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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  • A vibrant place with a lot of history, different cultures and fantastic food. The people that live there are very friendly. Definitely a must to visit.  more »
  • Beautiful to look at, but not a must. Just colorful cottages. Simply walk away or with the hop on bus.
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  • Stopped here as we were told on the tour bus it is a must see attraction. We parked the car in a side street with ease. Had a look in the museum of Bo Kasparov which was interesting. Then walked down ...  more »

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