For the last 36 years, the Galley restaurant has been a beloved part of the local community of Fish Hoek, with Mathea Eichel (Khoikoi) and her family at the helm.
The Eichel family also takes pride in the small museum located within their restaurant. They are known for hosting a variety of community events, including a recent Khoisan wedding. Their dedication to preserving local history and fostering community engagement is truly remarkable.
However, undermining the cultural significance of a restaurant managed by descendants of early inhabitants of South Africa, the Khoi and the San Peoples, may very soon become the reason for the restaurant ending up in the hands of new management.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee Mathea Eichel (Cochoqua)
"Anania2 " by The Baba Project, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.