Eating A Traditional Township Meal In Johannesburg, South African Style


Sakhumzi Restaurant

A traditional township meal at Sakhumzi Restaurant on the famous Vilikazi Street, Soweto

For a delicious cultural experience in Johannesburg, South Africa, head to the township of Soweto to Sakhumzi Restaurant, located right near Nelson Mandela’s old home (which is now a museum) and Desmond Tutu’s family home. The eatery serves up a delicious buffet of local foods, like baked chicken, sweet pumpkin, tripe, salad with olives and tomatoes, farmer’s sausage, cubed lamb, spicy lentils and spicy chakalaka, to name a few options. Up-beat music adds to the ambiance.


Jessica Festa
Jessica Festa is the editor of the travel sites Jessie on a Journey ( and Epicure & Culture ( Along with blogging at We Blog The World, her byline has appeared in publications like Huffington Post, Gadling, Fodor's, Travel + Escape, Matador, Viator, The Culture-Ist and many others. After getting her BA/MA in Communication from the State University of New York at Albany, she realized she wasn't really to stop backpacking and made travel her full time job. Some of her most memorable experiences include studying abroad in Sydney, teaching English in Thailand, doing orphanage work in Ghana, hiking her way through South America and traveling solo through Europe. She has a passion for backpacking, adventure, hiking, wine and getting off the beaten path.
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