welcome to the Roving Bantu Kitchen & Treks

As the name suggests, the ROVING BANTU KITCHEN is now ROVING! We will be closing our current venue at 125 Caroline street in Brixton but we are NOT closing down!

Things will just run a bit differently going forward and we are excited about this new beginning

We are consolidating the Kitchen to our premises in Brixton….a mini version of the Kitchen with strictly pre arranged visits. We will taking in small groups of approximately 20 people for a Roving Bantu dining experience….along the lines of a SUPPER CLUB.

Consider ordering in lunch for your Zoom meetings, delivered to each participant. We will also cater for any dinner parties, birthday parties and gatherings you wish to host…the roving Bantu will bring everything in to create the ROVING BANTU EXPERIENCE

Our ever popular BRIXTON FIETAS HERITAGE TREKS, a walking tour, will continue. They will start and finish at the new Roving Bantu location. These walking tours are constantly being updated and will take place more frequently. They will be more affordable at 250.00 [excluding lunch. This can be offered as a prearranged option] a person with special student rates.

The Roving Bantu also offers his Inner City Treks which can be custom made to suite your needs


We will also host small intimate RADIO BANTU SUNDAY SESSIONS: jazz sessions once a month on a Sunday from our mini Brixton Beach and monthly Vinyl Sessions….

 THE ROVING BANTU MERCHANTS. Expect to be able to purchase RBK hoodies,tote bags, bucket hats and Tshirts. PolitiburO SessionS revived in merchandise as well as the house of NsAkO

These can be purchased on our online shop front where we will also be selling things we love and are happy to add any handmade and homegrown product you have to create a community shop front

Our ACCOMMODATION offering continues….find us on Airbnb or contact us directly for furnished accommodation in Brixton……short, medium or long term stays available

We have been working on a YOUTH PROGRAMME which is building up quietly and solidly every Wednesday meeting at 16.52. Covid has got us all self reflecting and deciding to make the changes that society needs…..1652…..Within A Generation…#Change Not Charity…..keep an eye out for the 1652 merch!

So in short dear friends, the Bantu is Roving but good things are afoot….Aluta Continua!


The menu is small but is always fresh and wholesome, cooked in house with love and fresh ingredients. We serve up afro soul food and you can expect to find mogodu, peanut and coconut chicken, cow heels and samp and beans on the menu. Vegetarians and vegans are also catered for. Try Sifiso’s African risotto, a combination of samp & beans cooked long and slow with pork hocks.


Sifiso is the person you want to meet when you visit a new country and you want an honest and authentic experience. He holds back nothing on the telling of this country, past, present and future. His insights are both personal, political and historical. Expect to go off the beaten track and to see things most people would not get to see if they did not know their way around. He is passionate about this country and endeavours to make a difference.

radio bantu live

Expect to catch some of the best live jazz acts Johannesburg has to offer, usually on a Friday and a Saturday night. The Radio Bantu Live stage also hosts poets and stand up comedians. Check our events page for documentary film screenings.  Bookings are advised for special events as our space is limited when it comes to live music events and performances.


If you are looking for a real Jozi experience, then Brixton is the hood for you! It is where you find people walking on the streets, children playing in the park, neighbours stopping by for a chat. Our Airbnb is well located, close to Wits University and the University of Johannesburg. Melville, SABC, Braamfontein, Rosebank and Soweto are all easily accessible. It is convenient base for academics, film makers, artists and architects, law interns and general lovers of a down to earth neighbourhood.

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