including guided wine tasting. She’ll take you to various wine estates before ending with local delicacies at Constantia Glen Estate. Then, it’s back to her kitchen, where you will learn how to cook an Italian banquet. You’re guaranteed to make friends on this day-trip, as much as you’ll learn valuable lessons from a real Italian chef.

Eastern Food Bazaar

ALL YEAR ROUND
Darling Street, CBD

The Eastern Food Bazaar is an emporium of Indian, Middle Eastern and even a touch of Asian flavour. Housed on Darling Street, it’s ideal for some quick nosh while sightseeing, or for a snack before you hit the town. Order from the assortment of specialist stalls where you can sample Cape Malay-inspired or Indian curries mopped up with warm naan bread fresh from the tandoor oven. The chicken breyani and the legendary bunny chow are also not to be missed.

Durbanville Wine Tasting

ALL YEAR ROUND
Durbanville

Just 20 minutes outside of the city centre, Durbanville has a rich history and an emphasis on quality Sauvignons. Enjoy lunch at Durbanville Hills or Signal Gun, where you can lay a blanket before stunning views and have a picnic delivered from Durbanville Hills Estate Valley. If you’re looking for something different, stop into the estate restaurant for food and wine pairing. Families should visit kid-friendly Nitida Cellars, which has small game and ostrich for children to ogle, and a farmer's market.

Africa Cafe

ALL YEAR ROUND
Shortmarket Street, CBD

There is arguably nowhere in Cape Town more traditionally African than the Africa Café in Shortmarket Street. Born out of passion and creativity, it’s easily up there as one of Cape Town’s first African restaurants. Feast at a communal table and enjoy a magical taste journey through African tapas while making friends with tourists from all over the world. More intimate dining for two is also available, but all tables are treated to live entertainment, warm hospitality and colourful décor.

Cape Town Wine Route

ALL YEAR ROUND
Constantia

South Africa is famous for producing great wines. Experience those made closest to Cape Town along the Constantia Wine Route. This region is characterised by lush greens and mountain views and is home to the country’s oldest established wine farm, Groot Constantia. But some well-known newer vineyards are also on this route. Constantia wines are largely cool climate offerings, so look out for world class Sauvignon Blancs, wonderful reds and infamous sweet wines.

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