This cheerful township eatery offers food befitting of its setting: fresh, simple, down-to-earth and uniquely South African. The menu is small but sufficient and everything is cooked on wood-burning fires in the open kitchen. Highlights include the pap, wors and chakalaka combo, Karoo-lamb chops and the Khoro platter (wors, chop, chicken, pap, chakalaka and pumpkin fritters). Two desserts are on offer: Maze custard tart with whipped cream and the most delectable apple crumble served with a large dollop of vanilla ice cream.
The winelist is succinct. It includes a cheerfully labeled house wine as well as popular varieties from different cellars. Beer is, of course, the drink of choice here.
Although somewhat on the slow side, the service is warm and friendly. Manager Loyiso ‘Roots’ Mbambo, who was born and bred in Khayamandi, is always on call and ready to offer suggestions.
While it runs the risk of becoming a tourist trap, there’s a lot of heart here. The decor is loud and fun and so is the vibe. Handpainted tables and wacky decorations (there’s a selection of framed cell phones, for example) add to the charm.
With a big-screen TV, it’s the perfect noisy venue to watch big sports matches. (AG)
AmaZink Live! tells the story of a township shebeen facing closure, but manages to keep its doors open through the magic of music. Some of the songs included are Pata Pata, The Click Song, Special Star, Skokiaan, Impi and African Dream to name but a few. AmaZink Live! is a culturallyauthentic musical. Audience interaction is encouraged and a chorus of entertaining waiters not only serves up the most delicious 3-course meal, but makes this musical experience complete.