welcome to the Roving Bantu Kitchen & Treks

The Roving Bantu Kitchen is NOT a restaurant. It is an eatery, a living museum, a Kultural base showcasing and exhibiting all what it is to be African, to be South African, past and present

The experience is unique yet familiar and as many say: they feel right at home here at the Kitchen. Our offering is homely and simple, our conversation is controversial and thought provoking. No one day is ever the same and each time you visit us you will experience something new,  whether it be in conversation, a meal or a performance, we can guarantee that it is always cooking in the Kitchen.


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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