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Meet and dine with local storyteller

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.Johannesburg, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Vanita Nyembezi

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

1) You will be invited to my private studio. We will introduce each other over coffee and healthy snacks.

2) I will provide you with a prompt from a selection of metaphysical, musical, philosophical, travel and spiritual African stories to guide the storytelling tone and direction. The stories will be deep, entertaining or light depending on the mood.

3) After the first story, I will introduce you to some key aspects of African food and how it defines who we are or are not. We will cook together an east/south/west African food using healthy oils and organic ingredients.

4) After eating, we will relax over tea or wine. You will digest your meal on a warm sofa while exchanging thoughts and ideas about anything and everything.
1) You will be invited to my private studio. We will introduce each other over coffee and healthy snacks.

2) I will provide you with a prompt from a selection of metaphysical, musical, philosophical, travel and spiritual African stories to guide the storytelling tone and direction. The stories will be deep, entertaining or light depending on the mood.

3) After the first story, I will introduce you to some key aspects of Afri…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will cook an authentic African dish together from fresh ingredients.
  • Drinks
    Alcoholic wine and beer will be available to order.
From $40
/ person
Mon, Oct 26
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Tue, Oct 27
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Wed, Oct 28
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Vanita Nyembezi

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a multimedia storyteller and local traveller. I want to expose you to food and the ideas which preoccupy us in our everyday. I want to share with you the Africa we know and want you to seek, outside of trendy bucket lists and destinations.
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Where you'll be

We will be indoors, within a city-based private studio. Maboneng Precinct is a colourful and creative community full of artsy spaces, architecture and amazing restaurants should you want to widen your experience beyond dinner and stories.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Latoya
February 2020
This was my first AirBNB Experience, and it was remarkable. Nyembezi made me feel welcome, like we have been friends for a long time. She has an intriguing perspective on Johannesburg, South Africa and the wider African continent. The local food was good and I enjoyed the copious amounts of wine on offer. I will be booking this experience again to learn even more and network with her diverse group of friends. I would recommend this as the first activity a vistor should choose if they want an authentic and rich perspective and experience of Maboneng, Johannesburg. Nyembezi is a 5-star host.
This was my first AirBNB Experience, and it was remarkable. Nyembezi made me feel welcome, like we have been friends for a long time. She has an intriguing perspective on Johannesb…
Akiko
January 2020
お勧めします!ホストもホストのご家族や友人もとても親切にしてくれました。 美味しい伝統料理を一緒に作って食べ、沢山の話を聞かせてくれました。 私は英語が得意ではありませんが、分からない単語は簡単な単語に言い換えてくれたので、ほぼ理解できたと思います。 アフリカの国々の歴史や文化を知るのにとても良いツアーでした。 料理が煮えるまでの間だけ、少し街を歩いて案内してくれました。夜のヨハネスブルグを観光客だけで歩くことは危険だと思うので、とても貴重な体験をさせてもらいました。
Andrew
January 2020
Nyembezi and her family are so warm, welcoming, and interesting. They made us comfortable in their home, and my wife and I had a wonderful evening getting to know them!
Charlotte
January 2020
It was a great experience and lovely moment. The food was great. The stories were interesting and deep, we learned a lot. It was the best way of ending our trip.
Lavar
December 2019
Look. If you want to know about the community and culture, receive a warm embrace, and hear some great stories from a great person, this is the experience you need. She was very knowledgeable about her topics, and had history and stories that would have lasted until the next day. I’m glad I booked this experience. Vanita is wonderful and so is her cooking. The food was delicious and it was a culture dish within this community. If you’re looking to dive right into the culture with great people, again, book this experience!
Look. If you want to know about the community and culture, receive a warm embrace, and hear some great stories from a great person, this is the experience you need. She was very kn…
Bridgette
December 2019
nyembezi is an amazing host. the knowledge that she has about south africa and malawi is impressive! i appreciated the personal touches, like meeting me in the lobby, asking about dietary restrictions, and asking about me. the food was delicious. the stories she told were engaging and delightful. it was like sitting with a good friend. we stayed way past the ending time because we were having such a good time.
nyembezi is an amazing host. the knowledge that she has about south africa and malawi is impressive! i appreciated the personal touches, like meeting me in the lobby, asking abou…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Open mind

Own (or cash for) alcohol