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Our hotel was not far from Bo-kaap. We took a walk in the evening from our hotel and the Malay community lives in Bo-Kaap. There are numerous little cobbled streets among these colourful homes. Its quite a walk amongst these houses.
Bo-kaap is also known as the Malay Quarter not surprisingly as Malay immigrants settled there when Cape Town was in it's infancy. Lots of protests in the area at the moment as developers buy up plots and build high rises which are out of character...More
We visited here as part of a tour - it’s very historic and colourful. It was pleasant to walk through the cobbled streets and admire the buildings. Could be difficult if you have mobility issues though.
Beautifully painted houses, worth the visit, and I suggest you do a red city bus tour as you can opt for a walking tour instead of a bus giving you the opportunity to visit the shops and coffee shops lined up on either side of...More
This colourful colony of Malays has long history behind it. Very different from the other parts of Cape Town, this colourful housing is populated by Malayas, who migrated to South Africa as workers and ultimately settled here. Each house is painted in different bright colours.A...More
The Bo-Kaap area is a beautiful area in Capetown. All of the houses are painted bright colors and all are different. Worth a visit. Doesn’t take too long to walk through and it will make you smile. Very bright and cheerful.
So glad we stopped by in the early evening for a local walk and to take some pics, tho there were certainly few people around. Seemed like it quickly became a landmark for our travels around Cape Town and always easy to recognize a part...More
Lots of history behind these colorful houses in Bo-Kaap which makes their color stories even more unique. I highly suggest when visiting that you go off the beaten path (safely) and take a look at the houses off the main street, you'll be impressed by...More
The Bo-kaap is a special place. This rare and special community must be protected from commercial developers. Spend money in their local economy to support families staying in their homes. The spice store was marvellous.
Response from Marjolein W | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured... More
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured houses. There are a few. Google free walking tours Bo-kaap and you will find them. Enjoy!