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This area was just around the corner from our hotel. Nice are to visit for a quick pit stop but there are much nicer ares to visit while in Cape Town but it is worth stopping and learning about the history and heritage of the...More
You’ll recognize the pastel square houses of this historical neighborhood from postcards. Wish I had a little more time in Bo-Kaap so I could check out the museum and the oldest mosque in South Africa (Auwal Mosque), but some time is better than no time....More
It was a rainy day when I went, yet many of the residents were at their doors with friendly smiles and greeting. A very pleasant community spirit - something that seems to be lacking in much of Cape Town. The colourful homes are nice to...More
I took this free 90 minute walking tour to get a better understanding of the historical significance of the area. Our group of 20 was lead by a energetic guide from a local tour company. He shared some interesting facts about the religious overtones, people...More
A great way to find your way around Cape Town. The history of this area is very interesting and an important demonstration of many ethnic groups living together with respect and mutual acceptance. This area is now facing high taxes and owners are faced with...More
We did a free walking tour of the neighbourhood - you tip at the end as much or as little as you wish. We heard about the tour at the City sightseeing office on Long Street - the 90 min tour actually begins at Greenmarket...More
Definitely spend some time at the Bo-kaap museum to learn more about this community and its history. It will help to inform the visitor as they walk around the area the significance of the colorful homes and the meaning inherent to the inhabitants.
Remarkable setting of Cape Town Malay quarters with beautiful homes of colour; cobble stone roadways; outward features still original. Breathtaking and real. Visited the BoKaap museum also. Treat with late lunch at Bishmillah Restaurant.
Rene and Joy van Steensel Holland
Response from Marjolein W | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured... More
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured houses. There are a few. Google free walking tours Bo-kaap and you will find them. Enjoy!