Cape Food & Wine Tours is the brainchild of two food & wine lovers: Hendrik & Chrissy Human. We are the owners of Earthstompers Adventures, a travel company who has been operating Garden Route tours for more than a decade. Building on our experience in the tourism industry and our love of all things foodie, we launched Cape Food & Wine in 2014.
Charlene Pepler joined forces with us in 2015 to serve as an expert guide and experience creator for Cape Food & Wine Tours, having studied Viticulture and Wine at the University of Stellenbosch, and worked at several wineries both locally and abroad.
We believe that Cape Town is one of the world’s most interesting and under-explored culinary destinations, and it is our mission to introduce tourists to the amazing food and wine of South Africa.
Meet the team
Hendrik - owner, experience consultant & logistics
After studying tourism in Stellenbosch, Hendrik followed his passion and started Earthstompers Adventures in 2006 and has been in the tourism industry ever since.
Weekend outings for Hendrik and Chrissy always involve food & wine adventures and exploring the beautiful Western Cape. On one of these outings in 2014, they decided to turn this passion of theirs, exploring Food & Wine, into a second business. Right there and then the idea for Cape Food & Wine tours was born.
Chrissy - owner & business management
Chrissy is an American by birth and a South African by heart. She moved to South Africa from the USA in 2012, and quickly took over administrative and business management.
She believes that South Africa's food and wine are some of the best in the world, and feels lucky to have a "real job" working in this field.
Charlene - freelance tour guide and experience creator
Charlene Pepler joined forces with Cape Food & Wine in 2015 to serve as an expert guide and experience creator for Cape Food & Wine Tours, having studied Viticulture and Wine at the University of Stellenbosch, and worked at several wineries both locally and abroad.
What a treat to have Charlene as your guide. Not only is she the brainchild behind many of Cape Food and Wine itineraries, but she knows her wines and all the hidden foodie gems around Cape Town and the winelands.
Radheeka - freelance tour guide
Radheeka was born in Kenya, but has been living in “the coolest city in the world”, Cape Town, since 2000. Like many of us in tourism, she has had many interesting twists in her career – studying journalism at the University of Cape Town, owning her own bakery, marketing wine, and working as a business development manager - before finding her calling as a South African tour guide.
Radheeka loves discovering new places in Cape Town and is always on the lookout for the next foodie experience.