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Kayamandi Township Tour and Xhosa Lunch

R1 495 pp (excl. transfers)

Experience the true hospitality and creativity of township life in Kayamandi (directly translated as “sweet home”) township on the outskirts of Stellenbosch.

TOUR DAYS: Mon – Sat from 10h00 – 13h00
DURATION: 3 hours
START LOCATION: Amazink Live, Masitandane Road, Kayamandi
CONNECTING TRANSFERS: Can be organized at an additional cost – meeting point at 47 Church street, Stellenbosch.


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What you will experience

In Kayamandi, your guide will take you on a leisurely walk to meet local artists and entrepreneurs. The interaction is inspiring and helps you gain insights into the lifestyle of millions of South Africans. Take your camera, because you will be greeted by many friendly faces.

At the end of the walk, delicious fragrances will welcome you into a family home. Lunch consists out of simple, yet mouth-watering Xhosa dishes which you will have helped prepare.

At around 13h00, good-byes will be exchanged between new friends before you are transferred back to central Stellenbosch with a full tummy and a warmed heart.

  • Enjoy a stroll with your resident guide who knows the ins-and-outs of Kayamandi “sweet home” township,
  • Meet artists and entrepreneurs who inspire the young generation,
  • Interact with children at a day-care centre (Mon – Fri during the school term),
  • Visit a family home to help prepare a simple Xhosa dish and enjoy a hearty lunch,
  • Receive a small, hand-made gift as well as Mama’s famous recipes to try back home,
  • Transfers to and from Kayamandi can be organized at an additional cost,
  • Family Friendly.

Helpful tips

  • MEETING TIME: Your tour guide will greet you, come rain or shine, in her red apron 15 minutes before your tour starts, i.e.:
    • 09h45 for 10h00 tours,
    • 12h45 for 13h00 tours,
    • 13h45 for 14h00 tours.
  • DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: We can accommodate most dietary types on most of the tours, however, it is crucial to inform us of your required dietaries.
  • BEVERAGES: non-alcoholic refreshment options are available for every tour. Please don’t hesitate to inform your guide.
  • LANGUAGES: All tours are conducted in English, but feel free to contact us for German tours except for our Kayamandi Township tour, which is conducted in only English to accommodate our hosts.
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