Bo-Kaap

Hidden in central Cape Town is the Bo-Kaap, just beyond the hassles and bustle, you will find this little treasure which is an attraction for many holidaymakers.

Bo Kaap Museum Ref: https://andrewinsouthafrica.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/img_6171.jpg
Bo Kaap Museum
Ref: https://andrewinsouthafrica.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/img_6171.jpg

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Colourful houses in Bo-Kaap

What is Bo-Kaap? It is a multicultural area, tucked safely into the fold of signal hill. Use the cobble stoned streets as your guide and you will be lead into a lively suburb filled with brightly colored houses from the nineteenth and seventeenth century, Muslim saints shrines (“kramats“) and many beautiful “Mosques” including the first established Muslim Mosque in South Africa.

The area is filled with history, visit the museum for glimpse of the past and find out about the architectural heritage too…

This website is about Bo-Kaap and is updated by people who live, previously lived or descendants of those who lived in here. We hope you enjoy the website as much as we do putting it all together!