Meet on the cafe level of the City Lodge Hotel in Jozi's arty Newtown district. We start the morning with an interesting talk on the history of the area we are about to visit. A walk takes in the sights, architecture and street art of the area. Our first stop is at South Africa's famous and historic Oriental Plaza, tasting samoosas unique to this place that Nelson Mandela once visited. We pop in at a sweetmeat shop to taste this rich and very sweet Indian delicacy, before freshening up for a street drink from Mozambique. A Turkish snack is up next, while you can pop in at a great little store stocking all things edible and Asian. We sample more Indian delicacies, hand made on the street, before moving on for lunch cooked over an open fire, washed down with the local lassi or juice drinks. Dessert are treats from Jordan and Syria, the last one usually the highlight of the tour. I'll tell you interesting snippets about the area as we walk, and you get to meet my local friends, and chat to them yourselves about their delightful offerings! Also a photographer's dream, and a very safe experience.
Meet one of South Africa's top travel bloggers, ex-restaurateur, tour operator and Jozi foodie. Many people in this vibrant city share my passion for it's people and food culture. Unfortunately, due to the city's size and reputation, guests are often intimidated to find the secret spots. I am curious, love trying new things, am fascinated by different cultures and people, and especially love food! Born in Jozi, I have lived here for the past 18 years, today I am well known for my passion for this vibrant, friendly, cosmopolitan place. Hope to share it with you soon!
One lunch meal. . Street snacks & dessert Vegetarian options available. Vegetarian options available
A coconut water + a juice Please note that no alcohol is allowed in the suburb of Fordsburg.
We will be in the Muslim neighbourhood of Fordsburg. Fordsburg is community orientated and largely very safe. The relationship between Muslims in South Africa and the rest of the country is a very peaceful one - please dress appropriately.
Street Food, Art & History Walking Tour!