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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  • The Bo-kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, is an area located in Cape Town South Africa and a must see for those who enjoy history and culture. Originally, a few ‘huurhuisjes’ rental homes leas...  more »
  • They are colorful and very beautiful nice House that every tourist goes to take pictures. Before a Malay neighborhood, today a multicultural neighborhood. If you have a little time left is worth the visit!
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  • Is the first neighborhood I visited just arrived in Cape Town. And even after the weariness for the flight was worth it: colored houses with the most unimaginable colors, fantastic color combinations, the jubilation of cheerfulness even on a cloudy day! And then people ... mood as their colored houses. People dancing, laughing, waving and even gives the coffee in your own home! And as luck would have it we were just in Bo-Kaap just fine day of dress rehearsal for an open air festival to be held in a few months: marching bands, groups of dancers, soloists musicistici everywhere! It seemed to be in Rio! And in addition to the colours of the houses the colors of the costumes have created a great atmosphere! Highly recommended to such an extent that on our last morning in Cape Town we went walking around back there. Great scenery to take pictures! Are all very well and then you have to debunk it's a dangerous neighborhood. Go for it!!!
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