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Bo-kaap

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap
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  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I joined one of the free walking tours around the Bo-Kaap and found it very interesting to hear the history behind these beautiful coloured houses. Without a tour guide to explain the area to you there probably isn't much of interest once you've taken a...More

Thank Stacie C
Reviewed yesterday

Best to visit a cape malay home and hear the stories of living during the early apartheid years from the locals themselves. It is vibrant with colourful houses and friendly people and if you lucky you will get some traditional bobotie.

Thank Sureshinee
Reviewed 4 days ago

easy walk from the main streets of Capetown, very many colourful houses with a great history of Malay forebears.

Thank enjoyingitnow
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The houses are pretty and colourful and make for an interesting backdrop but that is all that there is.

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 5 days ago

A neighborhood very picturesque and typical of Cape Town. We went by taxi, and once there, we walked until we reached the Green Market, to do all the shopping, as we were told that there is where to bargain.

Thank samgardon
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was across the road from our hotel ( Hilton Cape Town) so easy to see at different times of the day ( and different lights). Really only a few streets - not all that interesting - wouldn't travel across town for it

Thank cassy w
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had not heard of Bo Kaap before I came to cape Town, but my guide to me for a walk there. really nice area with festive colors on the houses. You get grate pictures.

Thank M0nicaN0rway
Reviewed 6 days ago

This area has the colorful houses that you often see in postcards for Cape Town. Take a walk around if you can.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The free walking tour was quite nice and resourceful. However, I wish someone had told us that the area is not recommended after 6pm. It becomes quite spooky. Thanks to the guy working at city sight seeing (hop on hop off), we were safely put...More

Thank lovelyvidhee2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours on one of the free walking tours offered from Cape Town. Great, knowledgeable guide who shared so much of the history and culture. Interesting and picturesque neighborhood to say the least.

Thank VagabondMn
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salifu2014
need affordable place to stay for week in cape town
3 October 2016|
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Response from abkarolia | Reviewed this property |
Check out 35 on Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
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SandieFreckle
Is there accomadation in Bo-Kaap?
13 June 2016|
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Response from Albertgerber | Reviewed this property |
There are many excellent upmarket accommodation options like the Hilton as mentioned in other posts. If this is the accommodation type you require I would stay in more touristy areas such as the Waterfront and commute to... More
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Michelle E
How do I book lunch with a Malay family?
8 September 2015|
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Response from Albertgerber | Reviewed this property |
The question is dated some time ago so I hope it is still relevant. I would do a cooking course in the bo-kaap in the kitchen of one of the local ladies. Great fun and you can sample the results. More information on... More
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