Kayamandi is located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Kayamandi, ironically a Xhosa term for “pleasurable home” was founded in the early 1950s as part of the increased segregation during the Apartheid regime. In 1966, the nine biggest employers in the Stellenbosch district (among them the University, the city administration, several vineyards and a fruit packing company) got together to erect 38 ready-made-homes, so called hostels. Kayamandi was originally built to house exclusively black migrant male labourers employed on the farms in the Stellenbosch area.
Schools in Kayamandi include Kayamandi Secondary School and P.C. Petersen and Ikaya primary schools.