Explore Cape Town with local experts

Dive into bespoke tours and adventures that bring you closer to the heart of the Mother City.

Local Knowledge

We have expert drivers & hosts each with many decades of experience hosting guests in Cape Town.  We know this city like the back of our hands.  Let us take care of you and show you around "Our City".

Safe as Houses!

Our localized experience allows us to always know where to go, when, and how best to overt obstacles, resulting in stress-free time for all.  Relax, be calm, and let us do the hard work.

100% Local, 100% Sustainable

We only use guides local to the area we tour in,  this ensures safe and authentic experiences and contributes towards travel sustainability.

Daily Scheduled Tours

Guests doing a walking tour down Chiappinni Street Bo-Kaap

A unique Bo-Kaap tour with tea break & snacks 1.5hrs

Embark on a journey of discovery with our beloved 1.5-hour Bo-Kaap tour, offered twice daily. Our resident guides, who call this vibrant community home, will lead you on a magical 1-hour walking tour, immersing you in the authentic and vibrant spirit of Bo-Kaap. The tour ends in a tranquil garden, where you will savour traditional tea and delectable Bo-Kaap snacks.

Ladies doing a home-based cooking class

The Bo-Kaap tour, cooking class & lunch 3.5hrs

Our incredible experience takes you on a walking tour through the vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood and to South Africa's oldest spice shop, where you'll get the lowdown on Masala must-haves. After strolling through Bo-Kaap's must-see sites, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get cooking! You'll learn how to whip up four amazing dishes in our cooking class, and then sit down to indulge in a traditional Cape Malay feast made from your own creations. As a bonus, you'll walk away with a recipe booklet and Masala Mix to keep the foodie fun going at home.

Cape Malay food from Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

The Bo-Kaap tour & Cape Malay lunch 2.5hrs

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we journey through the rich and flavourful food history of Bo-Kaap! We'll kick things off at a local hot spot, where we'll munch on the nation's favorite doughnut before visiting South Africa's oldest spice store. To finish off, you'll dive into a 3-course lunch of traditional Cape Malay dishes, right in the heart of a Bo-Kaap home. Bon appétit!


Get Closer to Africa

At Closer Experiences, we pride ourselves on offering unique and unforgettable travel experiences that allow you to truly immerse yourself in the true local culture across the African continent.

Our team of expert guides will take you off the beaten path and show you the hidden gems of each destination, providing insider knowledge and local insights along the way.


Our services

aerial view of the city of Cape Town from the top of Bo-Kaap

Guided City& Bo-Kaap Tours

Experience the rich history, heritage and beauty of Cape Town with our knowledgeable local guides who grew up in the City.

Aerial view of the head of Lions Head and the Table Mountain Cable Car on a cloudy day

Best of Cape Town Itineraries

Let us wow you with our expertly crafted curated itineraries that grant unique access to the very best that South Africa has to offer. 

Cape Town Minstrals playing at a cultural event

Events & Catering

We are event and food experts specializing in Cape Malay cuisine and culture with over a dozen successful events completed for large brands and corporations.  Talk to us about your event.

"Closer Experiences offers unique tourism experiences in the City of Cape Town and beyond. Get closer to Cape Town with unforgettable adventures tailored to showcase the best of this vibrant city."

Explore the beauty of Bo-Kaap with resident guides

Bo-Kaap is South Africa's first neighborhood and home to the national cuisine, Islamic heritage and cultural ancestry. And what better way to unravel the mysteries of this pioneering township than through the eyes of those who call it home.

A tour group in Bo-Kaap's Chiappinni Street

New Cape Town Four20 Social Experience

The CPT.Four20X is a must-try for all cannabis enthusiasts or anyone wanting to explore the best social spaces in Cape Town. Our tour takes you through a selection of exclusive member's clubs each known for their amazing atmosphere and products. Discover CBD & THC products and even medicinal mushrooms. Each stop offers something unique, so you'll feel like a kid in a candy store again. Our all-inclusive experience has a guided tour, food samplings, educationals, secure chauffeured transport, scenic coastal drives, and a gourmet 3-course lunch. As a bonus, you'll receive a gift bag packed with premium freebies, like any true VIP experience.

Cannabis Members Club

About us

We are a group of dedicated individuals committed to a high standard of service excellence, one could say it's in our DNA.  With years of experience in the industry, we strive to be the best in our field and put our customers first. Our team is passionate about building relationships and creating an environment where everyone feels welcome. We work hard to ensure that your time and experience with us is perfect, going the extra mile if we need to.

Come join us on a stress-free discovery of this beautiful city we call home.  Get closer with us!

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