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Enjoy an authentic township experience at Malebo's Bed and Breakfast in the charming company of Lydia Masoleng, offering a 3-bedroom home in Khayelitsha. She will prepare anything from a continental breakfast to traditional African cuisine for lunch or dinner. Township tours available.

Guests can go on a walking township tour during the day and spend their evenings chatting with the family over the dinner table; visiting a shebeen with Malebo's husband - Alfred - or relaxing on a comfy couch, watching a local soapie with the family.

For around R80 extra, Malebo will cook you a great traditional Xhosa dinner. Expect generous portions of chicken; red meat; Dombelo (African dumplings to dish up onto your meat) or 'pap' (maize mash); chakalaka (a spicy vegetable relish); and a selection of vegetables cooked in a traditional Xhosa way. Malebo's home-brewed Ungomboti (a traditional African beer) is one of her specialties.

Malebo also arranges entertainment on request: Drink a toast to the setting sun - sitting on a bench on the 'stoep' (porch) - while enjoying the soulful sounds of a Marimba band or a local guitarist.

Contact us for bookings
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 1619
email: info@mycapetownstay.com

Malebo's Bed and Breakfast

Lydia Masoleng can accommodate guests in her comfortable home, as well as prepare tasty traditional meals (breakfast included, lunches and dinners upon request). She can also help arrange volunteer programs or tours for her guests - just ask!


  • Fax
  • Guests are welcome to use the kitchen
  • Restaurant(s)
  • living and dining areas


  • Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
  • Laundry/Ironing


  • Cultural Arts and Craft Interactive activity
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • Cultural Visits/Tours

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Sotho
  • Xhosa