Founded at St. Michaels Church in 1997, the Khayelitsha Craftmarket has since become an important part of the community. The craftmarket provides a great opportunity to see how bead works, paintings, sculptures and wire art are handmade. Besides manufacturing and selling arts and crafts, the crafters use their skills to teach other interested members of the community so that they can learn and maybe also make a living out of it.
Often the money that the artists make selling their crafts is the only income for their families. Therefore if our guests are looking for souvenirs or gifts, we always advise them to have a look in the townships first to directly support the families of the artists and crafters.