CapeTownMagazine.com

Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha

Sit down, relax, and have a good time at this lavish venue

When brothers Mfundo and Mshayi Mbeki had the idea to create a lifestyle space in Khayelitsha, their minds were very far from creating the typical shisa nyama-cum-tavern spot that townships in Cape Town have become known for when it comes to having a good time ‘ekasi’.

Instead the space that the duo now own, Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha, is where class and a helluva good time coincide. Launched officially in August 2015, this open-seven-days-a-week joint is where folks can dance until the sun comes up, eat tasty traditional food and mingle with likeminded people in style.

rands lifestyle space in khayelitshA

According to Mfundo, the name of the spot already reveals what the place is about. “As people we’re always working hard, earning those rands, but we hardly get to unwind. So this is the place where people can simply relax without having to worry about much,” he says.

rands lifestyle space in khayelitsha

From Monday right through to Sunday, patrons can choose Rands as the place to not only relax and chat with friends, but also to enjoy another element that Rands is really proud of: the food. Firm traditional favourites on the menu will “take foodies on a taste bud journey like no other”, Mfundo explains.  Dishes include chicken, spinach, chakalaka, pap, lamb chops, sausage and lots more. If folk had to choose three absolute must-trys, Mfundo recommends the creamy spinach, ribs, and Buffalo wings dipped in the Rands’ secret sauce.

rands lifestyle space in khayelitsha

While guests lick the last bit of secret sauce off their fingers, they can also dance to soft tunes playing in the background – unless it’s any day between Friday and Sunday. Because when the weekend hits, the volume at Rands is cranked up and the definition of ‘good time’ is taken to a whole new level. Mshayi is a well-known DJ who often plays in the evenings. Crowds can also party up a storm in the VIP section where they are well taken care of. “This is something people have been looking for,” says Mfundo. “So we make it our mission to deliver the very best.”

The 1500-capacity venue must be doing something right because, even in its infancy, the spot’s Facebook page has already garnered over 6000 likes. Mfundo also mentions that Rands has yet to approach well-known entertainers to perform at the establishment. Those that already have graced the stage (including big names like Euphonik and Vusi Nova) approached the venue themselves after hearing the Rands name on the grapevine. How’s that for influence?

rands lifestyle space in khayelitsha

“We believe we are unique because we are challenging the notion of what comes out of the township. We are saying to people that they don’t have to go all the way to town to get the treatment they think they deserve,” says Mfundo.

We’ll leave it at that.

rands lifestyle space in khayelitsha

Note: Rands is still in the process of acquiring its liquor licence. For now though, patrons can come with their own drinks and corkage is only charged from 2pm every day.

Tip: Rands is available as a special events venue. Interested parties can even consult the Rands team to come up with a distinct food venue to suit a specific event. For more information, contact +27 (0) 71 742 4322.

The Bill: For a detailed listing of meals, occasional entry fees and more, contact +27 (0) 71 742 4322.

Shop 6 | Khaya Bazaar | Makabeni Road | +27 (0) 71 742 4322

by Dudu Luthuli

---

Khayelitsha's New Upmarket 3-Story Venue: The Milk Restaurant & Bar

Featuring Black Coffee, Zonke and many more, this event is The Ultimate Weekender.

Are you ready for the epic re-launch of KwaAce in Khayelitsha?

Looking for overnight accommodation in the same area? Here’s the scoop on Lungi’s B&B in Khayelitsha.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on Twitter ❤ Facebook ❤ LinkedIn ❤ Instagram ❤ Pinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

wine_of_exileNapoleon Loved Cape Town Wine. Find Out ...

Plus see Bonaparte’s cut-glass crystal goblets and taste the modern version of his ...

easterHeads Up! The Easter Weekend Is Here ...

Make Easter exciting with these events, holiday destinations and braai spots

bayhill_premier_cupDiscover The Next Benni McCarthy At the ...

Catch the annual Easter Football Feast when it takes over Belhar's Erica Park.

Guy Buttery TourInternationally-acclaimed Local ...

The unique guitar-playing, acoustic folk-singing, award-winning artist is bringing his ...

jeanlucs_4Share a Tasting Plate and a Bottle of ...

A hidden gem on Orphan street: Small and intimate bistro-style eatery with extra-special ...

ghost_walksWalk With Ghosts In A Haunted Village ...

Discover the mysterious Lavender Lady, an unsinkable coffin, butchering barbers, exhumed ...

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 10% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

devonvalenew2Share A Double Brandy Special At ...

Enjoy a true South African sundowner at this picturesque venue just outside of ...

moyo_eden15Draughts for R25, R39 Cocktails Every ...

You, a couple friends, sitting at the Corona surfboard tables with your feet in the ...

cartelbraai5Friday Lunch Sorted: Lekker Braai At ...

End off the working week with a braai under the umbrellas in Green Point – food's ready ...

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery ...

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

La Paris_Bistro3Farm-Fresh Fare and Live Music Fridays ...

What an awesome vibe: Top Franschhoek chefs’ lunch favourite is now open till late (one ...

Wine FliesA Wine Tour Like No Other With Wine ...

Experience the best wines the Western Cape has to offer, all while having fun with Wine ...

camissatownship_newEmbark On A Township Eco-Friendly ...

Enjoy this interactive excursion to the bustling community of Langa

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Galileo_picThe Galileo Open Air Cinema Movie ...

Get your dose of classics, dramas, action movies and more at these outdoor summertime ...

Strolla Restaurant and Bar in Sea PointGet Irie On The Sunset Deck At Strolla ...

Live reggae music every Saturday at Strolla: sprawl out on the Corona Sunset Deck as the ...

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

hq friday feels HQ Friday Feels: Dinner and Dancing on ...

Chill jazzy beats while you enjoy dinner, then the dance floor opens at 9pm till late

Boschendal_FridayMarket2Fresh: Friday Night Market in the ...

Rain or shine: Now more farm-fresh food stalls and seating, plus: local music and great ...

Park Inn_Rooftop1Friday Night Live DJ on the Rooftop at ...

Forget the traffic: watch the sun set to cool SA house vibes with after-work sundowners ...

Coco Safar Dinner NEW 2Indulge In Dinner and Dessert At Coco ...

And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownSave on your kids’ birthday party ...

Make your kids’ birthday party extra special with outdoor laser tag with Battlefield ...

surfing muizenbergLearn To Surf Or Perfect Your Skills In ...

New to the surfing game? You’re in good hands at African Soul Surfer

African Soul Surfer Backpackers in Cape TownBook a Surf and Yoga Retreat at the ...

This week-long surf and yoga camp includes breakfast, accommodation and all your ...

Just Like Papa 1Just Like Papa: The Ultimate Place to ...

Finally, there’s a place in Cape Town where you can get exceptional home, camping, ...

Le Bonheur 10Snap up a Pizza and Reptile Adventure ...

Enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza while taking a tour of the crocodile pond or the snake ...

Fire and Ice Weekend PartyParty in the Fire & Ice Hotel Lobby ...

Live DJ, killer cocktails, 38 gourmet milkshakes and the chance to meet exciting new ...

Kiff Kombi - Durbanville - 1Experience Cape Town's Most Spirited ...

All aboard, gin lovers! Here’s what to expect on a tour of Cape Town’s quaintest, ...

Cartel House 10Grab Yourself Free Flapjacks Every ...

Members only: Luxury co-working office space Cartel House serves up hot and fresh ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.