Guided tour

Yeoville: Taste of Africa Food Experience

Yeoville: Taste of Africa Food Experience

Activity provider: Honest Travel Experience

From US$ 20.89 per person

Yeoville is one of the most diverse suburbs in South Africa, known for being highly Afro-cosmopolitan with many nationalities found in 1 square mile. The area is also rich in history and African cuisine, making it the perfect place for a foodie tour.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Westminster mensions and how it has stood the test of time
  • Explore Yeoville, the Jewish suburb that has turned into a melting pot of different cultures and cuisines
  • Savor a variety of Ghanaian and Nigerian dishes at local restaruants
  • Enjoy after dinner drinks and music at the famous House of Tandoor
Full description
The Taste of Africa experience allows you to sample the best flavors of the continent with no visa requirements or expensive flights. Explore local restaurants and sample traditional Ghanaian and Nigerian dishes while learning about the ingredients and techniques that make this cuisine so special.  Meet the local guide at Westminster mensions , a family mansion that has stood the test of time. From Windybrow, hop in a minibus taxi and venture into Yeoville, stopping first at Malalahitoka for traditional Ghanaian Wat, Kifto, and Injera. Next, sample Ghanaian Pondu and Kwanga at Kin Malabo before heading "West" for Nigerian Akara and Killshi at Mama Osu. Check out Baskim, which offers a mixture of African foods such as Konkonte and Ampesie. This will include a walk through the Yeoville food market where you can purchase the fruit and vegetables you have seen in some of the dishes and recreate your favorite African dishes at home. After dinner drinks will be hosted at the famous House of Tandoor, where you can enjoy reggae music and socialize with the locals.
Includes
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Transport
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet the guide at Westminster mensions (1896). Look for a big stand-alone white block of flats . Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the activity.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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We booked this Food Experience at short notice and were surprised that we were the only participants. Tye and Shawn were excellent guides and shared interesting stories about the history and culture of this diverse neighbourhood. Most importantly, we felt very safe, especially as it's not recommended to see this place on your own. We visited four different restaurants, representing food from Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana and Cameroon. The food was really tasty although we're not used to eating with our fingers. We can highly recommend this tour which stands out from the "normal" walking tours in Joburg!

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August 27, 2022

It was a great experience, to see the culture of so many different African countries. Our guide Joe is local in this district and in his Company we still felt safe. The food was delicious (a tip: don't eat to much before). If you book this trip you have to know, in this area of Johannesburg, poverty is on the agenda.

October 16, 2022

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Product ID: 382910