Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central

A Cape Town neighborhood known for its vibrantly colored buildings, Bo-kaap remains mostly residential in nature, enchanting tourists with its narrow, cobblestone streets. The area houses a close-knit Cape Malay community, whose members are descendants of Asian slaves. Take a relaxing walk through the district or enjoy the scenery from a cafe--either way, don't forget to take some memorable photographs of the striking neighborhood. Make Bo-kaap a part of your Cape Town vacation plans using our Cape Town attractions app.
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  • We loved our walking tour of this unusual neighborhood. One of the neighbors come outside and spend some time with us talking about his life here. Very colorful houses on the hillside.  more »
  • If you are in Cape Town and have some extra time and haven't seen Bo-kaap then its worth a drive by. But it's not a place to make great efforts to see at all costs. Its a few streets with authentic...  more »

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