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Pozay - Experience Cultures

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People and culture
Price range: R 250 pppn – R 750 pppns

After a lifetime of travelling to all corners of the world, and tiring of the converging similarity of canned experiences offered by an increasingly uncreative global travel and tourism industry, we asked ourselves a simple question, “What is it we most enjoy when we travel?” The answer was simple yet complicated. What we most enjoyed was meeting local people, spending time with them, ideally on their own turf, discovering what made them tick; their likes, their dislikes, their beliefs, their outlook on life, their day to day cuisine. Those moments when we were lucky enough to be invited in to a local family’s home to spend the evening hanging out, chatting, eating and drinking are among our most memorable, interesting and educative experiences. Yet, these experiences were far and few between, and generally a rare result of chance.

Founded in 2014 and based in Cape Town, South Africa, Pozay was created to enable these experiences. Visitors (or locals for that matter) are able to book an interesting evening of fun, food, laughter and conversation with local families of varying cultures.

To ensure quality, we screen all host families and work with hosts to ensure guests’ expectations are understood.

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Facilities

  • Languages spoken
  • english

Contact Details

Address

  • 66 Chester Road
  • Walmer Estate
  • Cape Town
  • 7925

Break bread with an "African"

People and culture

Want to taste some inyama yegusha, iimbotyi or amasi. A bit of utywala beer or fiery chakalaka? Want to practice some tongue-twisting ‘click’ words? mmm..if you thought we were all Africans well, you were right! Yet some major ethnic groups such as the Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Bapedi, Venda, Tswana, Tsonga, Swazi and Ndebele peoples are often collectively referred to as “African” or “Black African”. Although this doesn't make a lot of sense to us, it's most likely a legacy of the crazy apartheid era. What do I get? You get an experience you will not forget. Typically this includes a minimum of a 3 course meal, great conversation and insight into a unique culture. What can I expect? You will arrive at your hosts residence via either our arranged transport or on your own. Dinner is usually at 7 so you should try to be there 5-10 minutes before. Your host will introduce themselves, you will relax, chit chat, have a meal and simply enjoy this unique experience. What might the possible menu be? As you can imagine this is a diverse group of peoples and so expect a diverse range of dishes. Could include inyama yegusha (sort of a lamb casserole) or iimbotyi (beans dish) and possibly washed down with amasi (a type of milk drink) What about alcohol? Alcohol may or may not be served. This is up to your host and depends on their custom. Remember, you are there to experience their way of life and so whatever they typically do so will you! How do I get there? Pozay.com has screened and handpicked a host of taxi drivers that will get you to your dinner safely and on time. When booking, please be sure to let us know whether you require transport. What will my host be like? Your host has been screened and vetted by us, so expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts love big crowds, so don't be surprised if they have their whole family present, or an old friend or two. This is how we roll in SA! Just arrive, kick back and enjoy the ride. How far is it from CT city centre? Your host is in most cases located within 15mins of the city centre so even in peak hour traffic you should be relatively okay to get there on time. Is this a child friendly experience? All our hosts adore children, and you could very well be dining with their children as well. We do however request you do not bring any wild animals along, remember this is Africa and we have more than enough of our own.

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Rate: R500 - R750



Kuier met Afrikaners - Visit with Afrikaners

People and culture

Ja-nee, enjoy the more-ishness of biltong, or the heavenly satisfaction of malva pudding while listening to some boeremusiek. Afrikaners, descended mainly from Dutch, German and French settlers, developed a unique culture flavoured with delectables such as droewors, malva pudding and melk tert. What do I get? You get an experience you will not forget. Typically this includes a minimum of a 3 course meal, great conversation and insight into a unique culture. What can I expect? You will arrive at your hosts residence via either our arranged transport or on your own. Dinner is usually at 7 so you should try to be there 5-10 minutes before. Your host will introduce themselves, you will relax, chit chat, have a meal and simply enjoy this unique experience. What might the possible menu be? Afrikaners are the masters of the comfort meal. You might well get to try some Potjiekos (ultra slow-cooked and mouthwateringly delicious stew) or Malva pudding (a delicious pudding with a spongy caramelised texture, hints of apricot jam and served with a warm custard or ice cream...yummmm!) And let us not forget, Afrikaners invented South Africa’s favourite snack - Biltong! Give these people an award! What about alcohol? Alcohol may or may not be served. This is up to your host and depends on their custom. Remember, you are there to experience their way of life and so whatever they typically do so will you! How do I get there? Pozay.com has screened and handpicked a host of taxi drivers that will get you to your dinner safely and on time. When booking, please be sure to let us know whether you require transport. What will my host be like? Your host has been screened and vetted by us, so expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts love big crowds, so don't be surprised if they have their whole family present, or an old friend or two. This is how we roll in SA! Just arrive, kick back and enjoy the ride. How far is it from CT city centre? Your host is in most cases located within 15mins of the city centre so even in peak hour traffic you should be relatively okay to get there on time. Is this a child friendly experience? All our hosts adore children, and you could very well be dining with their children as well. We do however request you do not bring any wild animals along, remember this is Africa and we have more than enough of our own.

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Rate: R500 - R750



Jol with genu-wiiine Cape Malays

People and culture

Feeling bakgat? Feast with bona fide Cape Malays. Do you smaak a koesister or if you’re very hungry, a lekker big plate of bobotie or tomato bredie? The Cape Malays are descended from maritime SE Asia but over the centuries have developed a uniquely South African culture, famous for culinary delights such as koeksisters, bredies and bobotie. What do I get? You get an experience you will not forget. Typically this includes a minimum of a 3 course meal, great conversation and insight into a unique culture. What can I expect? You will arrive at your hosts residence via either our arranged transport or on your own. Dinner is usually at 7 so you should try to be there 5-10 minutes before. Your host will introduce themselves, you will relax, chit chat, have a meal and simply enjoy this unique experience. What might the possible menu be? Malay food is absolutely delicious and so we are sure that whatever you eat you will love it! From bobotie (a South African dish consisting of deliciously spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping) to bredies (fragrant slow-cooked stews) to koesisters (coconut dusted doughnuts). Our mouths are watering simply thinking of it! What about alcohol? Alcohol may or may not be served. This is up to your host and depends on their custom. Remember, you are there to experience their way of life so whatever they typically do so will you. How do I get there? Pozay.com has screened and handpicked a host of taxi drivers that will get you to your dinner safely and on time. When booking, please be sure to let us know whether you require transport. What will my host be like? Your host has been screened and vetted by us, so expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts love big crowds, so don't be surprised if they have their whole family present, or an old friend or two. This is how we roll in SA! Just arrive, kick back and enjoy the ride. How far is it from CT city centre? Your host is in most cases located within 15mins of the city centre so even in peak hour traffic you should be relatively okay to get there on time. Is this a child friendly experience? All our hosts adore children, and you could very well be dining with their kids too. We do however request that you do not bring any wild animals along, remember, this is Africa and we have more than enough of our own.

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Rate: R250 - R500



Chill with South African Portuguese

People and culture

Quit being a tonto and come chill with some authentic South African Portuguese. Get babbelas on poncha or a catemba, try some trinchado or discover the origins of piri piri! Portuguese explorers first sailed and settled the coasts of South Africa during the 15th century! Today Portuguese South Africans number more than 300 000. What do I get? You get an experience you will not forget. Typically this includes a minimum of a 3 course meal, great conversation and insight into a unique culture. What can I expect? You will arrive at your hosts residence via either our arranged transport or on your own. Dinner is usually at 7 so you should try to be there 5-10 minutes before. Your host will introduce themselves, you will relax, chit chat, have a meal and simply enjoy this unique experience. What might the possible menu be? Portuguese South Africans still cook a lot of traditional dishes. In Cape Town the Portuguese population is predominantly from the fishing island of Madeira and so you can expect to find lots of delicious fish dishes but also espetadas, flame grilled chicken, trinchado etc. What about alcohol? Alcohol may or may not be served. This is up to your host and depends on their custom. Remember, you are there to experience their way of life and so whatever they typically do so will you. How do I get there? Pozay.com has screened and handpicked a host of taxi drivers that will get you to your dinner safely and on time. When booking, please be sure to let us know whether you require transport. What will my host be like? Your host has been screened and vetted by us, so expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts love big crowds, so don't be surprised if they have their whole family present, or an old friend or two. This is how we roll in SA! Just arrive, kick back and enjoy the ride. How far is it from CT city centre? Your host is in most cases located within 15mins of the city centre so even in peak hour traffic you should be relatively okay to get there on time. Is this a child friendly experience? All our hosts adore children, and you could very well be dining with their children as well. We do however request you do not bring any wild animals along, remember this is Africa and we have more than enough of our own.

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Rate: R250 - R500



Choon real South African Indians

People and culture

Vaai pozzy and have a lukka chow. Choon some real South African Indians. Drink mineral from a tumbler, eat a bunny, an’ all The 1.2 million South African Indian community are largely descended from 19th century immigrants and bring a spicy flavor to the rainbow nation! Over the generations they’ve developed a unique and distinct culture, lingo and cuisine. Spend the evening exploring this fascinating and uniquely South African culture What do I get? You get an experience you will not forget. Typically this includes a minimum of a 3 course meal, great conversation and insight into a unique culture. What can I expect? You will arrive at your hosts residence via either our arranged transport or on your own. Dinner is usually at 7 so you should try to be there 5-10 minutes before. Your host will introduce themselves, you will relax, chit chat, have a meal and simply enjoy this unique experience. What might the possible menu be? South African Indians still cook a lot of traditional indian cuisine and as I’m sure you well know, Indian food is simply delicious and known all over the world. That said, most SA Indians are 3rd, 4th or even 5th generation and over the years there have definitely been some subtle evolution and merging with the other cultures in SA. The best advice we can give is for you to come and check it out for yourselves! What about alcohol? Alcohol may or may not be served. This is up to your host and depends on their custom. Remember, you are there to experience their way of life and so whatever they typically do so will you! How do I get there? Pozay.com has screened and handpicked a host of taxi drivers that will get you to your dinner safely and on time. When booking, please be sure to let us know whether you require transport. What will my host be like? Your host has been screened and vetted by us, so expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts love big crowds, so don't be surprised if they have their whole family present, or an old friend or two. This is how we roll in SA! Just arrive, kick back and enjoy the ride. How far is it from CT city centre? Your host is in most cases located within 15mins of the city centre so even in peak hour traffic you should be relatively okay to get there on time. Is this a child friendly experience? All our hosts adore children, and you could very well be dining with their children as well. We do however request you do not bring any wild animals along, remember this is Africa and we have more than enough of our own.

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Rate: R500 - R750



Hang with some Saffers!

People and culture

Well as you know South Africa is the Rainbow Nation and we just do not fit neatly into boxes. So we at Pozay.com decided to create this category, which really isn't a category at all. It's a mixed bag of diversity. We mean these South Africans just do not identify with any single group. It is a melting pot, a hodge podge, a potpourri, a malange, a smorgasbord of cultures and traditions woven into one interesting tapestry. What do I get? You get an experience you will not forget. Typically this includes a minimum of a 3 course meal, great conversation and insight into a unique culture. What can I expect? You will arrive at your hosts residence via either our arranged transport or on your own. Dinner is usually at 7 so you should try to be there 5-10 minutes before. Your host will introduce themselves, you will relax, chit chat, have a meal and simply enjoy this unique experience. What might the possible menu be? Since this group is a mixed bag of cultures expect anything but do not be surprised if you find yourself at a braai (i.e. a South African barbi - and we don’t mean Ken’s girlfriend). What about alcohol? Alcohol may or may not be served. This is up to your host and depends on their custom. Remember, you are there to experience their way of life and so whatever they typically do so will you! How do I get there? Pozay.com has screened and handpicked a host of taxi drivers that will get you to your dinner safely and on time. When booking, please be sure to let us know whether you require transport. What will my host be like? Your host has been screened and vetted by us, so expect a warm and friendly welcome. Our hosts love big crowds, so don't be surprised if they have their whole family present, or an old friend or two. This is how we roll in SA! Just arrive, kick back and enjoy the ride. How far is it from CT city centre? Your host is in most cases located within 15mins of the city centre so even in peak hour traffic you should be relatively okay to get there on time. Is this a child friendly experience? All our hosts adore children, and you could very well be dining with their children as well. We do however request you do not bring any wild animals along, remember this is Africa and we have more than enough of our own.

Pick-up Points

Departures

Rates

Rate: R500 - R750


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