A Pan-African Culinary Experience

Mopani worms from the Yeoville market – MARTIN HOFFMAN

The Lowdown

Feel the vibrancy of Africa's melting pot of culture through an unforgettable culinaryTwo African restaurants and one food market experience.




Adult 65+  


6 to 18  

Babies & Toddlers

< 6 years


The taste of Yeoville

A Pan-African Culinary Experience

Tour Details

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 and would require some vasbytAfrikaans word for trying a bit harder through the undulating streets.

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 moola moolaSouth African slang for money.

We top the experience 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 braaiRich South African culture of cooking on an open flame. 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 Budd South 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. 

  • Come with an open mind
  • There is secure parking available at Ponte City (our starting point)
  • Unfortunately there is no cash accepted on our premises
  • Dlala Nje offers no cash refunds. Please refer to cancellation policy.
  • It's a moderate walk so come in comfortable shoes
  • Bring some extra cash with you so you can buy stuff from the markets and support our local businesses.
  • We encourage you to live in the moment, but if you want to bring camera’s you’re welcome – however no professional photography – and remember to always ask people if they’re happy for you take their photo before snapping away.
  • Leave prejudices at home.
Taxi ride back to Ponte – JONO WOOD

the golden nugget

Butchery scene on Rockey st, Yeoville - JONO WOOD
Yeoville in the 80's - GIDEON MENDEL

Carapau in a cameroonian eatery - JONO WOOD
In the Yeoville market - JONO WOOD

YEOVILLE, where are you from?

Extract from the film "Dlala Nje tours" - MATTE BOX MEDIA
Living in Yeoville - GIDEON MENDEL

Exploring the Yeoville market - JONO WOOD
Boasting the best fish & chips in town, Yeoville - JONO WOOD
Yeoville in the 80's - GIDEON MENDEL