Heritage Day calls for Shisa N

A man sells braai meat near the Khayelitsha train station

Heritage Day calls for Shisa Nyama on the Cape Flats

For many township residents, Heritage Day means a good braai, and there is no shortage of popular braai spots in Khayelitsha and Nyanga

Heritage Day calls for Shisa N

A man sells braai meat near the Khayelitsha train station

A woman sells raw lamb meat to braai at Inyanaenyongo.
A woman sells raw lamb meat to braai at Inyanaenyongo
Vendors braai lamb meat at Inyanaenyongo
Vendors braai lamb meat at Inyanaenyongo

Near the bus terminus in Nyanga, a well-known place called Inyanaenyongo sells fresh lamb meat. Inyanaenyongo is a row of braai stands situated at the corner robots of Zwelitsha Drive and Sithathu Avenue. It is popular with Somalis, taxi drivers, and people who want cheap and fast braai lamb.

Braai chicken sold at a stand at Ace Groova Park in Khayelitsha
Braai chicken sold at a stand at Ace Groova Park in Khayelitsha

Ace Groova Park in Litha Park, Khayelitsha, is popular with youngsters who enjoy a lifestyle of partying. It is open during weekdays, but gets more vibey on the weekends, when braai parties take place and DJs and other local artists entertain the patrons.

 

A vendor braais meat near the Khayelitsha train station
A vendor braais meat near the Khayelitsha train station

Outside the Khayelitsha train station, there are numerous vendors who sell braai meat daily. Many people who use the train pass by these vendors to buy a quick snack. These vendors cater well to people on the go, because the meat is always ready.

A man sells braai meat near the Khayelitsha train station
A man sells braai meat near the Khayelitsha train station
Braai chicken feet from a Nyanga street vendor
Braai chicken feet from a Nyanga street vendor

Braaied chicken feet are among the cheapest braai meats in the township and are very popular with school kids and the unemployed. This vendor is known for selling the best braai chicken feet in Nyanga.

 

A worker prepares a variety of braai meats at Maphindi’s in Nyanga
A worker prepares a variety of braai meats at Maphindi’s in Nyanga

Maphindi’s butchery is well known in the township. People from many areas in Cape Town come for the quality meat and township social scene.

Photos by Joyce Xi