Classic Cape Cuisine Walk

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: Central Stellenbosch



The original food tour introducing you to the authentic flavors of Stellenbosch.

  • Leisurely walk with entertaining stories about the past
  • Taste a variety of hard-to-find sweet and savoury treats
  • Sample home-grown teas and world class wines
  • Uncover the spice heritage using your different senses
  • Relax for a heritage lunch platter at the oldest hotel in South Africa

Lunch included

Tour runs rain or shine

Languages: Tour conducted in English, but you can contact us for private tours in German

Mon - Sat from 10h00 - 13h30


You will meet your guide in her red apron at Stellenbosch Wine Route office for a 10h00 prompt start.

Then head off to find the mysterious island where Stellenbosch was founded and explore the oak-lined avenues. You’ll learn to appreciate modern kitchen appliances when you pop into a family home from 1710.

Along the way you’ll visit various food and drink stops, including:

  • a rustic eatery for home-grown teas and spice-infused sweet treats
  • an artisan bakery for breadsticks
  • a family butchery for beef ‘biltong’
  • a trendy wine bar for a wine tasting
  • and finish in the luxurious, oldest hotel in the country for a traditional lunch platter.


Stellenbosch Wine Route office at 47 Church (aka 'Kerk') street , Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch 7600.
Street names are on the BOTTOM of the sidewalk in yellow and black, not at eye level.
Parking Options (you'll need R50 - R100 in cash):
a) On-street parking around our meeting point in Church / Kerk street
b) Open-air parking area in Plein street (between Decameron Restaurant and Botanical Garden)
c) Covered parking at the Eikestad Mall

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After you purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, outdoor art, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3.5-hour experience. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Does the tour come in other languages?

You can book a German-speaking guide for a private Classic Cape Cuisine walk or private Foodies on Foot tour. Subject to guide availability. Rates depend on the group size, please contact us for details.

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We absolutely loved the tour! Our host was incredibly knowledgeable about Stellenbosch and it's history. We learned so much while enjoying local foods and beverages. The entire outing was incredibly organized and we felt so welcomed by all of the stops and restaurants. We highly recommend this.

Jackie Wrotniak, USA

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