Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

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    Colourful Bo-Kaap
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    Colourful Bo-Kaap
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    Bo-Kaap and the Bo-Kaap...

    by africanee Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Bo-Kaap and the Bo-Kaap Museum.
    It is only a small area above the cantral business district of Cape Town. A small residential area not even 2 kilometres in extent, nor half a kilometre at its widest point.
    Wonderful coloured houses.
    This part of town is also known as the Malay Quarter.

    Please have a look at my travelogue.

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    Visiting Bo-kaap with a local (with lunch!)

    by mirko77 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bo Kaap Experience Tour and Lunch
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    Bo-Kaap local Yayga Arend takes you to a 1 to 2 hrs stroll to experience in his Bo-Kaap and its cuisine through the stories of past and present on the slopes of Signal Hill. View the the colorful facades of 18th century slave homes on cobbled lanes, the Bo-Kaap Museum and the oldest Mosque in the southern hemisphere, before sampling a traditional Cape Malay cuisine on the balcony of the homes of the residents in ‘The Malay’ Quarter.
    Mr Arend is a very nice young man involved in many intresting cultural activities with his family.
    Also you'll get to meet his family and eat some of the incredibly good food cooked by his mum!
    We loved it!
    (free with Cape Town Pass)

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    The Bo-Kaap

    by Airpunk Written Jun 4, 2008
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    Bo-Kaap is a quarter in the city of Cape Town which is considered the home of the Cape Malay culture. The area has attracted muslim immigrants for the far east in the 19th century, but also other ethnic groups moved in this time to the Bo-Kaap. This led to a coulourful mixture of culture, which is not only visible in its inhabitants but also on the buildings. The Bo-Kaap is famous for their coulourful, small houses. A stroll through the streets of the Bo-Kaap is a good option to get an impression of this different part of Cape Town. For more information, there’s also a small museum.

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    Colourful homes, Friendly people

    by kenHuocj Written Nov 1, 2008
    Colourful Bokaap Homes
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    It was Tweede Nuewjaarsdag, Jan 2nd, 2008, no longer a public holiday.
    We'd forgotten and tried to go Zerbans @ the Garden Centre for Breakfast.
    The attempted traffic's eastern diversion resulted in the familiar Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town Minstrels)music.
    So park the car and join the crowds on the old forshore to watch the colourful groups parading from the Castle via Adderley and wale Streets up to the Bo Kaap.
    ["Our songs come from our forefathers and their fathers before. They were oppressed when they came. They came here as slaves you know and they were always the oppressed and so the only way they could express themselves was putting it in words, singing, dancing, making music and being jolly. So that the next one would think we are happy. In the meantime we are expressing our feelings about certain things"]*

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    Bo-Kaap

    by Jasoninlondon Written May 20, 2004
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    Bo-Kaap is a very cool area of very brightly coloured houses. The houses are brightly coloured to signify the freedom to do as they wish after the many years of oppression. These houses are apparently still lived in by members of the families who originally built them.

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    Bo Kaap Neighborhood

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    Bo Kaap

    This brightly-colored neighborhood is where the Malay Muslim community lives in Cape Town. It's worth a walk through and Cape Malay cuisine should definitely be sampled.

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    Bo kaap - views

    by paradisedreamer Written Dec 18, 2005

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    Bo kaap is situated at the foothills of Table Mountain in the City Bowl. If you drive up Wale Street you will get fantastic views of Table Mountain as well as the colourfully painted houses

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    Bo-Kaap

    by AndreSTGT Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    Bo-Kaap

    This neighborhood with its colorful houses is the home of Cape Town's Muslim population, many of them descendants of slaves brought in from South-East Asia.

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    Bo-Kaap

    by morne Written Dec 21, 2012

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    If you are into photography, you have to visit the Bo-Kaap. Its colourful houses offer plenty of opportunity for some great shots.

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    Bo-Kaap cooking course

    by morne Written Dec 21, 2012
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    One of the nicest ways to spend a morning in the Bo-Kaap is to do a cooking course with Gadiedja. She will show you how to make samoesa's, roti, curry and sambal.

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    Bo Kaap. Mosques and colorful houses.

    by euzkadi Written Nov 9, 2006
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    This is a really nice place to visit. It´s like a city inside a city, nice pastel coloured houses and mosques.

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