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    Makukhanye Art Room

    Makukhanye Art Room is a theatre look-alike space where artists, companies and other institutions present their works, hold rehearsals, run mini festivals, do auditions, workshops, etc. It is a facility that helps young people develop their skills and also helps the community. This space has been a home for arts and artists in Khayelitsha, and has been used by artists in and outside Cape Town where they present various programmes. Accept EFT and Cash. S.A 360 Ntandazo Market Stalls, Site B, Khayelitsha 7784. Call for bookings. Visit  |  Facebook Mr S. Runqu  T +27 (0) 65 624 9519  E info@makukhanyeartroom.co.za   

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    Kasi RC

    KASI RC is Mandisi Sindo’s new ‘shack theatre’ in Khayelitsha, where visitors and locals can enjoy the performing arts and take part in educational workshops. Music, poetry, dance, and theatre productions have a second home in Khayelithsa in KASI RC where the local community and visitors can be enriched, healed, and uplifted by heartfelt performances. Accepts EFT and cash. 77500 Phelandaba St, Zwelitsha, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, 7783 Mon – Sun 09:00 – 17:00 (and for performances) Mandisi Sindo  T +27 (0) 62 578 9416  C +27 (0) 84 038 1900 E Sindo.theatre@yahoo.com

  • 18 Gangster Museum

    The 18 Gangster Museum offers an authentic look at some of the difficulties of Khayelitsha life, especially the impact of gangs on the local community. The tour guides are ex-offenders, and their stories are raw and real. Ticket sales fund very successful youth programmes, so your visit is helping the local community. Accepts Debit and Credit cards, EFT Dullah Omar St, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Fri 08h30 – 18h00 Sat 09h00 – 16h00  Sun 10h00 – 15h00 Visit  I  Facebook  I  Twitter  I  Instagram  Wandisile Nqeketho   T 021 821 7864  C 073 766 2078  E wara@18gm.co.za

  • Discoverikasi

    DiscoverIkasi 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  I  Facebook   I  Instagram Ntsebenziswano November: 079 349 9656  E info@discoverikasi.co.za  

  • 4Roomed eKasi Culture

    4Roomed is the brainchild of Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena, who started the business while she was competing in Masterchef SA. It operates out of a four roomed home modelled on those found in the oldest townships of South Africa, and guests can expect traditional township cuisine with fine-dining flair. Accepts EFT, cash, Credit and Debit cards, Zapper A, 605 Makabeni Rd, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Fri – Sun 12h00 – 20h30 (open to walk-ins, but booking advised)  Mon – Thurs by request only for minimum 10 pax Visit  I  Facebook   I  Twitter   I  Instagram Abigail Mbalo  C 076 157 3177   E info@4roomedekasiculture.com

  • Imvusa Bed & Breakfast

    Imvusa B&B is located 10km from the centre of Khayelitsha, offering guests a quieter stay. The rooms are simple, elegant, and comfortable. Breakfast offered includes cereals, porridge, or a full English breakfast. A traditional dinner is also available on request. Accepts EFT, Cash 25 Venter Street, Mandalay, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Sun 11h00 – 23h00 Visit  I  Facebook  I  Airbnb Juliet Gobeni  C 084 312 8523   T 021 387 3364  E gobenijuliet@gmail.com

  • Golden Flowers

    A craft shop with a difference.  Golden Nongauza and his family upcycle tin cans to produce handmade flowers. Visitors to their traditional township shack, can shop from a range of tin flowers and enjoy traditional song and dance from the Golden family. There is a spacious studio where visitors can watch the family transform cans into a flower. Cash only Malandalahla Crescent, Makhaza, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Daily 10h00 – 17h00 Facebook Namhla Nongauza   C 063 289 3224   E namhlahlela@gmail.com

  • 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 Lookout Hill, Corner of Mew Way and Spine Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon to Fri 07h00 – 19h00  Sat & Sun 09h00 – 14h30 Visit  I  Facebook  I   Twitter  I   Instagram  I  TripAdvisor Ayanda Cuba  C Read more [...]

  • Igugu Le Africa Caterers and Restaurant

    For a taste of authentic South African cooking, visit Igugu Le Africa, located in the heart of Khayelitsha. Sample the delicious food and get a taste of the area’s culture and heritage. Igwinya (a fried dough bread with various fillings) is the most popular item in the menu! Accepts Cash, EFT Shop 8, Khayelitsha Training Centre, Cnr Spine & Lwandle road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Sat 08h00 – 17h00  Sun by bookings only Facebook Abe Bokwe  C 072 475 6402  E abebokwe.bokwe@gmail.com

  • Majoro’s Bed & Breakfast

    A warm welcome and a homely environment await guests at Majoro’s. This B&B accommodates six people in double or twin rooms. The shared kitchen is available to guests, and your host, Maria, will prepare a traditional or English breakfast for you. Lunch and dinner can also be prepared on request. Accepts: Cash, EFT 69 Helena Cres, Graceland, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Sun 11h00 – 23h00 Visit  I  Facebook  I  Airbnb Maria Maile  C 082 537 6882 or  074 568 0532  E majoros@webmail.co.za

  • Township Art Tours

    Tour guide Juma Mkwela is an established artist who calls Khayelitsha home. His art tours include the opportunity to paint a mural in the community, view existing murals, and plant veggie gardens for local families. Interaction with the locals is a key element of this experience, which can include preparing a traditional meal with a family. Tours are customised to your interests and can feature exciting activities such as e-bikes. By booking only.  Accepts EFT, cash, PayPal 40 Makabeni Rd, Village 1 North, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Visit   I   Facebook   I   Instagram Juma Mkwela T +27 (0)73 400 4064  WhatsApp +27 (0)81 511 6639  E juma.mkwela@gmail.com

  • Siki’s Koffee Kafe

    Siki’s Koffee Kafe is more than a coffee shop: it’s a hub for go-getters, artists, and entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha. Spend a few hours here sipping on a cup of Siki’s signature blend, grab a home-baked muffin and mingle with locals while you catch up on news over the free WiFi. Cash, Credit and Debit cards 7 Ntaba St, Village 1 South, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Mon – Fri 07h00 – 17h00  Sat 08h30 – 15h30 Sun Closed Facebook  I  Twitter  I  Instagram  I   TripAdvisor Sikelela C 082 369 8229  E sikelela@icloud.com  E masiki09@yahoo.co.uk

  • Fugly Art Gallery

    Founded by two young and passionate local artists, Fugly Art Gallery is one of Khayelitsha’s hottest up-and-coming galleries. They aim to achieve three noble goals: To uplift their community by providing a platform for various art forms; to teach the community about art and to provide a space where visitors, locals, and artists can meet in the gallery space. The talented founders of the Fugly Art Gallery in Khayelitsha are a force to be reckoned with. Nwabisa Nkonyana and Yolanda Rachel Sihlali are both passionate artists who love art and their community. They’ve seen a need for more art and art awareness in Khayelitsha and they are eager to answer the call. Since the gallery’s launch in December 2018, they’ve hosted monthly events and openings, exhibiting their work alongside the work of other gifted locals and international artists. An exciting addition to the art exhibitions is their live demonstrations and workshops. Nwabisa gives demonstrations and lessons in her field of expertise which is painting, drawing, and print making. She also curates the space. Yolanda does beadwork and her nimble fingers impresses visitors at live demonstrations. Both artists also have their work for sale so you can take home a keepsake Read more [...]

  • The Village House

    The Village House is an oasis of eclectic quirkiness in the heart of the shacklands. Owner Thusi has hand decorated the space with slatted wood ceilings, plants, trinkets, and photos, and has arranged them in a burst of colour that is sure to leave any visitor in awe. The 20 seater restaurant offers traditional meals, and even has a spa room for those who want a massage while waiting for their food. Accepts EFT, cash 24 Thabo Mbeki Street, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, Cape Town 7783 Daily 09h00 – 20h00 (please call ahead for bookings) Thusile Celesi  C 073 193 8685  E thcelesi@gmail.com

  • Ciki’s Eatery

    This neighbourhood restaurant serves up home cooked African food in Ciki’s very own backyard in Khayelitsha. Ciki makes the food herself and Ciki’s Eatery has been receiving praise and rave reviews from both locals and visitors. Their traditional food is beautifully presented and their excellent service is securing their place as one of Khayelitsha’s favourite new hot spots. It was a stroke of genius for Ciki and her family to convert their driveway into a neighbourhood eatery. The walls have been beautifully decorated and the décor is welcoming and playful. You’ll feel like you’ve come home to mom’s cooking as Ciki makes all the food herself. Their fans have been praising the taste and the presentation of their magnificent food ever since the restaurant opened in 2018. Their menu changes daily so it’s best to call ahead to ask what you can expect on the day of your visit. Some of the delicious offerings include favourites like samp (with their secret ingredients), beef, Umleqwa (hand-raised chicken), township-style spinach, steamed bread, ulusu (tripe), butternut and chakalaka. They also host events and do takeaways and serve Khayelitsha’s Finest Wine.  Khayelitsha’s Finest Wines currently offers a petit verdot rosé, a chenin blanc, and a Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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