Port Elizabeth is gaining so many new experiences, and I am soooo excited to be able to share them with you. After our Segway Tours two weeks ago, we were invited to a lunch at Black Impala! Just thinking back to this day makes my tummy rumble, no matter the time. Black Impala is a “braai bar”, and a completely unique experience in the bay. They offer a “Bay Genuine Draft Saint Nelson” and the popular Jane Doe cider (on tap) too, specially created by local breweries.

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We were welcomed by vibey music, and the black layout and decor that matches the popular Beer Yard, and Beer Shack group in Port Elizabeth of which Black Impala forms part. Outside by the braai, seating is available, as well as enclosed seating. Having never been to Mzoli’s (CT) or Chaf Pozi (Soweto) which I’m told is a very similar. I am absolutely enthralled by the idea. Of course the fact that it is available right here in the bay is a huge win too!

A selection of braai meats are available in what seems like a “butchery” setup. One would then select the cuts and different types of meat you would like, which are then weighed, spiced and braaied for you.  There are also a variety of salads, and sides including traditional pap, potato salad, chakalaka, and dumplings to add to your meal. The option to just buy meat and have it spiced is also available as would be in your traditional butchery. The payment for drinks and eats are separate, and so affordable.

black impalaFor about four people, you could get away with paying around R300 for meat. This includes four pieces of wors, chops, chicken and two pork chops with some steak. (Side note: these are estimations from a recent visit.) Add on’s of drinks, dumplings and additional sides for about R120 with a doggy bag. Is that value for money or what? It is an absolutely fantastic experience, that we recommend to so many of our friends and family. With amazing food, a relaxed vibe and friend efficient staff! It’s quickly become a date day we are planning on doing again!

Regarding the kids, which is one of my first questions ALWAYS (being a mom and all that). There are no play areas, but family days do happen on Sundays where children are welcome. The Afro food restro bar is situated in Deal Party, at 153 Grahamstown Road. For any queries you are welcome to contact them at 073 206 2822.

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To explore these and other offerings of Nelson Mandela Bay visit http://www.nmbt.co.za or inquire about the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass which is your access card to free and discounted entry to a variety of attractions and activities. I will be chatting more about the NMB pass next week so stay tuned!

In the Meantime – have you tried out Black Impala’s offerings? If not, this summer is definitely the time to explore the Bay and try it out. If you missed some of the other launches we have recently attended you can click here for my reviews. Finding your balance on a Segway, or Fat Bike Beach Tours in the Bay.

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