Makazi’s Guesthouse: sisonke singenza amahluko

by EcoStreet on August 7, 2010

in EcoHouse, Fair Trade, Recycling, Responsible Travel

I’m completely enchanted by Makazi’s Guesthouse. It’s built out of sandbags, and is kitted out with solar heating, composting toilets and recycled furniture. The house has been beautifully decorated (inside and out) and all profit made is used to fund the community-based Indlovu project, including a crèche, youth centre, clinic and soup kitchen.

This would be an eye-opening and different stay for any visitor to Cape Town,

Makazi’s Guesthouse is a community-built project in the Monwabisi Park area of Khayelitsha. For more information or to book accommodation, email or phone +27 216571026 or +27 833750988.

sisonke singenza amahluko is Xhosa for “together we can make a difference”

photo credit: mamakalisa

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Haroun Kola August 7, 2010 at 11:59 pm

This is so cool 🙂


barrel August 12, 2010 at 6:34 am

Just amazing! I guess you go with what you got. I like the ingenuity.


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