Exploring Khayelitsha by bicycle with Nederburg & Qhubeka

Nederburg has been supporting the Qhubeka bicycle project for years now and I was privileged to attend an inspiring media day out in Khayelitsha recently, in order to explore the local coffee shops, art and cuisine.

Nederburg has donated 60 bicycles to the Khayelitsha Community Policing Forum and 40 to Ride 2 Empower project, run by local poet, musician and entrepreneur Siya Mbaba. Siya guided a group of us on their bicycles through one of the country's biggest townships, and we were delighted to discover a great coffee shop started by Siki Dibela (ex Vide e Caffe), and then a local new bakery selling healthy alternative breads (gluten-free and full of spinach), called The Spinach King.  View a video about his project HERE

We were intrigued also by a display by Theatre 4 Change Arts Project just on the roadside, - such a powerful way to present issues of relevance today, viz gender based violence and xenophobia.

After our cycle around, we arrived at our lunch spot - the 4Roomed eKasi Culture Restaurant, the brainchild of dynamo Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena, who is bringing cuisine and healthy living options to the community, with a food truck, veggie garden and providing a venue for the community and tourists to gather and experience local delicous fare.

For more on our trip - see my story HERE

Well done to Nederburg & Qhubeka - #bicycleschangelives #wineforgood