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Food Systems Walking Tour: Cape Town CBD And Philippi Village

2024thu25jul10:00 amthu3:00 pmFood Systems Walking Tour: Cape Town CBD And Philippi Village

Event Details

This half day journey links the food systems histories across the historic Cape Town CBD, and Philippi, early Cape Town’s breadbasket and still a significant part of the city’s agricultural output.

Part One is the City Tour, Part Two a tour of the Philippi Village food eco system. Guests meet in the city, and are transported to and from Philippi Village.

Participants meet in the city, and are returned there at the end of the programme.

Part One. Cape Town CBD Food Systems Walking Tour

Created by the SAUFFT and the tour guides hosting, in collaboration with historian and former head of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, Andrew Boraine, the tour sheds light on how history shapes the modern-day food system in Cape Town and how the contemporary city shapes our interactions with food.

Experience the vibrant food cultures on the streets and in the urban core, including tastes of classic Cape Town street food.

The walk takes participants on a loop through the city starting at Heritage Square, taking in locations such as Greenmarket Square, the station deck, the Golden Acre and the Company’s Gardens. You will never see (or taste) the city in the same way again!

Part Two. Philippi Village

This specially curated experience of the Philippi Village, right in the heart of Philippi Township, engages guests with food and community systems and stories.

Philippi Village is one of the city’s primary hubs for social entrepreneurship, urban farming and creative development. It occupies a former concrete factory, and in addition to a library, a container retail mall, graffiti gallery and skate park, there are 8 hectares of land that is being turned into productive food space.

The experience includes an orientation to the Philippi Village as a whole, and the story of the project to date, with the bulk of the time spent exploring the urban farming and food aspects of the initiative.

The ticket price includes food tastings and transport from the city to Philippi Village and back to the city.


July 25, 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+02:00)