A tourism hub in the Cape Flats, Khayelitsha lives up to its Xhosa name, ‘Our New Home’.
Traditionally tourism in Cape Town is focused around the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard, the buzz in the city centre, a few restaurants in the southern suburbs and the bucolic winelands. The Cape Flats is mostly ignored or presented as a novel afterthought. This is changing though, with a determined group of entrepreneurs who are putting Khayelitsha on the map for the right reasons. Here are some highlights visitors to this vibrant community can look forward to.