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“You cannot miss the Bo-Kaap”
Review of Bo-kaap

Bo-kaap
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“You cannot miss the Bo-Kaap”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

A unique experience with colourful restored cottages dated from early days in Cape Town. Close to trendy De Waterkant.

Visited November 2012
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Hong Kong
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“If interested enough to spend money for a local guide, then it might be worthwhile”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Your experience will definitely depend on what you bring to it, and expect. If you are interested in the culture and history, definitely go with a local guide, because they can answer all your questions and give you a first-hand account.

Otherwise, a few snaps of the pretty and colorful houses are good enough.

I did join the tour that was advertised on the the hop-on/hop-off bus route, and we were the only ones that day -- the guide was nice, and i'm sure he told us some interesting facts, but the only thing i really remember from the experience was the noon day gun (we walked up the hill to see it fired).

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent tour guide enhanced our visit”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you visit this area (the Malay quarter), get in touch with shireen.narkedien@gmail.com. She took us on a very engaging guided walk telling us about the history of the area and the people who live there. The area is beautiful with multi-colored houses, small alleyways and old mosques.

Visited March 2013
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london
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“Colourful houses”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

The gorgeous colourful cottages nd the lovely Malay dishes served by the locals, it has a great atmosphere and real nice views to the top of the table mountain.

Visited February 2013
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“colourful and beautiful”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

a little jewel ,just outside the town on the slopes of signal hill ,every house painted different colour ,Bright and beautiful .Bismillah the resturant is a little run down but the houses is too beautiful to see .

Visited December 2012
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