I uploaded 361 photographs from my trip to Robben Island last night, so it’s going to take me a little while to sort through them and write about the day but I’ll try to post about it before I go to Zimbabwe next week.
In the meantime, here are photos from last Sunday when I went with a group to Mzoli’s in Guguletu, one of the townships in Cape Town. Mzoli’s started off as a butcher’s shop – and now it’s what you might loosely call a restaurant, and a Capetonian hotspot – especially on Sunday afternoons.
Mzoli’s operates a bring your own policy so we went to the nearby shebeen to buy beer. Shebeens (the name suggests some Irish person visited a township way back when) are informal off licences. Very informal. This one was in a one room shack where a lady had a fridge full of beer.
This is not a place for vegetarians. It’s all about the meat. For 25R a head, you get a huge basin full of different kinds of meat.
If you really want, you can get some pap (sort of cornmeal porridge, like a bland polenta) on the side. But that’s it: no vegetables, no salads. You eat with your hands.