• iKofu Coffee

    Coffee culture has found a new hub in Khayelitsha in the iKofu Coffee café where you can get a world-class coffee at an affordable rate. Positioned close to the train station and Khayelitsha Mall, iKofu is perfectly located for locals and visitors on the go who need a warm cup of quality coffee served with a smile. When you visit iKofu coffee shop in Khayelitsha you can expect way more than just coffee. As a family business the coffee shop is fuelled by passion and love, both for coffee and the community. Inside the little red café (that occupies the space formerly run by the Department of Coffee) you’ll be delighted to find a welcoming space, decorated with art made by locals. You can order any of the following coffees in a small, medium or large: Cappuccino, Latte, ‘Afrikaano’, Chai Latte, Red Cappuccino, Moccachino, Dirty Chai, Red Dirty Chai, Hot Chocolate, Nutella Hot Chocolate, Rooibos Tea, Five Roses Tea and Earl Grey Tea. Their experienced barista will also decorate your coffee with a beautiful picture and coffee is served with a smile. iKofu wants to serve customers with excellent coffee while also creating job and growth opportunities for the unemployed Read more [...]

  • Imveli Designs

    Imveli Designs is a Khayelitsha-based clothing brand that produces modern, chic garments with a traditional and vintage twist. The store at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, carries a range of the vibrant and trendy garments. Cash only Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm Visit  I   Facebook   I   Instagram  Spine Road, Lookout Hill. Khayelitsha, 7784 GPS coordinates: -34.045241, 18.656989 Ayanda Hans C 072 840 0553

  • Kwa Ace

    Khayelitsha’s Kwa Ace is one of South Africa’s hottest party and entertainment destinations. Their newly revamped two-storey club showcases weekly events where you can catch some of the biggest local and international DJs and artists performing live. They also serve up platters of meat Shisa Nyama style (deliciously barbequed to perfection over the fire) as well as pizza, sides and ribs. A pub and grill by day and a party destination by night, Kwa Ace (meaning “at Ace’s) has been a favourite with locals ever since they opened their doors in 2007 (under the name Groova Lounge). They revamped their space late in 2018 to include an exclusive VVIP lounge on the top floor where there is a pool with a view. Kwa Ace is known for their epic parties and their vision is to become the preferred destination for entertainment in the country (maybe even the continent). They work tirelessly to ensure their customers are safe and have the best experience possible. Customer satisfaction is key, as well as creating jobs and opportunities for the people of their community. Add a meal and night out at Kwa Ace to the top of your weekend to-do list when you’re in Read more [...]

  • Isibane Se Afrika Choir

    The Isibane Se Afrika Choir will blow you away with their renditions of traditional and gospel songs, their energetic dance moves and their warm and welcoming introduction to township life. Join them for a tour of Khayelitsha to get a local perspective on the vibrant neightbourhood they call home and you’ll get a chance to sing and dance too. Andisiwe Mbunje Gaqa started the Isibane Se Afrika choir 18 years ago with a mission to empower, inspire, and uplift the youth of her community in Khayelitsha. Their choir is a choir for change and Isibane se Afrika means “The Light From Africa”. The choir has been winning hearts by regularly busking at the V&A Waterfront and performing across the world, most recently in Poland, waving the South African flag high. For Andisiwe township life is all about neighbours. People caring for each other and sharing and exchanging food, love, and their experiences. Isibane Se Afrika invites you into their neighbourhood so you can experience this fraternity first-hand. They take you on a tour to hotspots like Lookout Hill and a pre-school nearby owned by a caring father in the neighbourhood. They also share stories with you at Andisiwe’s mother’s garage Read more [...]

  • Rands Cape Town

    Rands Cape Town is a party venue in Khayelitsha, known for its exceptional shisa nyama (barbequed meat), daily events and music. Visit on a Thursday for traditional African food. Weekends are busy, so arrive early to secure a table. Cash & Cards Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 11pm Facebook   I  Instagram   I  Twitter 76 Makabeni Road, Village 1 North, Khayelitsha 7784 GPS coordinates: -34.036219, 18.658520 Raymond Pani C 083 993 0191

  • The Milk Restaurant and Bar

    The Milk Restaurant and Bar is a new upmarket restaurant and lifestyle bar in Khayelitsha. Enjoy a great meal in the downstairs family-friendly venue, or head upstairs to the lounge or balcony with a bottle of premium brand cognac, vodka, gin, or whiskey. Cash, cards 9am – 11pm daily, closed Wednesdays Facebook  I  Instagram  781 Makhabeni Road, Khayelitsha 7784 Bookings C 072 156 0620

  • Art On Avenues

    Newly established contemporary art gallery showcasing works by emerging and established artists. Constantly endeavouring to connect with a very wide audience of art lovers. Art On Avenues presents works that are affordable in an accessible and welcoming environment. Shop 5A, The Avenues, Cnr Drama and Caledon Street, Somerset West. Tues – Fri: 10:00-19:00; Sat: 10:00-14:00; Sun-Mon: Closed Contact Carolina C 084 042 9229 E info@artonavenues.co.za Accept: Master Card, Visa, Cash, Snapscan

  • Ride 2 Empower

    Investment Tours: Ride a bike around Khayelitsha to visit some of the most exciting local enterprises and meet the inspiring entrepreneurs behind them. You’ll see crafters, restaurants, and other local businesses that are shaping Khayelitsha’s future. If you want to support the local community, this is the best (and most fun) way to get involved! Drumming sessions: If you really want to discover Khayelitsha’s rhythm, a drum circle is the way to do it. Learn to play Djembe drums with locals, and relish the distinctly South African spirit that is set alive by the sound. Accepts Cash  

  • 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 Lookout Hill, Cnr Mew Way & Spine Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Read more [...]

  • Malebo’s Bed & Breakfast

    Malebo’s B&B is a stunning home away from home offering comfortable accommodation in Khayelitsha. The B&B has five rooms, a balcony overlooking the township, and modern facilities. A home cooked breakfast is served in the lounge. Your host, Lydia, can also arrange tours and visits to attractions. Accepts EFT, Cash 18 Mississipi Way, Graceland, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Sun 10h00 – 22h00 Visit  I  Facebook  I  Airbnb  I  TripAdvisor Lydia Masoleng C 083 475 1125  T 021 361 2391  E malebosbnb@gmail.com

  • Isibane Se Afrika

    The Isibane Se Afrika choir will blow you away with their renditions of traditional and gospel songs, their energetic dance moves and their warm and welcoming introduction to township life. Join them for a tour of Khayelitsha to get a local perspective on the vibrant neightbourhood they call home and you’ll get a chance to sing and dance too. Andisiwe Mbunje Gaqa started the Isibane Se Afrika choir 18 years ago with a mission to empower, inspire, and uplift the youth of her community in Khayelitsha. Their choir is a choir for change and Isibane se Afrika means “The Light From Africa”. The choir has been winning hearts by regularly busking at the V&A Waterfront and performing across the world, most recently in Poland, waving the South African flag high. For Andisiwe township life is all about neighbours. People caring for each other and sharing and exchanging food, love, and their experiences. Isibane Se Afrika invites you into their neighbourhood so you can experience this fraternity first-hand. They take you on a tour to hotspots like Lookout Hill and a pre-school nearby owned by a caring father in the neighbourhood. They also share stories with you at Andisiwe’s mother’s garage Read more [...]

  • Theo Ceramics

    Theo Ceramics has been creating his stunning ceramics since 1992. Studio visits include meeting Theo Ntuntwana and other local artists who share the space, and the opportunity to buy some of the bold, colourful, and truly African designs. Cash Daily: 10am – 6pm (Theo’s hours are flexible – call for bookings) Facebook  50 Lwandle Rd, Village 2 North, Khayelitsha 7784 GPS coordinates: -34.039254, 18.670552 Theo Ntuntwana C 083 593 7605  I   E theontuntwana@yahoo.com  

  • Discover iKasi

    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 Lookout Hill, Cnr Mew Way & Spine Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Visit website  I   Facebook   I  Instagram  I   E info@discoverikasi.co.za Ntsebenziswano November  C 079 349 9656  

  • Iziko South African Museum

    Iziko South African Museum is the oldest museum in South Africa established by Dr Smith in 1823. Visited by Charles Darwin in June 1836, when he came to Cape Town on his circumnavigation of the southern hemisphere on the HMS Beagle. The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday. Includes exhibitions of rock paintings and engravings, providing evidence of spiritual beliefs and ritual, dating back 80 000 years. In 1897 the Museum moved to its present building in the historic Company’s Garden. Since then millions of visitors have wandered its halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. They have left the Museum with a better understanding of the earth and its biological and cultural diversity, past and present. 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town 8000 Daily 09h00 to 17h00 Closed Workers’ Day and Christmas Day Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3800      

  • Iziko Planetarium & Digital Dome

    The new Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome,  at the South African Museum, is the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent. This multi-functional, world class facility brings digital technology to Cape Town – creating a space of innovation and discovery; where art, science and entertainment meet. This digital full dome theatre provides audiences with an unequalled experience of animation and 360◦ cinema; as well as making virtual exploration of the universe, the inner workings of the human body, or the intricacies of an atomic structure possible. The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome not only provides immersive multi-sensory edutainment and a platform for artistic production – it will also be used for cutting-edge scientific research and to optimise South Africa’s e-Research and data visualisation capacity. In addition, learners and educators from primary to tertiary levels will benefit from computer generated imagery that makes interactive teaching and visual learning possible; providing an unparalleled and accelerated learning experience. South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town 8000 Open Tue to Sun 09h00 to 17h00 and Wed evenings at 19h00 Closed Mon for research, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3900

  • Iziko South African National Gallery

    South Africa’s premier art museum, Iziko South African National Gallery, houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture. They provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield. This programme is complemented by a range of temporary visiting exhibitions. Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, Cape Town 8000 Open daily 09h00 to 17h00 Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3970

  • Iziko Slave Lodge

    The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum – reflect the long and rich history of the building. In 1998 this museum was renamed the Slave Lodge. Under the umbrella theme, ‘From human wrongs to human rights’, exhibitions on the lower level of this museum explore the long history of slavery in South Africa. Permanent Exhibitions: Remembering Slavery Slave Origins – Cultural Echoes From African Earth: Celebrating our African Vessel Heritage Unshackled History: The Wreck of the Slave Ship, São José, 1794 An audio-guided tour can be rented at a nominal fee. This guide takes you on a historical journey through the Slave Lodge and gives you insight into the dismal living conditions. Corner Adderley and Wale Streets, Cape Town 8000 Open Mon to Sat 09h00 to 17h00 Closed Sun, Workers’ Day and Christmas Day Tel: +27 (0)21 467 7229  

  • Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

    The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic Bo-Kaap area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience. The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family. Today, the museum is in a transformation stage. The Bo-Kaap Museumis being changed into a social history museum that will tell the story of the local community within a national socio-political and cultural context and two new displays with this theme have already been completed 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town 8000 Open Mon to Sat 09h00 to 16h00 Closed on Sun, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and January 2 Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3938

  • Iziko Koopmans de Wet House

    The oldest house museum in the country, Iziko Koopmans de Wet House was originally built as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th century. This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some who lived in the house at the time, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued. The house opened its doors as a museum in 1914, after the deaths of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-de Wet and her sister Margaritha. It is the oldest house museum in the country. Marie Koopmans-de Wet, after whom the Museum is named, was well known during the South African War for her help to the orphans and widows of the Boer republics. 35 Strand Street, Cape Town 8000 Open Thur to Fri 09h00 to 16h00 Closed Sat, Sun, Workers’ Day Read more [...]

  • Iziko William Fehr Collection

    The William Fehr Collection contains fine and interesting examples of paintings and decorative arts of special relevance to the Cape’s wealth of historical information concerning peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa. The William Fehr Collection is exhibited at the Castle of Good Hope and Rust en Vreugd,(see below) both historic buildings. The Castle, Cape Town’s oldest building, houses the component of oil paintings, furniture and decorative arts. Rust en Vreugd, a very fine example of colonial eighteenth century urban architecture, houses the art on paper – prints, drawings and watercolours. The artefacts, including the art works, date from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century, the period of Dutch colonial settlement and, after 1795, the era of British occupation. The art works constitute a uniquely rich and important resource for many aspects of the history of the period. The collection reflects the outlook and aesthetics of a single collector, William Fehr (1892–1968), and his social context, and so differs from most museum collections that are the result of selection by museum staff over an extended period. William Fehr’s private collection was first displayed at the Castle in 1952 during the Van Riebeek Tercentenary Festival. Here a large Read more [...]

  • Iziko Rust en Vreugd

    Rust en Vreugd was built as a home around 1777 – 1778. It showcases a selection of William Fehr’s drawings, watercolours and print art works. This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some who lived in the house at the time, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued. The house opened its doors as a museum in 1914, after the deaths of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-de Wet and her sister Margaritha. It is the oldest house museum in the country. Marie Koopmans-de Wet, after whom the Museum is named, was well known during the South African War for her help to the orphans and widows of the Boer republics. 35 Strand Street, Cape Town 8000 Open Thur to Fri 09h00 to 16h00 Closed Sat, Sun, Workers’ Day and Christmas Read more [...]