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Iziko Bo Kaap Museum
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Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town
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Owner description: The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“ok museum, wonderful guide!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I covered the museum in 20 mins, but luckily stumbled into guide Shireen who was giving a tour of the area which was amazing. Definitely recommended!

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Islamic Roots in Cape Town”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Hidden away up Long Street under the city skyscrapers amongst the little multi-coloured houses of the B- Kaap is the local museum tracing the roots of Islamic culture of the mixed, malay, indigeonis peoples of the cape. This small museum gives a fascinating insight into the intiguing past and development of this once forgotten and culturally diverse part of the Mother City. Team a visit here with a walking tour of the city centre and discover the amazing history of iner-racial development and the ongoing enthusiasm of the musical groupa and their fantasic musical achievments culminating in the explosive celebration of annual cavlcade on the Tweede New Jahr when the groups try to outdo each other with the scintillanting dancing and musical efforts.

Also visit the spice museum and the local leather works plying their age old trades in the shadows of the towering banks and international businesses nearby.

Visited January 2013
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“Great museum made excellent by guide”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very interesting insight to South African history that is often neglected in many narratives.
Made 5* with tour guide shireen

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Shireen Nackerdien
Tel: +27 21 422 1554
Mobile No: +27 82 423 6932

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Bo Kaap Musem”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

A Small Museum but big enough as the whole Bo Kaap area is steeped in the history. After the visit go for a walk around Bo Kaap to see for yourself.

Visited January 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“dull”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Museum has very little to offer that was new or interesting. Ok for a quick drop by if one is neasrby, but definitely not worth out of your way for .

Visited April 2012
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