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Kopanong Bed & Breakfast

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Velani Crescent | Khayalitsha Township, Khayelitsha, South Africa
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Kopanong Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 4 Khayelitsha B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mauerbach, Austria
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Kopanong Bed & Breakfast is run by Thope and her daughter Mpho, two energetic and active community members of Khayelitsha township. We had an inspiring and pleasant stay there. We consider visiting a township a 'must' if you want to experience more than just the eloquent and touristic (predominantly white) environments of South Africa. It's more African than most of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our friend joked that we were going to the township to get mugged, but our stay was great. From start to finish everyone was helpful and friendly. We travelled to Khayelitsha with a shared taxi - the driver took care to drop us off at the right place, even walking us over the road and introducing us to the lady... More

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Paris
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

A warm welcome, good value. Worth to stay at least 2 nights in order to get time to visit the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Staying in this small (three guest rooms only) but comfortable bed and breakfast feels more like paying a visit to a family in their home - which you effectively are - rather than staying at your more conventional holiday B&B. My girlfriend and I stayed in a nice, clean, comfortable bedroom with en-suite toilet and shower room. Breakfast is included... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

I have been staying with family Lekau since 2001 regulary (so altogether I would think about 40 nights) and was never disappointed, especially it is never boring...next visit will be from thursday

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

If you are visiting the Cape you could do a lot worse than paying a visit to the District Six museum followed by a night or so spent at Kopanong B&B. Most people we spoke to thought we were crazy to risk driving into the township at Khayelitsha & spending a night there. In fact it turned out to be... More

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2006

I would definitely recommend everybody who visits Cape Town to stay a night in a township or at the very least visit one. Kopanong is safe, welcoming and a truly enlightening experience. The dusk walking tour or Khaylesha was a particular highlight of ours with the residents being full of smiles and extremely welcoming.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2006

I got Thope Lekau who runs the Kopanong B&B to give me a tour round the townships, followed by an excellent lunch at her B&B. I don't think you would normally expect to stay in the part of Cape Town that people were forced into in the 80s and 90s, but it's fascinating and gives you a much better appreciation... More

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Address: Velani Crescent | Khayalitsha Township, Khayelitsha, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Khayelitsha
Also Known As:
Kopanong Bed & Breakfast Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Khayelitsha township, Kopanong Bed & Breakfast is run by Thope Lekau and her daughter Mpho. Established in 1999, Kopanong, which means "meeting place" in the seSotho language, has two comfortable double guest bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Guests can also relax in the sitting room, read about South Africa, and watch TV or videos. The nutritious breakfast that is offered consists of fruits, yogurts, milk, cold cereals, hot porridge, cooked vegetables or beans, toast and preserves, juice, tea, and coffee. A traditional-style dinner is also available for guests, when arranged in advance. We have a large covered terrace area and also welcome tour groups here for lunch, tea, or cold drinks and snacks. Here we have an opportunity to talk about South Africa's recent history and future hopes in an authentic setting. ... more   less 
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