Dinner at Mandela’s hosts a cultural tour to Mandela Park township (Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town), including a traditional African Meal, dancers, a choir, transport and music.
It is an opportunity for visitors to gain a better understanding of the lifestyle and culture of the residents and to have dinner in the township, a fun filled evening of African Music and Dance and partying with the locals.
Simultaneously the tour offers the locals an opportunity to uplift their lives, as full support is given to the township in terms of services required – the local tavern/shebeen, support for traditional african choirs and local dancers and food.
When Mzwandile Mtyobile came to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape he struggled to find a job. He would recall the good times back home, the laughter and especially the singing. Although he didn’t have formal training, he always loved to sing. So he thought it may be a good idea to start again to keep him occupied and maybe make some money. With 3 friends from the Eastern Cape he started Brothers with Voices and the group quickly grew to 8 singers. Bokbus sponsored the choir in their early stages to help them establish themselves in the business. Brothers with Voices show their authentic African performance at Dinner at Mandelas.
Keep Hout Bay Beautiful is a non-profit company that maintains and enhances the environmental health of Hout Bay by improving the physical and visual appearance of the area for the whole community. Our work includes graffiti removal, litter patrols and planting at public areas by employing local residents, who were previously unemployed. We encourage everyone who lives, works and leisure’s in Hout Bay to join us on our mission to keep Hout Bay beautiful!
We hope that with our help, and of course, YOUR help, we can make this community cleaner and greener. Let’s all work together in making Hout Bay a sustainable and safe place to live!