Khayelitsha Craft Market
Khayelitsha, meaning “our new home”, is one of Cape Town’s biggest townships. It’s a mix of formal housing and informal shacks on the Cape Flats, about 20km from the city centre.
Amid this bustling community one will find the Khayelitsha Craft Market at the St Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, where visitors enjoy interacting with the locals and buying their crafts, souvenirs and traditional African fare. Browse through displays of handmade curios, pottery, beadwork, baskets and fabric paintings.
The market aims to alleviate poverty in the area, and crafts are produced by the local community.
The craft market is open from 09h00 to 14h00 on Monday to Friday, and 09h00 to 12h00 on Saturdays.
Although Khayelitsha is still characterised by poverty and unemployment, tourism is proving a major drawcard to this and other townships, giving visitors an insight into the everyday lives of the people who live here, while showcasing their creative talents.
A visit to the craft market might include a stop to see the Baboon Man, a local artist who uses cement to create baboon sculptures, or the Look-Out Hill tourist facility on the corner of Mew and Spine Roads, which houses an arts and science centre, a restaurant, gift shop and information kiosk. Don’t miss the look-out point on the highest dune for a 360-degree view of False Bay, the Hottentots Holland mountain range, Helderberg and Groot Drakenstein.
- Phone: +27 (0)21 363 5837 or +27 (0)73 143 9564
- Email: email@example.com
African Shark Eco-Charters is a dynamic, professional eco-conservation great white shark diving company that operates from Simons Town, only 40 minutes from Cape Town.
Apex Shark Expeditions runs unique trips to view or dive with great white sharks. We are based at Seal Island in False Bay, and all trips leave from Simon’s Town, only 35 minutes from Cape Town.
Animal Ocean runs incredible trips to snorkel or SCUBA dive with playful seals at Duiker Island, just outside Houtbay and home to 15000 Cape Fur seals.
Southern Africa is a shark hotspot with one of the most biodiverse shark faunas in the world. Shark Explorers offers customised shark diving expeditions which take you directly to the sharks of Southern Africa.
Brightly coloured gemstones, in mounds on the floor, can be seen as a celebration of Southern Africa’s mineral wealth. But for visitors to the Scratch Patch, it is an opportunity to find and own their own little gems.
i like it