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Kayamandi Township Tour and Xhosa Lunch

R1 250 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: 47 Church Street, Central Stellenbosch
CONNECTING TRANSFERS: Can be organized at an additional cost.


Please be sure to book your tour at least 48 hours/2 days in advance to ensure that our vendors have enough lead time to prepare for your unique Bites and Sites experience.

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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.
  • 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 wholely in English to accommodate our hosts.
  • HEALTH PROTOCOLS: We are fully Covid-19 Protocols Compliant and will sanitize, scan temperatures and sign in. No Mask – no tour. All guests must have their temperatures recorded; 37.5 *C or higher – No tour.
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