Car hire agency opens

2015-10-01 06:00

Two Khayelitsha entrepreneurs keep on setting new benchmarks, what with the recent announcement of a new partnership, which launched the first car rental business in any township in the Western Cape.

This announcement was made during the official launch of their booking agency Khayelitsha Travel at the Look Out Hill on Friday. Founders Loyiso Mfuku and Mvuyisi Mbono, who started operating a business three years ago announced their partnership with Bidvest Car Rentals.

Locals and visitors can now add car rental as one of the many services, with an agency right on their doorstep, and based at the ever popular Look Out Hill.

Khayelitsha Travel offers travel assistance with unique walking township tours, weekend trips, accommodations, car rentals and transfer bookings.

According to Mbono, the move was initiated as part of their strategy to make travelling around the Cape much easier.

“Khayelitsha is growing and more people are interested in travel and tourism, so this is one way of making it convenient to our clients. To hire cars, they don’t have to go to town or to the airport, but rather take a taxi to the Look Out Hill and get their vehicle,” said Mbono.

Mbono said they hoped that the move will encourage locals to get involved in the travel industry.

Mfuku said that the partnership will also go a long way to showing outsiders that Khayelitsha is integrated and that holistic travelling arrangements can be made.

“Khayelitsha is pregnant with rich opportunities, as we speak there are 98 beds for overnight accommodation available in the area. The sooner that we as locals explore our areas, the more we will grow our local economy,” said Mfuku.

The two founded Khayelitsha Travel in 2006 after graduating at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with tourism management diplomas.

They only started working on the company three years ago and have been the first and only travel booking agency in Khayelitsha. The two tour guides started from humble beginnings, ferrying tourists around Khayelitsha on a horse cart.

Yvette Weinrich-Stander, Bidvest Car Rental’s regional manager, said the partnership will change perceptions.

“When they approached us, we felt that it was a great idea and they were the right people to make it work. Apart from what they see on news, many outsiders are not quite sure what is going on in the townships.”

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