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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  • It was our first day in Cape Town , We were 5 min into the Bo-Kaap area at day light before we met a snatch thief at Chiappini Street . The street was crowded with other tourists and residents. Truth ...  more »
  • A colourful area of Cape Town to see preferably early in the morning to avoid the world and enjoy the quieter streets. A singular style with tangy colors that gives the morale! Before leaving you have to enter the Art gallery of Cape Town to discover beautiful works and can a favorite! That was my case!
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