Where Is Khayelitsha In Cape Town South Africa

What is a Khayelitsha?

Khayelitsha is a township in Western Cape, South Africa, on the Cape Flats in the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality.

The name is Xhosa for New Home. It is reputed to be one of the largest and fastest-growing townships in South Africa.

Where Is Khayelitsha In Cape Town South Africa?

Khayelitsha is the largest township in Cape Town and is situated 30km southeast of the city centre, just off the N2. It’s a vibrant township known for its entrepreneurial spirit and social development projects.

Is Khayelitsha a large or small city?

Khayelitsha, or ‘new home’ in isiXhosa, is the second largest township in South Africa after Soweto in Johannesburg. It is situated on the periphery of the city of Cape Town (30-35km from the CBD) and next to the N2 leading into Cape Town.

Is it safe in Khayelitsha?

The high levels of violent crime cannot be read outside of the inadequate public lighting conditions that many informal settlements in Cape Town are confronted with.

Through various advocacy interventions over the years, communities in Khayelitsha have illustrated that inadequate public lighting is a security issue.