NEW HOPE TOWNSHIP – PRIVATE HALF DAY
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√ Explore the rich history and culture of Cape Town’s local townships.
√ Browse a local craft market and museums.
√ Meet the staff of the Non-Profit Organisation, Iliso Care Society, and learn about their success in creating hope for the people of Khayelitsha.
We depart for Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats. Khayelitsha means ‘new home’ and was established in 1984 during the tribal war outbreak of the time. Like many other townships, it was created during the apartheid era as a dormitory area for the non-white working class. Today residents continue to face challenges such as HIV/AIDS and poverty in post-apartheid South Africa.
We visit the Iliso Care Society where we meet the staff and gain an insight into the lives they touch.
Established in 2005 in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats, Iliso began as a soup kitchen serving daily meals to hundreds of residents. The project has since expanded and offers a range of services to the local community including new skills development, an internet café, community empowerment workshop as well as providing safety and care for orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly.
Return to your hotel via numerous other township districts and with a new perspective on South African township culture.
Pack for a Purpose is an innovative way that guests of Wilderness Safaris can help children in this area – click on the logo below to find out more.