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History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap
History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap
History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap

Tour Of Historical Bo-Kaap Cape Town

4 hours

History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap

One of Cape Town’s oldest communities; rich in flavor, but even richer in culture.

  • From 72.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap
History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap
History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap History and culture in colorful Bo-Kaap

In the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, you’ll begin to get under the skin of Cape Town’s chequered history and discover the story of one of its oldest communities. This vibrant district tucked in the cradle of Table Mountain is steeped in history that dates back to the slave trade and height of apartheid, and yet the stories that resonate through these streets and in their museums are powerful and uplifting.

Your local Cape Town host will share with you the important history of this pocket of town, and share with you its cultural and religious landmarks which will leave you with greater appreciation and respect for your surroundings.

And we’ve always got time for good food, so if you feel like it, stop by a Cape Malay restaurant and try its tantalizing cuisine - the kaleidoscopic world of spices (bought of course from the Atlas Trading Company spice shop) and local cuisine are as much a part of the cultural heritage of the district as The Auwal Mosque is.

    • Join your host as they share the history of one of Cape Town’s oldest communities
    • Enjoy a walk through the vibrant district and discover the history of the iconic colorful houses
    • Visit some of Bo-Kaap’s cultural and religious landmarks, including the oldest mosque in South Africa
    • Stop by Atlas Spice Trading Centre, one of the best spice shops in the city
    • Feast on some traditional Cape Malay dishes - it would be impossible to resist
    • With your host by your side, experience the Cape Malay Cultural Heritage
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 4 hours with your host
    • Customized, private and personalized experience
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • A meal in a local restaurant (Main dish, soft drink and koeksister in a local restaurant)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink other than those included
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.


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    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
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