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Bo-kaap

Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 72 464 1212
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“colorful houses” (82 reviews)
“cape malay” (57 reviews)
“spice shop” (27 reviews)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 72 464 1212
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"colorful houses"
in 82 reviews
"cape malay"
in 57 reviews
"spice shop"
in 27 reviews
"malay quarter"
in 24 reviews
"muslim community"
in 14 reviews
"free walking tour"
in 26 reviews
"interesting history"
in 21 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 17 reviews
"walk around"
in 29 reviews
"samosas"
in 11 reviews
"cooking class"
in 11 reviews
"long street"
in 34 reviews
"sunny day"
in 15 reviews
"signal hill"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"table mountain"
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"mosque"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

just doesn't do this area justice - it was my first trip to Bo-Kaap even though I have visited Cape Town many times but the beautifully painted houses really do leave you speechless. The owners should be very proud (and quite rightly so) as they...More

Thank Feebs3
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I could live here, just for the colorful houses alone. its authentically Cape town. And offers a great history. A must see in Cape Town.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a tour of Bo-kaap, learning about its history. Such a beautiful part of Cape town. The food was yummy. If you are really into making everything homemade and from scratch, then this tour is for you. The family who taught this class, were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Colorful and vibrant is what one can use to describe this amazing and unique area. From the visual palettes used to paint the houses with, to the character and cuisine the Bo-Kapp has to offer. The history itself is vivid and rich with stories of...More

Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to the city center, just drive up the streets and explore this great area with nicely colored houses. A parking is not always easy to find, but in case you find one; nice for a walk around.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bo-kaap is certainly a bright, colourful and interesting part of Cape Town. Close to the inner city the brightly-painted buildings are a treat. The day I visited they were residents protesting about plans to demolish the area. I hope they don't as it is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old time street with coloured houses. No particular reason for the colours but it makes a neat view. Skip the musuem, not worth it!

Thank kodasrivatsa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No visit of Cape Town would be complete without walking the streets of Bo Kaap . It is even more interesting with some preliminary reading about the history of this Muslim community or better yet if it is visited on a guided tour !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thick black acrid smoke billowed in the sky, at first I thought it was an accident, but no apparently locals were angry that people were taking pictures of their colorful houses and didn't want to pay. This is what my Uber driver said, so who...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most photographed areas of Cape Town, these colorful houses are in the predominately Muslim district of the city. This area is a little bit hilly, but easy to walk. The district has a number of shops and restaurants.

Thank Max G
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Dane C
February 4, 2018|
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Response from zap2020 | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest that a take a slow drive through the neighbourhood first. Then you park at Wale Street and take some pics nearby of the picturesque homes.
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Feras A
January 12, 2018|
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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
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Sherrelle K
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Ronygr | Reviewed this property |
it is a 15 min walk but do it before dark it gets uneasy at dark.inthag area
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