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  • Address: Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, South Africa

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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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Full-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island

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Walk to Freedom Private Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island, Cape Town, Full-day Tours
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Walk to Freedom Private Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island

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

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Half-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Half-day Tours
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Cape Town City Private Art Tour, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Cape Town City Private Art Tour

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Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour

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City Tour of Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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City Tour of Cape Town

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town, Cape Town, City Tours
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Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town

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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip, Cape Town, Dining Experiences
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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