On Sunday I finally got to go to Mzoli’s place in Guguletu. Its a butcher, come braai (barbecue) restaurant and a shebeen with a separate outside seating area. You can also bring your own drinks, and people pile in there with cooler boxes intent on spending the afternoon partying.
I had a total and utter jol.
The place is packed with the the most eclectic bunch of people you will ever see. International tourist, locals, celebs, you name it they all go there. Everyone is super friendly and I spent the afternoon chatting to so many people who were all there just to have a good time.
The party spills out into the street next door, and there is a carnival atmosphere with most of the women glammed up in designer labels strutting their stuff. Street vendors, resident and visitors all mingle in an organised and slightly chaotic vibe.
The music pumps all day. The drinks flow at a rapid rate. If you forget your glasses you can buy a beer bottle that has been made into a wine glass from the vendor outside for R10.
If you are a vegetarian its best if you eat before or bring your own snacks. The menu is basically meat (which you choose and buy at the butcher), pap and a tomato and onion relish. There is also mielie bread.
I simply cannot wait to go back.