The AHLI JEEM (Aljeem) represents a concept derived from a people who have stronger links to no other homeland other than the Ka’bah al Mushrifah; situated in ‘the mother of cities’ Makkatul Mukarramah. The AHLI JEEM hail from ‘the mother city’, the Cape of Good Hope.

For more than three centuries the AHLI JEEM are a unique symbol of evolution, transformation and most importantly preservation. Cape Town is the furthest beacon in the South due to its unparalleled passion to identify with Arabic language and culture.

This is due to a forged identity unbounded by merely a geographical location. Arabic as a desired means of communication facilitated for the transcending of many a major obstacle due to this means of proliferating culture, class and context superseding borders, races and appearances.

We strive to share an authentic Arabian experience with all by becoming the preferred platform for all Arab exchanges within Southern Africa.


We envisage to:

Provide an authentic Arabian lifestyle experience

Grow an appreciation for Arabic as a language

Showcase the unique South African Arab and Islamic heritage created by a previously minority community

Be the doorway to Arab culture and cuisine

Create opportunities for all