Kayamandi Township Tour and Xhosa Lunch

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Kayamandi township on the outskirts of Stellenbosch



Experience the true hospitality and creativity of township life.

  • 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.
  • Includes return transfers between central Stellenbosch and Kayamandi township.

Lunch is included

Mon - Sat from 10h00 - 13h00

Tour runs rain or shine. In the rainy season (May - Oct) a light raincoat and umbrella is advised

You're welcome to take photos.

Family Friendly

Includes return transfers between our meeting point and Kayamandi.

No Mask - No Tour!

All guests must have their temperature recorded, 37.5*C or higher - no tour.

Your guide will meet you at 09h45 infront of the Stellenbosch Wine Route office. Here you can park your car and collect your free transfer to the Kayamandi township.

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.

Pick-up point for your transfer to Kayamandi:
Your guide and your driver will be at Stellenbosch Wine Route office located on 47 Church (aka 'Kerk') street , Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch 7600.

Incidentally, street names are at the BOTTOM of the sidewalk in yellow and black.

Other Parking Options (credit/debit cards only):
a) On-street parking around our meeting point in Church / Kerk street
b) Open-air parking area in Plein street (between Decameron Restaurant and Botanical Garden)

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. During the winter seasons it’s important to bring a light rain jacket. We advise to check the weather conditions for your day’s event and dress appropriately.

Are tours handicap accessible?

Locations in the Stellenbosch town centre are wheelchair accessible. However, our Kayamandi tour is not wheelchair accessible. For all our tours, we recommend contacting us for private tour options where we’d happily adapt the route to suit your specific needs.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring a camera, small bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the winter seasons it’s important to bring a light rain coat.

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"Thembi was an excellent guide! It was the best thing we did while in South Africa. We learned so much.Top of the bill was our visit to Jimmy, a ceramist, not to forget our lunch. No 5-star restaurant can beat her cooking! Thank you all the friendly people we met. You will forever be in our hearts."

Mia Vaes, Belgium

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