Wander through the colourful cobblestoned Malay Quarters on this 90-minutes tour, where the brightly coloured houses unfold in an array of pinks, greens, blues, reds and oranges. The name is an abbreviation of ‘boven Kaap’ or ‘above the cape’. So unsurprisingly, you’ll find the neighbourhood upward from the city centre, on the slopes of Signal Hill.
Today, it’s known as one of the most Instagrammable places in the country, thanks to its pastel-colored houses and picturesque cobbled streets. This amazing tour allows you to learn about the history of one of Cape Town’s most multicultural areas. Discover some of its oldest historical buildings and learn about the culture and traditions of the local people. Bo-Kaap, a colourful, historic neighbourhood that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery.
Along the way, visit South Africa’s first mosque, Auwal Masjid and if you are lucky, you may get a taste of the spicy ‘Cape Malay’ food.