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Mini Kayamandi township tour with light Xhosa lunch


Activity Description

Discover day-to-day life in Kayamandi “sweet home” township on the outskirts of Stellenbosch and meet the locals.
After an insightful walking tour with your guide, a Xhosa Mama will welcome you in her home. Sit back and listen to her stories about township life and the customs and traditions of its people while you enjoy some of the dishes that Nelson Mandela grew up on.
(On the MINI tour, guests have a light lunch. In contrast, for the STANDARD tour the hostess prepares a hearty lunch with many different traditional dishes, as well as dessert. )


Duration3 hours
WhenMonday to Saturday, excluding 24 - 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 01 Jan and Easter weekend. Closed on Sundays.
WhereThe meeting point is 47 Church / Kerk Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch 7599, at Stellenbosch Wine Routes Office. Guests then continue to Kayamandi township accompanied by our guide: either with your own transport OR with a pre-booked transfer (we can help to organise it, but guests settle directly with transfer company).
WeatherThe running of the tour is not subject to the weather.
What to WearThis is not a weather dependent service, so dress according to the conditions of the day.
Things to BringCamera. Extra cash for possible purchases from local artists.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Walking tour with a specialist Kayamandi guide.
Meet local artists and entrepreneurs.
Visit a day-care centre for toddlers (Mon – Fri).
Enjoy a light Xhosa lunch in a family home.
Small, hand-crafted gift.


Transport between Stellenbosch and Kayamandi township. Own vehicle / transfer is required, or we can assist in organising transfers.
Purchases of a personal nature.


Tour duration is approximate. Please advise us in advance of dietary requirement.

Customer Reviews

We had a great tour, it was an amazing way to explore a township like Kayamandi and we felt really safe. Our tourguide was amazing ! Thank you - Saskia Story

Die Tour war super. Der Guide "Tell me" (so hörte sich der Name der Führern an) erklärte uns sehr viel, so dass man eindrucksvoll dem Leben der Menschen dort näher kam.. Kann ich nur empfehlen! - Dissmann Christina

We had a great tour with Thembi. Her insights and personal stories really gave us a great experience of her community. The light lunch was delicious, we will be lookong to recreate the chakalaka we tried when we're back in Melbourne! - Francis Ayles

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Mama Swartbooi's food was delicious! Thank you so much. - Enid Moolman

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