Welcome to The Food and The Fabulous® Food Tours

Pic by Mark Cameron

Pic by Mark Cameron

Food and The Fabulous® Food Tours

Hi! My name is Ishay Govender-Ypma and I’m looking forward to tailoring a delicious experience for you in Cape Town.

In brief, the Food and the Fabulous Food Tours are Food Explorations of Cape Town and can be tailored from one day, to a week , depending on the your interests. Would you like to dabble in a bit of delicious or do prefer to delve into the industry and chat to farmers, visit markets, cook in the kitchens of chefs or locals? Would you like advice on where to eat breakfast, lunch and supper?

I have in more than a decade of living in Cape Town, acquired the insider’s knowledge on where locals spend their time. I don’t promote restaurants based on commission, and this ensures that when you eat at a place, you can rest assured I’ve eaten there and I love it. But more than where to eat, i share stories and memories to associate with our food.

Our food history in long and rich: from Malay to Dutch, Afrikaans, English, Indian and French. South African food heritage is complex, interwoven and an eater’s delight!

vendor in Khayelitsha

About Me

I am a former commercial law attorney, and now I write about food, culture and travel for various publications, develop recipes and explore the world as much as I can. You can read some of my work here.

I am fascinated by people and that wonderful bridge between culture and food, and all the associated aspects of food anthropology.

I am very involved in social media and social causes such as child literacy and the challenge of hunger. I can be found at http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

Together we bring our knowledge of food and the travel industry to present these bespoke Food and the Fabulous Food Tours.

dining by the sea

How we work with local communities

I can offer you standard and custom packages and I may be available to accompany the tour, or alternatively I employ a trusted guide in my absence to cover a specific area. (one or the either is highly recommended).

grabbing a 'walkie talkie'

Furthermore, I  believe in empowering locals who have the knowledge in their own areas or with specific cuisine. This creates an authentic experience for you, the  guest. I have created these relationships and entrust the locals who are fully qualified guides, to ‘take over’ and showcase the flavours of their areas in their own way.

Read about a tour with the Irish Food Board, for a week in Cape Town: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/the-fabulous/culinary-exploration-of-cape-town-with-the-irish-food-board-bord-bia/

Tours: 1 Day, 2 Day and longer tours. Email me for the itinerary.

Contact me via the Get In Touch Page for info and prices

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