Adventure & Activities Route
Curated by Buntu Matole
Buntu has lived most of his life in Khayelitsha and through his love and passion for sports has travelled countrywide representing his school, community club and the province to promote positive change for his community. One such organisation is Love Life, where he is a peer educator.
Buntu is passionate about being an entrepreneur, and after many years of exploring different fields, he furthered his studies in entrepreneurship and co-founded ABCD Concepts and Sporting Cod
Discover iKasi is a booking engine that helps visitors to townships around South Africa find accommodation, restaurants, and tours. The platform will help you book your complete experience, from luxurious B&Bs to bustling backpackers, as well as various dining experiences and a wide array of township activities.
Accepts Debit and Credit cards, EFT
Telephone: 079 349 9656
2. ABCD Concepts
ABCD Concepts offers you 3 special experiences: Cycling Experience, Nightlife Experience, Running Experience
ABCD Concepts Cycling Tours:
ABCD Concepts runs cycling tours through Khayelitsha. The tour takes in some iconic Khayelitsha sights, and along the way, you’ll meet local entrepreneurs, taste the local cuisine, and make a whole lot of new friends. The tour includes a healthy lunch.
ABCD Concepts Nightlife Experience:
Khayelitsha locals know how to party! ABCD Concepts’ Nightlife Experience offers the chance to party like a local. Spend an evening out with your friendly guides, and expect a memorable night of music, drinks, food, culture, and great vibes.
ABCD Concepts Running Experience:
Break a sweat on your exploration of Khayelitsha with a 4-hour running tour by ABCD Concepts. You’ll cover around 10km, taking in Khayelitsha’s top attractions. Your guides will tell you the area’s story as you go, uncovering the lifestyle of the community and its rich history. The tour ends with a healthy brunch.
Accepts Cash, EFT, Debit and Credit cards
3. Khayelitsha Travel
Khayelitsha Travel offers 3 tours in
Khayelitsha – Church Tour, Jazz Tour and Overnight Tour
Khayelitsha Church Tour:
Visit a local church to enjoy a spiritual township experience, and visit with local residents in their shacks and houses to share stories of life in the township. The tour ends with a braai (barbecue) at the popular local hangout, Rands.
Khayelitsha Jazz Tour:
The Jazz Tour runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The tour begins with a half-hour introduction to jazz in Khayelitsha, and at 8 pm the jazz show starts. Bring a bottle of wine, and rub shoulders with Khayelitsha’s jazz musicians.
Khayelitsha Overnight Tour:
The Overnight Tour offers visitors the chance to see a different side of Khayelitsha, and see what happens after the sun goes down. It starts on Saturday, when you’ll have a chance to prepare dinner at a local home, before walking to a nearby tavern. On the second day, visitors learn the craft of beading, join the guides at church, and finally grab lunch in a local restaurant.
Accepts EFT and cash for tours; Credit and Debit cars for car rentals
Mon – Fri 09h00 – 17h00 Sat 09h00 – 12h00 Sun Closed
4.Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy
Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that’s changing the lives of the youth of Khayelitsha through cycling.
Take a tour of their brightly coloured site and hear their story of how they have trained and nurtured kids in the neighbourhood to become biking and BMX champions competing at professional level at international events.
Formally established in 2004, the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy trains young people to become great cyclists as well as successful contributing members of their community. Their after-school programs keep kids engaged and active and teaches them about discipline, team spirit, and dedication.
The Academy helped to establish South Africa’s first ‘all black’ professional cycling team and hopes to encourage many more young people to start riding.
Book a 45-minute tour of their site where they will show you the work the academy does. They also host cycling lessons with their Learn2Cycle initiative, which is open to the public.
Pay Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy in Khayelitsha a visit if you would like to be inspired by how a sport like cycling can uplift a community.