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Walk Around the Colourful Bo Kaap District

The Bo Kaap tour is a colourful tour physically, culturally and historically. No tour to Cape Town is complete without a tour to the Bo Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter. The area is rich in history, which dates back more than 300 years. Our tour will take you through the area visiting the 1st mosque in South Africa, Malay Museum, the oldest house, some cobble-stone street built by the Malay slaves, the spice wholesaler and one of the long-standing businesses in the area.

From Cape Town
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
  • Walking tour live-streamed from Cape Town's colourful Bo Kaap district
  • Peek at the distinctive houses in the area sporting various hues and colours, and learn about their history
  • Visit places of interest such as Atlas Spice Market and the oldest mosque in South Africa

The Bo Kaap district in the mother city of Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most colourful experiences the country has to offer. Previously dubbed the Cape Malay Quarter, the area is now known as "Bo Kaap" after its people, who are descendants of Malaysian slaves and Indonesian political prisoners brought to the Cape by the Dutch East Indies Company during the 17 century. 

Our live-streamed, interactive online experience of the Bo Kaap district will kick-off from the from Wales Street in front of the oldest businesses in the area, Rocksole. From here, we will walk around to the Atlas Spice Market and circuit through the colourful Chiappni Street and Bismillah restaurant. We will also see the Owaal Masjid, which was the first house and mosque in South Africa. Finally, we will finish our experience at one of the eight mosques in the small area. Throughout the tour, I will regale you with stories about the history of these places, and ensure that your tour is rich, informative, and unforgettable.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves traveling to various places, and at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour as a group or as a private tour for 100 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host

I am a registered cultural tour guide for the Western Cape province, and I have a keen interest in Bo Kaap as it is the birthplace of my father. I have lived in the area for four years after getting married. As a former journalist, I have covered news and sports in the area and am well acquainted with the community.

From USD 100 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.