Longer Walking Tours

We are most famous for our walking tours through the Old City (inner-city). We offer immersive walks through almost all the districts of the inner-city, each with a specific theme and involving mesmerizing storytelling. There is no better way to get to know the city, than walking its lively streets. Whether it is  our Understanding Cape Town Walking Tour (Waterfront to Company’s Garden), Mesmerizing Midtown tour, or Fantastic Foodie tour we offer a walk just for you!

Half-day tours are available from 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm.

For the ultimate experience, combine two half day tours into a full-day tour. We recommend combioning Understanding Cape Town (Waterfront to Company’s Garden) + Mesmerizing Midtown.

Our private half-day walking tours are priced at a minimum of R2600 for up to 4 guests, or R650 per person if you are more than 4 in the group.

Listed Open Saturday half-day walking tours are available at the special, discounted price of R300 per person to locals and R450 per person for international visitors. Click on the open tours menu tab for more info.

  • It is essential to book in advance. Space on a tour is only secured by prepayment. Best is to contact us on whatsapp +27 82 894 5216 or email gerald@localplaces.co.za to check availability.

Tours available:
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1A: Understanding Cape Town (Waterfront to Company’s Garden)
1B: Mesmerizing Midtown 
1C: Fantastic Foodie 


1C: Fantastic Foodie Walking Tour (10am-6:30pm)
Simply the most exciting tour through which to get to know Cape Town. We amble along inner-city canals, streets, and walkways, enjoying an all-encompassing sensory overload. We delight in the tastes and aromas of exquisite local and Pan-African cuisine, while listening to the sounds and stories of the city. We view incredible architecture, spaces, and places and feel the fresh breezes between the sea and mountain.

We visit a whole gamut of astonishing restaurants and eateries on this easy, slow-walking full-day experience. It is a gastronomic feast of note, since South Africa is known for exceptional cuisine – due to the variety of freshest produce and ingredients available to chefs.

We focus on the diverse migrant culture of the city, mixing a whole range of cuisines into an informal tasting experience that dabbles into South African and African cuisine, as well as ‘skhaftin’ culture (shift lunch/street food). Not only do we taste a wide range of fantastic food, but we also learn about the history of Cape Town and the communities who introduced the cuisines to this city.

The combination of food eaten along the way makes for an explosion of tastes and flavours. We will order a selection of dishes for you to taste. Of course, guests can order additional food too. The tour ends with sundowner drinks on an exquisite restaurant balcony.

  • This tour is priced as a walking tour. For private groups not wanting to walk, this could be arranged as a driving tour, travelling by bus between sites. Request a customized quote if this is your preference.


10am: STOP 1: Seven Colours Eatery
Our tour starts of at Seven Colours Eatery at Battery Park in the V&A Waterfront (easy to Uber here but a parking garage is available for those driving here). We begin with an opening story on the history of the city and the local African food we will devour, before setting out on our all-day exploration. We taste amagwinya (vetkoek) with beef mince and umfino (maize pap with green leafy vegetables and drizzled with herb oil).

11am: Walk

11:20am STOP 2: Lusitania Fisheries
As a coastal city with a strong British-colonial history, the culture of Fish & Chips is significant all over the Cape Metropole.

12noon Walk

12:30pm STOP 3: Miriam’s Kitchen
A stroll through Green Market Square and St Georges Mall leads us to Miriam’s Kitchen where we devour the city’s most famous ‘skhaftin’: the Great Gatsby Sandwich (steak masala, egg, chips and more on a footlong bun).

13:30 Walk

13:45 STOP 4: Eastern Food Bazaar
Another South African ‘skhaftin’ – this one Indian-inspired – is the Bunny Chow. Delectable curry served in a hollowed-out half loaf of bread.

14:30 Walk

15:15 STOP 5: Faeeza’s Kitchen
We stroll past some Cape Town landmarks and up to Bo-Kaap, famous for its colourful houses and Cape Malay cuisine. In the teagarden of this home-restaurant, we taste samoosas, dultjes and koesisters.

16:00: Walk

16:15 STOP 6: Addis in Cape
This incredible and beautifully decorated Ethiopian restaurant is our final foodie stop. On the menu is coffee, as well as kategna with ayeb begomen and zzifa (crispy Ethiopian injera with berbere and klibe). For anyone still hungry (is that possible), full njera’s with a range of toppings could also be devoured.

17:15 Walk

17:30 STOP 7: Athletic Club & Social
We end the day with sundowner drinks on the balcony of this exceptional bar, restaurant, and jazz venue.

18:30: Tour ends
Guests uber from Athletic Club & Social, or we could walk back to Battery Park if the guests parked there.

Available for private group bookings, 7-days a week (10am-6:30pm).
The minimum tour price is R3900 (for up to 6 guests) or R650 per person if there are more than 6 guests.

Available on selected Saturdays as an open, public tour (10am-6:30pm)
At a special, discounted per-person rate to join a larger group: R350 for locals and R550 for international guests. Click on the ‘Open Tours’ Tab for more information.

* The above costs cover the tour guiding, storytelling and experience and EXCLUDES the cost of any food or drinks along the way. The cost for the recommended snacks on the day is R250 per person. This is NOT included in the tour price and guests will pay this in cash to the guide at the start of the tour. The guide will distribute this to the various restaurants along the way. Any drinks or additional food ordered is for the guests own account. All establishments take card payments or cash for this purpose.

To make a booking for any walking tour, send a whatsapp to + 27 82 894 5216 or email to gerald@localplaces.co.za

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