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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Interesting part of town

My sister and I stayed at a fun airbnb in Bo-kaap. It is a great neighborhood - trendy, yet local. We felt safe there. You can walk to the central part of Cape Town and there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The houses look absoutely adorable and it gives you some great pictures, IF there are no cars parked and people walking in the street or dirt in the streets. So you can snap a quick pic and thats it. When I was there, there where some dodgy people walking around as well.

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Thank Sanne C
Zurich
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I stayed at a fun airbnb in Bo-kaap. It is a great neighborhood - trendy, yet local. We felt safe there. You can walk to the central part of Cape Town and there are lots of yummy places to eat all close by.

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Leeds
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94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now we know why there was co many coloured house. and what a fascinating visit. Bo-Kapp was a highlight of our time in Cape Town.Should Be on everyone's schedule/ Just go and let you guide explain it and learn about the life of the area.

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Thank DTULeeds
Seoul, South Korea
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to see houses in many different colors, and none the same as the other, then go to this area of District 6. Even if I had time for the Bo-Kaap Museum, I'm not sure I would have gone. Save that for a rainy day.

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Andover, Kansas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area is wonderful and taking in the local history with our guide was very interesting in relation to the culture changes.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very nice place to stroll through and look at the architecture. The houses are bright (and the owners are used to people taking pictures of their homes!)

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Curepipe, Mauritius
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to see but nothing extraordinary apart from the colored houses. at most 1 hour is enough.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bo-kaap it is muslim quarter in Cape Town and it is the more place attractive me to visit this city . I injoy with nice home colour . And there is 11 mousqe there.

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Thank Abdullah A
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Colourful, beautiful painted homes and still the original cobble stone streets with views over the harbour. Do visit the Bo-Kaap museum and try a "koeksister" at the local corner café and take photos home with you.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all our holidays in the Western Cape, we had, to our shame, never been to Bo-Kaap but what a fabulous area it is. The houses are painted in beautifully bright colours and are so neat. The history of the area certainly makes for interesting reading.

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