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Street Party at Mzoli’s, Cape Town. Buy Beer, Cook Meat, Party Away!

If you’re travelling around South Africa and looking for an excuse to take part in a massive Street Party, then you should check out Mzoli’s and surrounds in Cape Town on a Sunday afternoon. It will be one of the most insane things you’ll ever do in your entire life!

Mzoli’s is located in the township of Gugulethu, about 15 kilometres from the Cape Town city centre. It started in 2003 as an informal place to buy meat, but it’s taken on a whole new life of it’s own since then. Lots of other places have sprung up around it and the whole street is packed full of revellers, both locals and visitors, who take part in a big meat eating and beer drinking session!



Street Party Cape Town South Africa

One of the best things about going to South Africa is pigging out on a massive braai – which is basically a barbecue where everything is cooked over wooden coals, which makes the meat tastes fantastic.

But Mzoli’s takes the braai to another level, which tends to spill out into a big street party. It’s hard to estimate numbers, but predictions are often in the number of two thousand people upwards attend this event every Sunday.

The place isn’t a rich neighbourhood, but that doesn’t matter. It definitely had a spirit and soul about it which made me think ‘what the hell am I doing, but I love this!’

The place was pumping from when I turned up to the minute I left. Even Jamie Oliver has been there, so that’s saying something.

Mzoli’s is also on Facebook.


Insane Street Party Video!

I put together a short video to show how this all works. But the basic concept is the following:

  • Step 1 – Buy beer
  • Step 2 – Buy meat
All You Can Eat Meat

Photo courtesy of Magda Cortez

  • Step 3 – Have someone cook it for you
Braai - Mzolis Cape Town

Photo courtesy of Tim Charody –

  • Step 4 – Take cooked meat to disco and party away!
Mzolis Meat

Photo courtesy of Elisa Elwin –

Here we go!

More Street Party Stuff

If you’re ever in Cape Town, I recommend going to Mzoli’s for the experience – you will definitely never forget it!

Outdoor Disco - Cape Town

I’m guessing that Mzoli’s should appear inĀ The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places.

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  1. September 21, 2013    

    Heh! It’s all about the meat! Love it…would love to go! Fun

    • September 22, 2013    

      It was loads of fun. A bit crazy though. Probably not for those who don’t like loud music and are vegetarian!

  2. September 23, 2013    

    I couldn’t go here, my girlfriend’s a vegan!

  3. September 23, 2013    

    hahaha!! OMG!

    I haven’t had any kind of meat at ALL in the last 6 weeks, whilst here in Sri Lanka, and your video has made me crave meat!! :p

    Looks like a crazy place that I’ll have to check out in SA.

  4. sbuda sbuda
    January 8, 2015    

    waww!!!! sounds good this is the Place to be, fun and eating good food is my name

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