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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The Bo-Kaap region of Cape Town (also called the Malay Quarter) is known for its impressive multi-colored buildings, spice shops, and delicious Cape Malay food. Learn more about the origins of this neighborhood by going on a guided tour with a guide who is a descendant of the slaves brought to the area by early Dutch settlers. Find out personal stories about the area that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and ask questions along the way.
  • Visit Bo-Kaap with a guide who lives in the area and hear personal stories
  • Go to one of the oldest mosques in South Africa—Auwal Mosque
  • Stay hydrated—a cup of rooibos tea/coffee and a tasty snack are included
  • Great for photographers—see one of South Africa’s most photographed streets
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Departure Point

71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

The museum is directly opposite Rose Street Corner cafe shop. Please meet me in front of the museum and not inside the museum.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 56 On Lion Accommodation and Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local.

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Thank you Rafique for a...
Flavia_I
, Jan 2022
Thank you Rafique for a great tour of your area. Interesting facts and history shared. Enjoyed the Koeksisters you arranged.
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Special tour of our colourful history.
zahnasteynberg
, Dec 2021
Beautiful day with family, getting to know a part of Cape Town and our history we didn’t know before. We especially remember the fantastic koesiesters, and Bilkies helping us decyphering the spices and their uses at the spice shop. The walking was not too strenuos with some welcome shade on a warm day.
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Fun, informative morning well spent!
Delicia_B
, Nov 2021
It was fun spending time with Ilyas. He also managed to introduce us to quite a few of the locals, and told us parts of history we knew nothing about! And made it all fun! Even in the rain....
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Experience the generosity of the coulorful Bo-Kaap
Sue_B
, Oct 2020
The tour exceeded our expectations! Rafiq Jacobs shared the history with colourful stories and interesting facts. We were introduced to locals and showered with generosity in their homes. We will never forget aunt Nissie's freshly baked koesisters. She welcomed us like family. Rafiq even went the extra mile by arranging a lovely roti lunch at Faeezah's home!
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Amazing Tour of History of Bo-Kaap
Ariel_T
, May 2019
Rafiq was a lovely informative guide, his history and knowledge of Bo-Kaap tell of a very special place in the heart of Cape Town. I saw, did and heard the history and present day struggles of a people that still have to fight to be heard, and Rafiq's voice was loud and clear, Bo-Kaap Matters! Many Thanks, Ariel #BOKAAPMATTERS
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Product code: 114918P1

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