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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: Museums, Tour, Restaurant, Entertainment, Family And Kids

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.

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

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  • 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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  • 14.49% of people who visit Cape Town include Bo-kaap in their plan

  • 45.76% of people start their Bo-kaap visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

67.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bo-kaap

People normally club together Robben Island and Lions Head And Signal Hill 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
  • Wow! The beautiful , colour full buildings around here carry so much history. People of Bo-Kaap had to endure so much and survive . I love how they kept their culture and history intact to celebrate it with the world.❤️

  • If you're looking for an in depth analysis and history of the Malaysian Slaves, then this is the museum to visit. Staff are very, very informative and friendly. After visiting the museum, you'll have a better understanding of where the Malayan people came from, and what the colors of the houses means. Put this visit on your bucket list, it will be a visit well spent. Guaranteed!!!

  • Small museum but Iconic colorful buildings in the area are great for photo! Only 15 min walk from city centre but bit of a walk uphill if wanna reach the top.

  • Definitely worth a visit. Part of historic Cape Town, colorfully painted houses and interesting people.

  • Bo Kaap area is full of colorfully painted homes and the museum is supposed to be the first house built in the area

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