Departure date: 27 December
Welcome to Once in Joburg! This is the opening night of the Rebirth Festival, a 3 day Afro-centric event hosted by Once in Joburg. We are inspired to showcase everything there is to love about our city. Our dedicated team has created a variety of local experiences preceding the New Years festival – AFROPUNK, where the doors will be opened for an adventure through culture, taste, and sound; aiming to expand guests’ African experience beyond the festival gates.
If you can’t attend all the events, not to worry, each experience can be booked independently.
Our very own General Manager, Dylan, will be cooking some of the best traditional African dishes from recipes passed down from his Grandmother. We will also be exploring and learning about African food roots, with traditional cuisine including Ethiopian dishes, as well as a local South African Food Smorgasbord; from Durban Curry and Bunny Chow to African salads and shisa nyama (grilled meat).
Now for the best part…sip on all the flavours of South Africa while we offer gin cocktails and tastings that are infused with local botanicals endemic to this beautiful country!
About your host:
Dylan is a young African hostellier, tourism and cuisine enthusiast who grew up in Kwa-Zulu Natal with his grandmother. His grandma sparked his love for making traditional african food from a young age. Dylan also has his own food blog called “Molo” meaning “Hello” in Xhosa.