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Adventure through Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha is a neighbourhood in Cape Town known for its welcoming and vibrant culture. Khayelitsha offers visitors a chance to experience a different yet equally beautiful part of Cape Town away from the ‘regular’ tourist attractions.

From trying traditional African cuisine to biking through the area and staying at luxury accommodation, there is something for all types of travellers in Khayelitsha.

Ubuntu Khayelitsha on Bikes

Ubuntu Khayelitsha on Bikes offers visitors the opportunity to visit many of the area’s popular sites and experience this side of Cape Town’s local culture guided by trained residents of Khayelitsha.

Upon arrival, each visitor is provided with custom-adjusted, fully functional bicycles for the guided cycle tour. Each cyclist receives a helmet, reflective vest, and a whistle to ensure safety, street visibility, and recognition among the group.

The tour includes transportation from the Cape Town city center to Khayelitsha’s Look Out Hill (starting point of the cycle tour) and back.

Location: 23 160 Dullah Ouma Street, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha

Contact: 063 709 8382 or email loyisodamoyii@gmail.com for bookings

Website: www.townshipbiketour.com/index.php

Cost: Tours cost R550 per person with transfers, meals, and tips are not included.

Juma Art Tours

Another great way to safely see and experience Khayelitsha is by taking a walk through the township and interacting with the locals. Juma Mkwela, a well-respected member of the community, enables visitors to connect with residents on a meaningful level. His walking tours are well known for not only showing people around, but for also involving visitors in helping to create sustainable, positive change in the community. This is achieved through activities like planting vegetable gardens and creating street art.

Juma’s tours are custom-made to suit your interests, whether it’s sports, healthcare, food, or just getting an overview of everyday township life.

Location: Meeting point – 32 Makabeni Road, Khayelitsha

Contact: Call 073 400 4064, WhatsApp 081 511 6639 or email juma.mkwela@gmail.com 

Website: www.jumaarttours.co.za/

Cost: From R650 per person

Rands Cape Town

Rands Cape Town is a popular lifestyle space in Khayelitsha, known and loved amongst locals for its live entertainment, dining and braaiing. The space was officially launched by brothers Mfundo and Mshayi Mbeki during August 2015 and has been going strong ever since.

Open seven days a week, Rands is the perfect spot to party until the sun comes up, indulge in tasty traditional food and mingle with likeminded people in style. Don’t miss out on a Sunday jol.

Location: Shop 6 Khaya Bazaar, Makhabeni Road, Khayelitsha.

Contact: 078 616 7550 or emailbookings.randscpt@gmail.com for bookings

Website: rands-cape-town.business.site/

Cost: Varies

The Spade Boutique Hotel

Situated in the heart of Khayelitsha, The Spade Boutique Hotel offers guests an opportunity to experience the other side of Cape Town in a luxury setting. Escape and indulge in opulence and comfort, while relaxing and feasting on delectable African cuisine.

Onsite amenities at this luxury accommodation include a heated outdoor pool, an in-house spa, a restaurant and bar, 24-hour front desk, free parking and airport shuttle.

Location: 8 Alfred Nzo St, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha

Contact: 021 285 0445 or email info@thespadeboutiquehotel.co.za for bookings

Website: thespadeboutiquehotel.co.za/

Cost: From R1250 for 2 adults sharing

The Milk Restaurant & Champagne Bar

As the first three-story upmarket entertainment destination to open in a township, The Milk Restaurant & Champagne Bar offers a semi-fine-dining experience in a contemporary and modern setting. The ground floor is a liquor store, the first floor is home to the restaurant and champagne bar and the rooftop area houses a premium lounge space overlooking Khayelitsha’s landscape.

Location: Corner of Makabeni Road,and Zantsi Street, Village 1, North, Khayelitsha

Contact: 081 414 8913 for calls and WhatsApp or email info@eatatthemilk.co.za 

Website: eatatthemilk.co.za/

Cost: Varies

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