Come Dine With Khayelitsha

Fri 19 2016 @ 18:30 - 22:15

About the event:

Eat great food. Make new friends. Bridge social divides.

What is Dine with Khayelitsha?

The Challenge

There’s a huge gap between townships (informal settlements) and Cities (suburbs). Even after 20 years of democracy our society is still segregated and separated in terms of race, religion and culture. This hinders us from working in unity as diverse human species in solving our modern problems.

Dine with Khayelitsha is a platform that bridges the gap between townships and cities through setting conversational diners that are driven by different themes, ranging from social issues, social innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability of hope, positivity and change within townships.

We do this by hosting dinners in different households within townships. Through all of this we offer our local and international guests and local township residents a lifetime experience of unity and a platform for them to learn and teach one another. In short: we’re sharing great conversations complimented by African cuisine.

For the past year of our existence we have hosted 260 Guests in Khayelitsha and Khwezi Park.

How does this business benefit the community and empower the township?

Dine with Khayelitsha changes people’s mindset about other races.  The event offers everyone an opportunity to make new friends, meet new people and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Guests are transported by different local taxi drivers from a central point in Cape Town to the households in Khayelitsha. Catering is overseen by a professional chef from Kubu restaurant mentors student chefs. Local artists deliver live performances.

Dine with Khayelitsha is a community brand that also funds the Have Fun childhood development program.

Our Goal

Dine with Khayelitsha has the potential to unlock 150 townships in South Africa. Our future plans are to host dine with Khayelitsha in other townships. The ultimate goal is to allow people all over the world to be part of dine with Khayelitsha and host these conversational dinners where ever they are.

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Logistics on the night

From the City: Meet at Central Library next to the City Hall, Darling Street for collection from 17:45 – 18:10 pm to be transported to the venues around Khayelitsha.

R200 pp: Book your ticket at or call 062 005 1842.



Location: Meet at Central Library
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Darling Street , Cape Town, Western Cape