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Buffalo City Homestays

Eat, sleep and party like a local

Hungry for authentic experiences that feed the senses and energise the soul? Buffalo City invites you to experience old-school Xhosa charm and hospitality in a vibrant township setting as part of our Metro's exciting new homestay tourism initiative.

Our friendly, knowledgeable homestay hosts will ensure that you see, taste and enjoy the best that South Africa’s hippest township and friendliest villages have to offer. 


Buffalo City pulsates with the exciting sounds of live music, seven days a week. 

Our friendly, knowledgeable home stay hosts will guide you to the best local venues with the hottest local artists, from old-school jazz legends to street smart hip hop, house and revivalist kwaito artists.

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The sharing of food is a rich and symbolic African tradition that still carries great social capital in the Eastern Cape. Home stay guests will be introduced to the best Mdantsane cafes, public kitchens and informal eating spots where they can enjoy authentic Xhosa cuisine, prepared in the traditional, unhurried Eastern Cape style.



A Buffalo City home stay is the perfect gateway to the many poignant symbols of the region’s rich political heritage.

Guests are encouraged to visit the Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, the Egerton and Bhisho massacre memorial sites and the Mxenge family graves – all easily accessibly as self-drive destinations, or via guided tours.



Buffalo City is home to a wide range of special interest events throughout the year, from mass-participation sporting events like Ironman to unique cultural showpieces like the Berlin November traditional horseracing festival. Regardless of the reason for your visit, a warm and welcoming home stay will greatly enhance your experience of Buffalo City hospitality.

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