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The neighbourhood

Khayelitsha (which means “new home” in Xhosa) is a rapidly growing township located outside of Cape Town, near the Cape Town International Airport. The population now numbers almost 2 million people. Khayelitsha was created during the “apartheid” as a dormitory area for black labourers, mostly from the Eastern Cape,  who were working in Cape Town. Now it is a vibrant community with schools, churches, markets, training centres, craft displays, B&B’s and restaurants.

Housing ranges from informal shacks to permanent brick houses with running water, sanitation and electricity. While many people struggle to make a living, a lot of people have begun to take control of their lives and the entrepreneurial spirit of the people is evident to visitors. Township visits and stays are becoming an increasingly popular highlight for many Cape Town visitors. Experience the sincere hospitality and down-to-earth vibes of Cape Town’s townships at Lungis B&B!

Experience the township of Khayelitsha yourself. Enquire for a township tour during your stay and see for yourself what life in Khayelitsha is about.