Selfhelp Manenberg is a non-profit organisation operating for the past ten years as a development organisation. The organisation is a pilot project to develop social services and also aims to promote Manenberg as a tourist destination. Tourists will experience development work that is focused on the upliftment and recovery of a community.
One of the projects linked to the Selfhelp project is a toy library, which focuses on early childhood development. Tourists can also visit a school to speak with community leaders about youth civic involvement and a guided tour to experience the historic background of Manenberg can be arranged. The local restaurant is managed by the Manenberg youth and serves fine examples of food typical to the townships of Cape Town. Some local community members are also great crafters.