Yesterday we made a school trip to Mzoli’s, which is a very famous restaurant in Gugulethu township in Cape Town. Nowhere else you will find a place like that.

Gugulethu is a township that resulted from the Group Areas Act of 1950 which relocated African, Coloured and Indian people by force from the inner city areas to new suburbs, often far from their places of work.

The township is located on the Cape Flats, about 18 km south-east of Cape Town. The name Gugulethu is Xhosa for “our pride”.

Gugulethu is also known for the incident involving the ‘Gugulethu seven’. Seven young men who were members of uMkhonto weSizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), were ambushed and killed by the South African security forces on the morning of March 3rd, 1986. The Gugulethu Seven Memorial was built to commemorate the life and death of those activists.

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First you buy your meat in one building and after that you go to another room where some men will grill it for you.


After grilling the meat you change places to the eating area. But it’s not like in a normal restaurant. The people there are dancing the whole time also during eating. There is a DJ who plays music and everyone gets in a party mood.


If you are visiting Cape Town you really have to visit Mzolis one day, because it’s unique! Good food and an amazing party! Everyone of us enjoyed it and we plan to make this trip again soon!


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