We welcome individual visitors and tour groups to our Development Centre in Khayelitsha, where our unique products are sold, weaving and printing workshops may be visited and Educare programmes are based.
What you can see
Philani's Development Centre was opened in 1995. Designed as a compound built around a lawned courtyard, it presents an oasis of green in the middle of dense township housing. In 2007, building began to expand our school and women's clinic to include new consulting rooms and dental clinics, as well as to provide new printing and training workshops.
You can visit our school and weaving and printing workshops and enjoy some ethical retail therapy in our vibrant, newly renovated shop.
Feel free to look around, talk to our staff and visit our Educare children in class.
Philani Development Centre
Khayelitsha, Site C
Tel: 021 387 5124
Fax: 021 387 5107
08h30 to 16h30, Mon-Fri
How to find us
Philani is about 30 minutes drive from the centre of Cape Town and about 15 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport. Follow the N2 past the airport. Turn off at exit 25 (Khayelitsha), turn right and drive across the bridge. Turn right into Lansdowne Rd, towards Nolugile Train Station. Go straight for about 300 metres and turn right towards the Caltex Station. Drive past the Caltex Station and turn right into Idada Ave. Take the first right and first right again. Philani is straight ahead.
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Many tour guides feature Philani on their township tours. We cannot recommend particular tour companies, but suggest that you enquire about visiting Philani when contacting tour guides.
Cape Care Route
Philani is a member of Cape Town Tourism and of the Cape Care Route - a guide to an alternative view of Cape Town's communities.