Cape town, South Africa
- Visit Khayelitsha Township
- PI in Tembisa Ratanga
- Support local entrepreneurs
Join us for a ride through the vibrant community of Khayelitsha. You`ll be immersed in the lifestyle, history and heritage of this fast growing township. Our amazing local guides Ayanda and Buntu will pick you up from your accommodation in a local mini taxi, a once in a lifetime experience and the most common mode of transport for many South Africans. There will be an opportunity to engage with locals and local entrepreneurs and visit some entrepreneurial hot spots. Our guides will share with you their vision of Khayelitsha's potential. After spending the morning with Ayanda and Buntu you will be inspired to be a better human.
Who Is This Experience Good For
- Anyone passionate about history and culture
- Anyone interesting in giving back to local communities
Meet Our Local Hosts
What's Included- Local Guides Ayanda and Buntu
- Bottled Water
- Transportation - Round Trip - From accommodation in a local mini taxi
- Bicycle & Safety Helmet
- Positive Impact (donating children's reading books to Apiwe's after school initiative)
What's Not Included
- Any additional food or drinks
- Children's reading books for donation ( please purchase before hand at Exclusive Books in the mall)
Know Before You Go- Minimum Needed: 5 people
- Maximum Capacity: 10 people
- Booking Deadline: 7 days before event
- Weather Dependent: Yes, if its too windy/rainy we will do the tour via a minivan
- Difficulty Level: Easy - must be able to ride a bike to participate
- Special Clothing Required: Yes - you don't have to wear athletic clothing to participate but make sure you are comfortable and will be able to ride a bike in what you are wearing
You must bring a backpack to carry your belongings
- Special Dietary Restrictions: All dietary needs catered
- Extra Cash: Needed for tipping | Positive Impact - Bring any already read books/children's books and we'll donate it to the local library project, Tembisa Ratanga. We'll make a stop at the library along the journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is really rare that you will have the opportunity to see another person's reality of life firsthand. It is even more rare that you are invited in and educated on the challenges that face those communities.
I cannot over-express how powerful an experience like this is, though it feels simple. Understand the advantages that you have been afforded. Identify with someone who has lived a vastly different life than you have. Challenge yourself and connect.
The bike ride with Ayanda was fun and insightful. The first half of this experience is a walk through the informal settlements of TR-section, Khayelitsha with a local resident, Apiwe. You will learn about the people who make up the formal and informal settlements of this township and how you can best support them and their initiatives. (Make sure to bring sunblock!)