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“Andulela Cooking Safari in Bo-Kaap” 5 of 5 stars
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Bo-kaap
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
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“Andulela Cooking Safari in Bo-Kaap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

"Salt is like love. Once you can give it, you can't take it away." These are the words of our host, Faldela Tolker, who welcomed us in her home as part of the Andulela Cooking Safari in Bo-Kaap. We began the morning with a stop at Atlas Trading Company, where we learned about Cape Malay spices and purchased spices for a meal we would later prepare. We made a stop at the local coffee house and also a neighborhood grocery store. We then were welcomed in the home of Fadela. She taught us how to make roti, fold samosas and prepare chicken curry. One person in the group was a vegan; another didn't eat chicken -- Faldela accomodated these special needs by preparing additional dishes for these guests. We met her husband and children. We helped roll out the dough, stir the curry and stuff the samosas. It was a great day and I highly recommend this experience for anyone visiting Cape Town. It was a wonderful way of learning more about the history, culture and cuisine while spending the morning inside the home of a very special woman who I will never forget. Love -- that's her special ingredient. You'll feel it when you walk in the door!

Visited January 2013
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“If you love colour, you will love the Bo-Kaap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

what an amazing district with so much history. And all the colourful houses are really lovely to see. There are a few B&B's and coffee shops as well.

Visited January 2013
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“Bo-Kaap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I drive through the Bo-Kaap everyday. It is colorful, ever-changing and warms my heart. Pigeons, school kids and coffee shops are some of the daily scenes I pass on my way to work. Priceless.

Visited January 2013
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“Don't miss "Cooking in the Bokaap" with Andulela”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

About two weeks ago, I took this cooking tour in Cape Town and enjoyed it immensely! Our knowledgeable guide took us first to the Bokaap museum which gave us a bit of the history of the area and then we visited a spice shop which was wonderful. Then on to our cooking class in the home of a very charismatic member of this community. She was full of personality and made the experience so much fun for all of us - there were eight of us in the group. We made curried chicken and samosas, typical of Cape Malay cuisine. After learning, among other things, how to expertly fold the samosas into a triangle, we finally sat down and enjoyed the meal we had helped to prepare - a terrific and memorable experience!

Visited December 2012
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“Haas cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Was fantastic - great lunch , great service, great ambience amongst great art.

We had a great table for a reunion - we took a bottle of champagne and when that was done the staff went down the road to get us another. So helpful and sweet. The food was great and SO SO reasonably priced.
The kitchen is across the road and they have a cute outdoor area - just funky - dont miss if in cape town. loved the experience

Visited December 2012
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