Lwandle

Lwandle

This true African township lies on the N2 just outside Somerset West on the road to the Garden Route and Hermanus. Lwandle was established in 1958 to house migrant workers who earned their living in the area. Several recognised tour operators can take you through the community and its sites.

Art And Crafts

Art and Crafts Centre: The centre is in the former beer hall. It encourages local people to exhibit their handiwork and take part in music and theatre productions. The original arts and crafts works are for sale, a fitting memento of your visit.

History And Architecture

Hostel 33: This was one of the original dwellings in the township and has not been upgraded, so that visitors can see how early migrant workers lived.

Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum: The exhibits in the museum in the former community hall show the conditions under which migrant workers lived over the years.

Township Walk: The walk will show visitors the transformation of Lwandle, from hostels for migrant workers to a community trying to establish a more prosperous permanent life for themselves. The route includes the Museum, Hostel 33, the Hector Peterson Library, the Town Square and several shops and homes

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