Join our chefs in our Outdoor Kitchen and restaurant where we cook the traditional way – in potjies (cast iron pots) over fire. Make use of vegetables and herbs in our own and community garden together with fresh ingredients and exotic spices to learn how to stir up a chicken stew, vegetarian curry with the African starch pap and our famous chakalaka salad!
The tour starts at 10am in our Outdoor restaurant located at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers. We start our tour with a walk to our community pumpkin farm and our own perma-culture garden where we grow various vegetables and herbs. Depending on the season we are also able to source other locally grown vegetables such as maize, beans and squash.
Our vegetable garden is directly joint with another community project of greening an open space close to our Outdoor Restaurant and our guide will take our guests on a short walk around the area and from a viewpoint point out some of Soweto’s famous landmarks and historical sites.
Back at Lebo’s it is time to start chopping and peeling and learn how to cook over fire. Our chef will take you through step by step for our traditional African meal. Cooking time is about one and a half hour and at around 1pm the meal will be ready to be served and enjoyed.
Before enjoying your meal, you will be invited to a beer drinking ceremony where you will learn about our home brewed beer Umqhombothi. Thereafter, sit down in our community park where our Outdoor Restaurant is located and enjoy the meal you have just created.
We will start our tour by reaching a look out point of Orlando East and West. You will get an introduction of Soweto – it’s size, the history of how Soweto was formed and the people that make up this large township. You will see and learn more about some of our landmarks such as the Orlando stadium and the brightly painted Orlando towers. Learn one of the many greetings to interact with people along the way!