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June 14, 2022

Visiting Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa

A highlight of our private tours of Cape Town, South Africa, is exploring the colorful houses and cobblestone streets in charming Bo-Kaap, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

Established in the 1760s, Bo-Kaap has long been associated with the Cape Malay community, a predominantly Muslim group with mixed heritage from across South Asia, Southeast Asia, Madagascar and other regions.

Today, Bo-Kaap is a national heritage site characterized by cobblestone streets lined with distinctive Cape Dutch and Cape Georgian terraced houses painted in bright colors.

private Bo-Kaap tours

Travelers strolling the streets will discover mosques, spice shops and restaurants serving flavorful Cape Malay cuisine.

We arrange for our travelers to tour Bo-Kaap with an expert local guide to learn about the area’s complex history and culture, including seeing the 18th-century Auwal Mosque.

We can also include a visit to the Bo-Kaap Museum. Located in one of Bo-Kaap’s oldest Cape Dutch houses, the museum offers insight into the neighborhood’s cultural heritage.

Contact Artisans of Leisure to begin planning a private luxury South Africa tour.

private Bo-Kaap tours


Destinations:  Africa, South Africa

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