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  • Address: Schotsche Kloof

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Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter)

The brightly colored houses of this lively neighborhood in the Central Cape are perched among the rocky crags of Signal Hill. Cobblestone streets wind through the multicultural township where freed slaves and Muslim immigrants settled. Visitors can follow guided walking tours through Bo-Kaap’s major sites, or delve into the history of the area on their own.

The Bo-Kaap Museum, which examines the contributions made by Muslim settlers, is housed in the quarter’s oldest home. It is the ideal place to start exploring the culture of this colorful neighborhood. Afterwards, check out the historic Mosques that dot the streets of Bo-Kaap, including one built in 1844, before visiting the well-known Karamats. The township is home to three of these burial sites that honor saints of Islam. Travelers can also learn to make famous Malay Curry during a traditional cooking class, or sample local fare and purchase traditional works of art at the food and craft market held at Schotshcekloof Civic Center the first Saturday of every month.

Practical Info

Bo-Kaap is located at Schotsche Kloof in Cape Town between Dorp and Wale Streets. The Bo-Kaap Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage and get a snapshot of township life on this 3.5-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide at your side, take in the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.28

Cape Town Township Visit Including a Cooking Class with a Local Chef in The Bo-Kaap

From vibrant African townships to Malay settlements, you’ll get a literal taste for Cape Town as you snack, chat, and see how locals live. Along the way, hear ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00

Sunset City Bike Tour of Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Enjoy a sunset ride that will take your breath away. This half-day cycle includes some of the Cape's most breathtaking scenery from majestic mountain passes to ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

Cape Town Bike Tour and Beer Tasting

This tour is especially designed for the beer lovers. Cycle along Cape Town, exploring the great beer culture of the city, tasting international and local ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.45

Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage on a 4-hour Cape Malay tour led by an expert guide. As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a culture that ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.73

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