Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central

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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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  • One of the most photographed areas of Cape Town, these colorful houses are in the predominately Muslim district of the city. This area is a little bit hilly, but easy to walk. The district has a numbe...  more »
  • Very special neighborhood, full of colorful houses that remind us of the past and Muslim populations who lived there. There is also a museum that explains the history of the neighborhood.
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  • I truly empathise with the residents of this historic area of Cape Town. Many, many times I have walked the streets of Bo Kaap, awestruck by the history, heritage and people. And as many times have I ...  more »
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