Packed with character

Sleepy little Darling still has a beating heart and his name is Pieter-Dirk Uys. He and his alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout are –is this the right word?–entertaining the fans with a carefully selected bill of fare. Pieter-Dirk presents Lock up Lock Down, An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Uys and his brilliant Echo of a Noise. Tannie Evita–who is looking so glam these days with a new hairdo –gives us Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus on Sundays at 12.  A recent visit there proved she still has the ability to tear some preconceived ideas to hilarious shreds.She can still take the head off an enemy–gently–but it will definitely come off.

The legend


The show had a collection of visiting Hollanders in stitches with a table of Swedes keeping up well. We locals were hysterical in parts at the barbs Evita threw around willy nilly. She is looking great with just enough jewellery to pick up the light at the given moment.  The “baby” she found in the alley at Luthuli House is a master stroke–=no spoiler alerts here–and her history lesson on the cactus that came over with Jan Van Riebeek is pointed –to say the least.

The setting

The show runs for an hour, and one can order drinks before it begins to  see you through.  Lunch can be ordered at the same time and will be served after the legend leaves. If you prefer a more upmarket dining experience, there is the new restaurant they call Kosie Sikelela which can be booked in advance. The deli serves excellent famous chicken pies, pancakes stuffed with chicken mayo or bobotie , heavenly cakes and  Tannie’s famous koek susters. There is a full liquor license, some excellent local beers and wines, so you will not go thirsty. Frankly I cannot think of a better way to spend a few delightful hours eating, drinking, and being entertained in traditional SA style.

Memorabilia at its best


Check out the website for times and prices and to book your place.