The tour is approximately 3 hours in duration and includes 1 meal and 1 drink.
Take an evening stroll with our local guides through the heart and heritage of Rockey Streetinclude Google Maps image of the road in Yeoville. The walk includes some spectacular views, forgotten Victorian architecture and some rich political heritage, to accompany the tasting journey. It's a fair walk, so you'll be sure to work up an appetite.
We visit a Congolese / Ethiopian village on our first stop to explore the cross pollination of injeraan East African sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture to Pondua traditional Congolese recipe for a classic stew of cassava leaves (saka-saka) flavored with onion, red palm oil, chillies, garden eggs and tinned sardines or mackerel. Here our guests enjoy the vibrancy of African diversity. We break the meals up by including a lovely market exploration, with predominantly West African influence. Here we encourage our participants to support our local businesses so bring your moola (cash).
The experience is topped off with a main meal at a Cameroonian eatery that boasts some of the best carapaugrilled Poruguese Mackerel. Maybe include a picture and chips in town. It's served with a brave chili sauce and cooked on a braai (open flame grill). After some kwasa kwasaa dance created by Jeannora who was a mechanic in Kinshasa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo that started in the 1980s where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips. It is very popular in Africa, our Zola BuddSouth African township slang for minibus taxi. The minibus taxis are known in South Africa for their speed just like Zola Budd, a South African born British Olympic track and field competitor.
We went on a culinary tour through Yeoville - also seen as one of the "dangerous" parts of Jozi. We walked - yes on foot while the sun was setting - through the lively streets of Yeoville, stopping on Yeoville heath to take in the most incredible view of Jozi. We then proceeded to a Congolese pub for starters and a drink then moved on to a Cameroonaise seafood restaurant for mains and washed it down with big courts of beer. The starter, well was interesting... the mains - grilled fish - delicious! The experience and the realization that we are part of a much bigger picture was a huge eye opener. We met some awesome people on the tour and saw some great things along the way.
Definitely worth going on a tour with these guys, they know so much about the people who live in the area and they are really passionate in trying to change everyone's perception of our inner city. Well done guys! Keep it up!