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  • Address: Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay), Cape town, South Africa
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Tour, Restaurant, Entertainment, Family And Kids

Bo-kaap - Review

Bo-Kaap is a multi-ethnic area in Cape Town. The Malay colony houses colorful homes and tiny street that are a real delight to tour around. There is also great food and many local restaurants that you can visit.

There is a huge Islamic influence on the area and there are a lot of small picturesque mosques (KRAMATS) that dot the area. There is also a museum called the Bo-Kaap Museum which tries to document the history of Malays from Cape Town. You can also tour around and admire the peculiar architecture of Bo-Kaap and experience its sights and sounds down the cobblestone roads. One of the signaling Guns from Signal Hill has been kept here on display too.

You can choose to spend a lot of time in this area to take in the feel of it. There is a lot to do, see, explore and taste. But at least a short visit to this area is a must to see an amazing mix and harmony of cultures and traditions. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 5 days.

Bo-kaap Information

  • Do not miss this neighborhood out as there are numerous photo opportunities.

How To reach Bo-kaap by Public Transport

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Restaurants Near Bo-kaap

  • Marco’s African Place
  • Dutch Manor Antique Hotel Private Dining
  • The Rose Bistro and Deil

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TripHobo Highlights for Bo-kaap

  • Bo-kaap Address: Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay), Cape town, South Africa
  • Bo-kaap Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Bo-kaap Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Bo-kaap: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bo-kaap

  • 41.42% of people who visit Cape Town include Bo-kaap in their plan

  • 55.08% of people start their Bo-kaap visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Bo-kaap

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

88.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bo-kaap

People normally club together Clifton Beaches and Hout Bay while planning their visit to Bo-kaap.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Bo-kaap, Cape Town Reviews

  • This is a great area to go by because of the beautiful and colorful houses. However, I thought there would’ve been more to share about the culture and community even as you’re walking around. I wonder if there is a Bo-Kaap festival that occurs that could have given me a bit more of the history. If not, I think it could be something to consider. I also came across an building that was spay painted with the words “No to gentrification”. It made me wonder even more about what’s happening in that community.

  • If you are walking past it is fine to check out. The houses are pastel and it is a busy neighborhood. The museum is lackluster in details, at one point it has a box filled with kids toys to show a donation once took place. Over hyped.

  • One of the last true places in Cape Town. The museu. Is located in the historically rich district of Bo-Kaap. The building itself is one of the oldest in the area and depicts the fascinating history of the area and more important its inhabitants. Families that lived here for many generations will happily share their insights and experiences.

  • Bo-Kaap is historic, quaint and colourful. It a great place to get a view of the City. But remember that these are actual people's homes so ask before you pull out your camera and snap away

  • Was expecting a bit more. But the small multi coloured houses are really quaint. A historical land mark in cape town. Situated in the central heart of cape town. It's a buzz of entertainment as the locals go about there day to day lives and listening to them talking in there own funny lingo. They sure love the F word.

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