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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed with the wonderful Thope one night at the end of our trip in August. It was a fantastic experience for us and for our daughters. We had seen the beauty and luxury of the western Cape, driving past all the settlements beside the roads, on our way to our next comfortable destination but wondering all the time what... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had a short stop over for lunch as part of our study tour. Thope Lekau (or call Mamma) cooked us a very nice lunch and after that, we had a chance to speak to her in which she told us her story of how this B&B was formed and what she had the vision for her and her community.... More 

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Thank manishkumarpandey
Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had a wonderful experience at the B&B. We travelled with our rental car which could be parked in their garage. Early evening we walked through the area with Mpho and it was a amazing experience. People were very friendly and wanted to greet you and talk to us. Children wanted to dance and do high fives. They are proud... More 

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Thank Kitty E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

The Kopanong B&B is a must-visit. Getting an impression of how 80% of South Africa's population is as important as it is fun! Discovering the township with the host in a township tour is something you really shouldn't miss. It's informative and safe going with the owner Thope or her daughter Mpho and what's more it gives you an impression... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

According to Wikipedia, kopanong is "a Sesotho word meaning meeting place or where people are invited; the name earmarks unity and seeks to encourage co-operation". This is a perfect name for this wonderful B&B, where we were hosted for 2 nights by the inspirational owner Thope and her energetic daughter Mpho. By running this homestay, the family are doing a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Thope is a warm, caring and lovely host, she will show you round the township, tell you stories of the apartheid struggle or just talk 'travel' as she has been all over the world. Its a lovely home, with hearty home cooked food, and a welcome into a part of Africa travel than many drive by. Its safe to get... More 

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Mauerbach, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 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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241 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 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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1 Thank saritrace
Paris
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Reviewed 17 July 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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Reviewed 20 July 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Kopanong Bed & Breakfast

Address: Velani Crescent | Khayalitsha Township, Khayelitsha, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Khayelitsha
Number of rooms: 2
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