Club 10 tavern reviews

Meet the Club 10 tavern owners

Maphakela’s Tavern

Owner: Malose Maphakela

Location: Stand 2308, Sekgakgapeng Village, Mokopane, Limpopo

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

I started out by selling two cases and proceeded from there by buying and selling more as I went along. I have been working in my tavern for 21 years already! The challenges I face is mostly having to deal with unruly and drunk customers. Some of them end up fighting in my tavern, especially at month-end when they drink far too much because they have the money to drink.

Club 10 has assisted me with liquor board laws so I always remain compliant as well as marketing material.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has assisted me with liquor board laws so I always remain compliant as well as marketing material.

What are your top-selling brands?

My top sellers are Heineken, Lion and Hunters Dry.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?


Yes, I serve many customers and am always busy so I would like to extend my tavern to create more space.

Mhlongo Bar Lounge

Owner: Komisheni Mhlongo

Location: Stand 174, Buffelsfruit Main Road, Malelane, Mpumalanga

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

I purchased the tavern from my brother in 1992. I would say that the main challenge in this industry is that there are lots of ups and downs and competition and it is not always easy but you have to hang in there.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has played a massive role in my business! I have benefited greatly from their marketing and have managed to reach customers far away who don’t mind travelling the distance to come to my tavern. My customer numbers have increased immensely with the locals who now prefer my tavern over others.

What are your top-selling brands?

At the moment, Amstel and Belgravia Gin is flying off the shelves.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I want to be the number 1 spot to party in the Inkomazi region!

Khesari Tavern

Owner: Andries Nkosi

Location: Mphafeni Area, Ward 9, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

I started my tavern in 2010 and so far so good I would say! My main challenge would be the crime that comes with this industry. I have employed extra security to make my tavern safer for my staff and patrons as I believe in safety first.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has assisted me with marketing, discounts, events and they supplied all of my staff members with a uniform, which we really appreciate.

What are your top-selling brands?

Heineken, Hunter’s Gold, Savannah and Amstel.

As a tavern owner, how do you give back to your community?

I work hand in hand with the Department of Education in my province and every year, we assist 15 learners from our local school with a brand-new uniform.

Kwazintle Tavern

Owner: Zintle Zanenkosi

Location: ERF 235, 2nd Avenue, Fisantekraal, Durbanville, Western Cape

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

My late Dad, Cingicebo, who passed on last year, started the tavern in 2010. I took over the running of the tavern after he had passed on. My main challenge is that some patrons don’t follow the rules and sometimes refuse to leave at 11pm when we close. I have since implemented a rule that we don’t allow anyone in after 10pm.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has assisted me with a brand-new signboard outside the tavern, as well as new outside toilet signage and no smoking signs. They also assist me greatly with discounts and marketing material.

What are your top sellers?

My top sellers would be all the SAB beer brands as well as Johnnie Walker Red Label and Viceroy.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, my plan is to extend and renovate. I really want to fit a new floor and new roof in the tavern so that is my immediate plan.