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“If you love colour, a must do visit.”
Review of Bo-kaap

Bo-kaap
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

As a keen photographer I was drawn to this area. Really easy to find only minutes from the city centre, we drove and found easy on street parking. There are so many brightly painted buildings and against the perfect blue sky create a riot of colour. There are about 3/4 streets worth exploring and local guides give an excellent explanation of the culture and history of the area. We both loved our all too short stay.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

I did a rather express tour of Bo Kaap and thoroughly enjoyed it. I took loads of beautiful photos of the vibrant homes with the dramatic mountain backdrop. It would have been nice to have spent more time and visited the museum and perhaps a tea house and a shop but I was in a hurry. Regardless, I really enjoyed the neighborhood and I would recommend it. This area of town is rather small and I don't think one needs to reserve a lot of time for visiting. 1-2 hrs is sufficient (unless you stop to sit and eat).

Thank SEGMN
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

This neighborhood is tucked between De Waterkaant and Tamboerskloof and is worlds apart from both. Even though it is not too far from V&A, it is off the main tourist paths. Lots of one story, colorful houses in narrow cobblestone streets. Though, the further you walk towards the Signal Hill, the more sketchy it gets, so go during the day and exercise caution. Definitely worth walking around for 15-20 minutes to take some nice pictures of the colorful streets. Don't expect a renovated touristy charming place though. It is a working class neighborhood and you can tell it is a poor neighborhood. But, good place to go check out and get away from the typical rich and touristy parts of Cape Town.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Bo-Kaap or Malay Quarter is a fantastic little neighboor hood to stroll around and add some color to your pictures!!!
Just watch you step as some streets are steep - and coubble stoned.

Thank Miriam K
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Bo kaap is just off the long street and a nice walk to and from the V&A so it is pretty easy to get there. Once there, the area is not that big but has doznes of beautifully painted houses in bright colours in a very small area which make for very nice picture opportunities.

Many of them conatin nice details such as painted roses on the rose street and the like so do have a careful look. Be aware the streets can be quite steep and the walkways do have potholes.

Thank Florian254
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