Things To Do in KhayelitshaMonwabisi Beach & Resort
Where? Baden Powell Drive, Khayalitsha, Cape Flats, Western Cape
When? Currently closed for renovations.
How? Call +27 (0)21 372-2929
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
‘Monwabisi’ is an isiXhosa word meaning ‘bringing joy’, to which many regular beach visitors will attest. The beach is particularly popular with residents from surrounding areas such as Mitchell’s Plain, Strandfontein and Khayelitsha. On New Year’s Day and Boxing Day every year tens of thousands of beachgoers flock to Monwabisi to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. Swimming conditions can be very dangerous due to the strong currents, however the beach features the largest man-made tidal pool in the Southern Hemisphere. There is also paddling pools and a pavilion, with kiosks and ablution facilities. Monwabisi has many picnic and braai sites set out on the terraced lawns of the resort for the day visitor and if you had so much fun in the sun that you would prefer to stay for the night you will find camping facilities and chalets available to hire.