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Township Carrotmob in Cape Town


IF the mob spends money at Malibongwe Restaurant


THEN 30% of the revenue will be used to make Malibongwe Restaurant a more environmentally sustainable business.

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19 May 2012
11:00AM - 03:00PM


Malibongwe Restaurant (Map)
2 Mthawelanga St
Cape Town 7784, South Africa

Organized by Frances van der Merwe

This Carrotmob was organised by Climate Smart Cape Town (CSCT), an initiative driven by the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition (CTCCC). The CTCCC consists of thirty member organisations made up of government departments, businesses, tertiary and research institutions, as well as NGO’s both local and international. The goal is to help reduce carbon emissions in Cape Town, to mitigate and especially to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and protecting and enhancing the natural, cultural, social and economic environment. CSCT was also responsible for Africa’s first Carrotmob held in November 2011, after which a commitment was made to organise the next Carrotmob in one of Cape Town’s townships in the metro southeast. Restaurants from Langa, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu were considered, with the winning bid coming from Malibongwe Restaurant in Khayelitsha.

You are invited to participate in the Carrotmob by booking (+2721 361 6259 or info@malibongwerestaurant.co.za) for a meal on the 19th of May between 11:00 and 15:00 and coming to enjoy a delicious set menu featuring traditional township dishes. We can guarantee wonderful food, local music, interesting people and all-in-all a unique township experience!
Directions to the venue: from the N2, take the M44/Mew Way exit (exit 25) towards Khayelitsha. Drive approximately 4 km to where Mew Way crosses Spine Road – the restaurant is located in the Lookout Hill tourism centre on the southeast corner of the crossing, with access to the parking area situated in Spine Road. Secure parking will be available.


Specifically, Malibongwe will:
1) switch to energy-efficient light bulbs,
2) set up a system to use organic waste generated by the restaurant to an urban agriculture project in a low-income area in Cape Town,
3) provide environmental awareness training to their staff, and
4) spread the word about sustainability to their local community.

About Malibongwe Restaurant:
Malibongwe Restaurant is one of the best eating out places in the Townships of the Cape Flats, and is situated in the Lookout Hill Tourism Facility on the foot of the famous Lookout Hill sand dunes. It’s not difficult to fall in love with the charming African style decoration of Malibongwe’s; it is a simple yet stylish little restaurant decorated with African art and artefacts to create an atmosphere representing African culture. The excellent African menu offers a delightful combination of dishes made with a passion for ethnic cuisine by experienced chefs who take pride in offering the best service to all Malibongwe clients. Additional services provided by Malibongwe Restaurant include product launches, conferences, spit braais, catering, corporate gifts and workshops.

LOOKOUT HILL COMPLEX: Located on the corner of Spine Rd and Mew Way. From the N2, take the Mew way exit and drive south towards Khayelitsha. From Baden Powell Rd, turn into Swartklip Rd and then right into Spine Rd.
For reservations please contact:
Ntsiki Ndzishe 083 363 8635 or Noluthando Ndzishe 083 516 6080
Fax: 086 663 9901
Email:info@malibongwerestaurant.co.za or ndzishen@yahoo.com

MON-THURS: 9am – 10pm
FRI -SAT: 9am – till morning dawn
SUN: 10am – 10pm- South African Traditional Sunday Lunch

News from the organizers

  • The big event is almost here fellow mobbers! Remember to ask for a guided tour up Lookout Hill after your awesome lunch, and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Cape Flats, Table Mountain and False Bay.
    posted by Frances van der Merwe may 17, 2012
  • Alternative directions if traveling from Somerset West:

    From the N2, take the M32/Spine Road exit (Exit number 29: Mfuleni) and turn left into Spine Road. Go straight across two traffic circles, then over a four-way stop street (approx. 4km). Just before reaching Mew Way (M44) the Lookout Hill Tourism Centre will be on your left.
    posted by Frances van der Merwe may 14, 2012
  • Hi guys!
    I have just received the menu from Ntsiki Ndzishe, the owner of Malibongwe Restaurant. It will be a buffet with the following dishes:

    Samp & stew: Samp and beans topped with chicken, beef.
    Chef's potjie: Potjie of the day, served with vegetables and your choice of starch.
    Umleqwa: Traditional free range chicken cooked to perfection and served with a starch of your choice
    Chicken livers: Pan fried in peri-peri sauce and served with roosterbrood
    Chicken wings: Flame grilled and served with a refreshing salad or pap
    Tripe: Tender tripe, served with a choice of samp and beans, pap or rice
    Amanqina: Chicken feet
    Amathumbu: Sheep intestines
    Original Smiley or half a sheep's head
    Umpokoqo: Warm krummel pap, served with a refreshing sour cream dressing, served sweetened or sour
    Rostile, Sonka Samanzi (Steam bread)
    Seasonal vegetables
    Greek Salad

    As you can see there will be a wide range of dishes to choose from, including old favourites as well as something more adventurous for those who haven't experienced township food before :)

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!
    posted by Frances van der Merwe may 9, 2012

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