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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap
"Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and then meet your guide and air-conditioned coach at your central Cape Town hotel and travel to Bo-Kaap on Signal Hill. Also known as the Malay Quarter the neighborhood is steeped in history being largely a community of Malay slaves' descendants.Gaze out at the eye-catching Cape Malay architecture and listen to your guide’s commentary as the most interesting examples are pointed out for you. Snap photos of the area’s brightly colored hou the Mother City’s oldest and largest township. Explore the settlement with your guide and discover how the lively community — which was established pre-apartheid — is suffused with the history and culture of the Xhosa people one of the largest cultural groups in South Africa. If your tour takes place on a Sunday you’ll also attend a service at a local church.Next
From ZAR570.00
Full-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island
"“No easy road to freedom” was a central theme in most of the Mass Democratic Movement’s campaigns from the early days through to the late 1980s. Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is greatly enhanced by looking at past injustice the legacy of the struggle and the promise of reconstruction and development initiatives under way at present. Freedom has not come easy. This tour offers a wealth of insight into South African history. It includes a brief educational introduction to Cap one of the world’s most varied and popular cities.The Bo-Kaap: A look at the picturesque “Malay Quarter” a living cultural museum and home to the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. We discover the unique culture lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim community and their contribution to South Africa’s development.District Six: As a result of the Group Areas Act 60 000 Capetonian families were forcibly removed from this once vibrant area between 1966 and 1982. The District Six issue remains crucial. We examine the now desolate area
From ZAR1,100.00
City Tour of Cape Town
"The tour will be led by a registered guide who is an expert on all things Cape Town. You will visit all the major sights in the city including the South African Museum and beautiful Company Gardens. See the Parliament buildings City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope.Before you reach the colorful streets of Bo-Kaap the smells of Malay curry will be wafting your way. You will also visit the Green Market Square Signal Hill Camps Bay
From ZAR510.00

Colorful quarter in the heart of the city

Located on the slopes of Signal Hill, Bo-Kaap (meaning "Upper Cape") is the traditional Muslim quarter of Cape Town. The Cape Malay community started settling here after the emancipation of the 1830s....
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Mar 15, 2016


One of the oldest residential areas of Cape Town, the Bo Kaap is a unique neighborhood with a strong cultural and social history. Home of a "Cape Malay" community, the neighborhood is a collection of...
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Jan 16, 2015

Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets

Bo-Kaap MuseumA visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area into perspective. The museum is housed in a 1763 house (the oldest in the area) of a prosperous 19th century...
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May 25, 2013

Bo Kaap - the Malay quarter?

Bo Kaap is unique and charming. A stroll along its cobbled streets lined with colourful houses is a pleasure in itself. Visitors can't resist taking loads of photos - all those shades of pink, orange,...
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Aug 10, 2011

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

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...
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Apr 04, 2011


This is a traditional residential area of Cape Town's Muslim community, the suburb is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill. You will find cobbled streets and brightly colored houses from the 19th...
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Apr 04, 2011

Visit the Bo-Kaap

The brightly painted buildings and a walkway are all we got to see as our guide stopped briefly in the Bo-Kaap for a look around. You can take a guided tour of this historic, Muslim area. I wish we...
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Jan 24, 2010

Colourful homes, Friendly people

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...
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Nov 01, 2008

The Bo-Kaap

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...
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Jun 04, 2008

The Bo-kaap or Cape Malay Quarter.

This colorful quarter of the city is called Bo-Kaap, the residents are mostly descended by slaves brought here by the dutchs in the seventeenth century, and are known as Cape Malays. It´s a beautiful...
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Nov 09, 2006

Cape Malay Quarter

Walking along the Malay Quarter, which lies between Strand and Wale Streets on the one side and between Chiappini Street and Buitengracht Street on the other, is a cultural experience in itself. The...
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May 23, 2006

Love the Colours

Cliche but so true I love this up and coming area. Visit it soon b4 it becomes trendy beyond relief!This is the traditional Muslim quarter that is a must visit during an afternoon stroll. Afterwards...
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Apr 17, 2006
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Robben Island

Whether you are interested in history or not a trip to Robben Island is rewarding and eye opening. After you get off the boat, you take a 45 minute guided bus tour of the island with some very...
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Lion's Head

Lion’s Head is one of the most distinctive natural monuments in and around Cape Town. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park and visible from many parts of the city. Together with Signal Hill...
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Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach is made up of 4 coves and the beaches are called 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. When the summer south-easter blows, the Clifton beaches are usually well sheltered from the wind. All of the...
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Long Street

Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town. It is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars....
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Signal Hill

Signal Hill has some of the most stunning view of the city. On the view point there is a beautiful picnic spot where you can relax and wait for the sun to go down and then you will see some of the...
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Table Mountain

Hi, Any one who visits South Africa should not miss going to Cape town. In fact I wanted to visit Johannesburg & return home. One member in VT strongly adviced me to visit Cape Town and I thank...
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