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:
Bo Kaap Museum

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…


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Visiting Cape Town?

Book a Tour, it takes about an hour and for a bit longer can include a meal. Click here to book a tour.

For more Tours and things to do in Bo-Kaap and Cape Town, click here Things to Do

Why not stay close by, within walking distance to the city and easy access to the Waterfront and bus to Table Mountain: Find Accommodation here.

If you looking to find out about Food and Popular recipes go here: Food and Recipes

Cape Town Food Tasting Tour from $131.93
Unleash your appetite for a 4-hour tasting tour of Cape Town’s traditional food offerings. Brush up on the region’s diverse food heritage as you travel via mini-van to an array of stops, sampling items from 3 or more eateries en route. Devour Cape Malay snacks in colorful Bo-Kaap, taste area street foods and savor regional dishes such as umleqwa or free-range chicken in the home of a local resident. Your guide will offer insight into Cape Town’s distinct culinary and cultural relationships while you eat your way through the city.

Cape Town City Pass including Hop-on-Hop-off tour, Cape Wheel & Table Mountain from $73.13
The Cape Town City Pass turns your holiday into something special! Enjoy a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium, the Castle of Good Hope, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, a hop-on-hop-off bustour, meals and drinks, walking tours, boat trips, and much more. The pass is available for children and adults and constitutes the ideal sightseeing package for families but also single travelers, couples, old, and young.