Boutique hotel opens in Cape township


A smart place to stay has opened in the heart of Cape Town's Khayelitsha, the first upmarket hotel in the sprawling township near the city's international airport. The Spade Boutique Hotel has 13 rooms and boasts "incredible African cuisine", a bar, a heated pool a gym and a spa. The property is the brainchild of two locals – Annette Skaap, a former airline cabin crew member, and her businessman husband Bulelani "Ace", who also owns the Kwa-Ace Lounge, Kwa-Ace Kitchen and Kwa-Ace Eparkin. Khayelitsha, on the Cape Flats, is one of the first sights visitors see when heading into the city. Its name is Xhosa for "New Home". May migrant workers settled there. It is reckoned to be the biggest and fastest growing township in South Africa, diverse and with various entertainment spots. The hotel is 24kms from the airport, 34kms from Table Mountain, 25kms from the Cape winelands and 36kms from the city's V&A Waterfront. Places to eat outside the hotel can be found here.