Founder and guide
After spending more than 10 years working at a bank, I ditched the corporate world and qualified as a chef. I’ve worked in restaurants in Johannesburg and Zanzibar and later became a freelance food critic.
After moving to, and falling in love with, Cape Town, I set up Eat Like a Local to share my experience of Cape Town’s vibrancy and rich variety of flavours with locals and visitors alike.
In addition to being a chef and a self-confessed travel addict, I’m also a qualified and registered tour guide and it would be my pleasure to guide you during your next trip to Cape Town.
Why not join me in exploring Cape Town’s hidden gems on a quality guided food tour? Your taste buds and senses will thank you.
We love sharing the delicious food, robust history and vibrant culture Cape Town has to offer. South Africa has a painful history but we believe that food transcends differences and unites people. Our experiences are curated to connect you to one of the greatest food cities in the world and the people within it.
We have curated unique food experiences with local partners who share our passion for food. During our tours, guests will get to meet and interact with some of them.
We are proud to share our history, culture, and culinary knowledge with you. Let us take you on a journey that avoids the tourist traps and show you where and how the locals eat. We can’t wait to introduce you to Cape Town!
Meet Our Guides
I am a Hospitality Professional that has served the industry for more than 20 years with an unwavering passion.
I am fortunate to work with incredible partners that all share the same passion for service excellence, awesome food, and are as guest-centric as I am.
Join me to showcase our beautiful city, its people, culture and food.
I have been involved and working with food, in one way or another, most of my adult life. From catering to training chefs to managing and developing training projects for unskilled workers in the food industry, food and hospitality was always at the core. It is truly my passion.
More recently I spent 10 years working with organic vegetables in the UK and developed an interest and deep appreciation for sustainability and where our food comes from. An unplanned (read Covid) extended stay in the holiday town of my childhood, Hermanus, lead to an unplanned relocation. We fell in love with the place and its people and simply couldn’t leave!
This tour combines my love for Hermanus and passion for food and I would love to share that with you.
Excellent rating on tripadvisor
“Any tourists dream. This experience is a must for anyone that is interested in an authentic Cape Town food experience. The host, Rupesh, is extremely knowledgeable and great fun. Be sure to book this!“
“I would definitely do this tour again as a fun day out or to celebrate a special occasion and would recommend it to anyone who loves vegan food or is interested in learning more about Cape Town’s vegan offerings.”
“Scheduled for our first full day in South Africa, but what a great way to start. Rupesh is a guy you’d invite to your wedding! The places and the tastes he shows you are wonderful. Don’t miss out!“
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