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Taste of Africa Food tasting Experience & Optional Beer Tasting
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Taste of Africa Food tasting Experience & Optional Beer Tasting

By Honest Travel Experience (Johannesburg)
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Our Taste Of Africa is offered in 2 of the most Afro-cosmopolitan areas in Joburg rich in African cuisine. Yeoville (3pm)-one of the most diverse suburbs in South Africa, known for being highly Afro-cosmopolitan with many African nationals found in one square mile and a rich history due to the migration into South Africa. Maboneng-(12pm & 5pm ) a new suburb in Johannesburg which is home to Art, Culture,graffiti and a variety of African foods Both these areas offer great experiences when it comes to african cuisine.Our Taste of Africa experience will give you a taste of the continent with no visa requirements or expensive flights. The experience will offer guests the ability to try a variety of different African foods from - South African meals - Ghanaian - Nigerian - Cameroonian - Zimbabwean - Congolese Each food tasting will include at least 4 dishes we will be trying on the day. You can also include African beer tasting with your booking to enjoy the beers on the continent.
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Ages 0-80, max of 25 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Lunch
  • All Meals
  • Host
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • African Beer Tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Johannesburg
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • Pick up & Drop Off


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Westminster Mansions., Highlands St, Yeoville, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa
    This is only for the 3pm tour :Please Note: Uber drivers will tell you it's dangerous & you shouldn't go there, it's only dangerous for Uber because there is a territorial battle between Ubers and Meter Taxis. Uber's can do drop off in the area but are not allowed to do pick up. Thank you
  • Option 2
    20 Kruger St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
    Please note this starting point is for all tours starting at 12 pm & 5pm only. Please contact us as soon as you make your booking.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139575P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please not Ubers are not allowed in the area please arrange with you host for transport prior
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Taste of Africa Food tasting Experience & Optional Beer Tasting?
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    • Honest Travel Experience (Johannesburg)
      318
      South Africa
      Joined in April 2019
    • Ralph2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Photo experience with Romeo
      Did the photo experience with Romeo Great guy to be with Has a lot of local knowledge and he is a pleasure to be with I really recommend doing the experience with him
      Written 19 February 2024
    • zaniahb2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great art, great tour!
      There are so many talented artists both trained and untrained in South Africa! I especially loved the art gallery in the Ellis park arena. We learned about each artist and the emotions they wanted to show in their art work. In Victoria Yards, we also visited a distillery with the most tasteful gin you can find, using oranges only grown and found in this specific part of South Africa.
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    • Explorer00319821683
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very reliable and cool tour guide.
      A very reliable and cool tour guide. It is a good choice to tour the city of Johannesburg by bicycle. Since I was the only one in the cycling group, I asked him to take me to the place where the street photography was taken. Got a lot of satisfying photos. Without him, I wouldn’t even dare to take out my camera. He can solve all the troubles caused when taking pictures. I encountered some small problems during the itinerary. Since I purchased a 5-hour trip for one day, the message from the tour guide company was a half day tour , he was a nice person and took me ride for 4 hours (not 5 hours). Travelers who like photography can participate.
      Written 26 November 2023
    • Emmaculate A
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nightlife in JNB
      I found out about the nightlife tour the last minute of my Johannesburg visit and I decided to take part, I had much fun and I wish I knew about this earlier, this is a great Idea especially if u are traveling solo. Gio is really doing a good job, taking care of his clients and making sure they are comfortable engaging in conversations so you don’t feel bored
      Written 15 November 2023
    • 324macarenag
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to learn about Joburg!
      Great experience!! there is history in every meter of the city. the guide answered all my questions and we had a lot of fun!
      Written 25 October 2023
    • Odyssey33663743088
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The coolest way to explore the city
      Such a cool way to explore the city! The views were spectacular and our guide was very well informed. My favourite part was exploring the hidden gems of the city.
      Written 25 October 2023
    • Culture17805691749
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Explore Jozi by Night with a Local!!!
      I decided to do a little stay-cation, and this nightlife was one of the tours I booked from Honest Travel. Gio was an exceptional host, and I enjoyed every bit of this tour. I highly recommend it if you want to explore Joburg at night but want to do so with a local. I joined a couple on this tour and felt very safe throughout.
      Written 25 October 2023
    • Martin_globe_explore
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An authentic view of the city
      Very enjoyable three hours. Our guide Max was very knowledgeable and helped to make the walk memorable. Would definitely recommend.
      Written 11 October 2023
    • nat_liag392
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting tour in the Johannesburg city centre
      We had a chance to get to know two amazing local guides - Sean and Angela. Sean told us about history of the city, importance of art for the locals and showed us many hidden gems. Thank you guys!
      Written 11 September 2023
    • jr1402019
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good Joburg option
      Guide was cool and knowledgeable. He worked with my time and gave out some good insights. I got enough info and was able to go explore some on my own. Good option tour to check out.
      Written 7 September 2023
    • ancianev
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really nice tour of central Joburg !
      We had an awesome time with Sean touring New Town. He’s such a nice and knowledgeable person, I could ask him any and all questions. It was fun and chill, full of anecdotes, adapting the rhythm to my rhythm. The area is full of street art and history and that was just what I was looking for. Thanks heaps, it felt like walking the area with a friend !
      Written 5 September 2023
    • mariasV7820UI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome tour!
      Sean did the most amazing tour for us! It was kind of freestyle tour where you can ask all kind of questions that pop up in your head and get interesting and detailed answers. We explored the central area, went to a museum, saw saw beautiful graffiti and generally caught Joburg vibe thanks to this tour. Hightly recommended to anyone!
      Written 3 September 2023
    • alextor7
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience on Sean's walking tour
      A group of 4 of us were taken around in downtown Joburg by our tour guide Sean. We had a great time, he was very informative and we really enjoyed the stops he took us to. Can't reccomend this your enough as it helped us learn more about the history of the city's diverse background.
      Written 22 August 2023
    • jullionc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Walking Tour in Downtown Joburg
      After multiple stories of how dangerous and inaccessible Johannesburg is for tourists and staying in Sandton where I felt safe (and in a great guesthouse) but the vibe felt very much MEH, Thai (spelling?) was a terrific tour guide who made the city come alive through his fact telling, personality, and sense of humor. I learned a tremendous amount of history and social context that really helped me understand the city I was visiting better. I appreciated learning the cultural and historical nuances of life in Newtown before and after the World Cup and the story behind the train graveyard located under the Nelson Mandela Bridge. The market he dropped us off at the end of the tour was also super cool and his recommendations for Maboneng were spot on. Highly recommend!
      Written 21 August 2023
    • Wanderer62881163743
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      See Newtown with Sean
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      Written 18 August 2023
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    Joao
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Solo
    this is a tour you don’t want to miss out on. It takes you deep within the community in a way that most tourists would not be able to do without a guide. By doing that they also allow you to taste the most authentic African cuisine there is. It’s not something you’ll forget about any time soon.
    Written 4 August 2021
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    Rich Z
    Syracuse, NY442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    What an amazing experience! My wife and I began our South African honeymoon in Johannesburg with an incredible food tour of Yeoville. It was like an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown". Our guides Ty and Dalu were super knowledgeable and so friendly. They really got to know us and we to know them as they gave us many recommendations about future travel destinations in and out of their country that we should explore. The food was amazing as we got to sample authentic food from 4 restaurants, one each from Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, and Ethiopia. The whole fish at the Cameroon restaurant, that was simply grilled with fantastic spices and slices of tomato and onion, is still something we are telling everyone about and ranks number 1 of all the meals we ate over our 12 day honeymoon. Unfortunately, our guides could not pry the recipe from the wonderful woman who owned the place. They told us the stories behind the food and we met lots of great people along the way. We heard a very extensive history of the area, the cultures, and Johannesburg in general. We also got to walk through the local market and see all the vegetables, meats, and spices everyone uses to cook. Yeoville is not the safest area but these guys made us feel completely at ease. No issues. If you really want to get to know Johannesburg and the culture/food, this is the trip for you. I highly recommend that you spend an afternoon with Ty and Dalu. You won't be disappointed!
    Written 6 July 2022
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    rasven
    london8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020
    Celebrated our anniversary with this incredible food adventure. We were completely blown away. Breathtaking city views, electric vibes, welcoming people, and amazingly authentic taste sensations from Ethiopia, Cameroon, Congolese and Southern Afrofusion. Franck and his team from Honest Travel Experiences treated us like royalty and were super hospitable and friendly. We were really blown away by their knowledge of the area, it's cultures, people and history. Thanks for a hell of a night! We will be back for our next adventure soon!!
    Written 7 September 2020
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    We say it, as we see it...
    England, UK33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PLUS
    + The hosts generally make you feel like you were in safe hands .
    + They educated the group on the cultural background of the different African foods.
    + They kindly reminded us not to over feast, as there was more food to come.
    + Hosts were happy to arrange transportation home.
    + Hosts were happy to answer general travel queries and provide advise/guidance for abroad visitors.

    MINUS
    - They should consider making “beer tasting” an add on choice for travellers willing to explore African beers.
    Written 23 August 2022
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    AmandaL_Jozi
    Pretoria5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020
    This was an incredible tour that really showed us the hidden gems of Yeoville, the mosaic of migrant cultures and life in the city. We had an incredible time, and ate until we couldn't any more. Franck is a great tour guide and has a wonderful vision, and the rest of the team were stars! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
    Written 28 September 2020
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    PinkPanthea
    Johannesburg, South Africa223 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021 • Friends
    An authentic, delicious and lively experience. The Honest guys know the hidden gems in the city and share their knowledge and information freely with their guests. Loved that all the restaurants on the African food tour were within walking distance, great to explore a part of the city that otherwise would’ve been lost to me. Ended the evening with a Vodacom tower selfie. Great experience! Would definitely join again and also recommend it to others - locals and tourists alike.
    Written 29 March 2021
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    Elinor
    London, UK7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    Because of all the changes made necessary by the pandemic, I was treated to a private tour by the company founder himself, Mr Franck Leya, and his friend Jo (who has just started his own food tour business and was tagging along to see the maestro at work). I don’t think it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Franck is Yeoville and Yeoville is Franck. Having moved to South Africa as a child, Franck has a story about every nook and cranny of the Berea, Yeoville and Hillbrow area and seems to bump into friends at every turn!
    It is tricky to rate the food tour fairly because the ongoing health crisis restricted what we could do safely. Some of the venues that the tour would normally visit had to be cut as they were not ‘Covid-compliant’ and some were not open due to the liquor ban making business difficult. Another thing to note is that most of the traditional African meals are eaten with your hands, something that is usually a very enjoyable social interaction, but not safe in the present predicament.
    That being said, I would probably pay Franck just to hang out with me for a day as he is an extremely switched on guy and has a wealth of knowledge and insight to share. I will book this tour again when the world is back to normal, but already feel much richer for having experienced this neighbourhood and will watch its ongoing regeneration with a vested interest. Top tip – pack some extra wet wipes and maybe a Spork for now.
    Written 24 January 2021
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    Gotthebluesforred
    Sydney, Australia243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an excellent tour and well worth booking. Walking the Maboneng neighbourhood with Jo, a local from neighbouring Yeoville, was an experience. The origins of the street art and graffiti, the vibrancy of the local people, the amazing smells and tastes of the food and the local school kids made it all very memorable. We tried South African ‘burgers’, Nigerian maize and spicy beef stew and Ghanaian rice and crispy fish all washed down with local beers. Jo was very patient and accommodating as we stopped for photos, asked questions and gave excellent commentary in English for me and French for the other guests. Highly recommend 💫
    Written 13 June 2023
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    Bernice F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    This was such a wonderful and unique experience to taste foods from across the African diaspora while taking in the sights and sounds of Joburg! What you may not know is that the city is a melting pot of many different African cultures. As a result, there is a lot of richness in the cuisine available. The guides with Honest Tours are very thorough and knowledgeable and you can tell that they are at home when walking around. We had the pleasure of being with Tye for this tour and we felt secure the whole route in his presence. It was an ideal introduction to the downtown area of the city! We decided to do more tours with the Honest Tour company after this one!
    Written 1 April 2023
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    Sisa N
    Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    Excellent experience with Tye and his team. The food was amazing, the tour was very informative, the team was very friendly. I totally recommend anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the African food culture to experience this tour.
    Written 10 July 2022
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