Cape Town Central Tours
Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local
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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

By 56 On Lion Accommodation and Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 13-70, max of 20 per group
Duration: 1h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • 71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    The museum is directly opposite Rose Street Corner cafe shop. Please meet me in front of the museum and not inside the museum.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114918P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114918P1

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      The museum is directly opposite Rose Street Corner cafe shop. Please meet me in front of the museum and not inside the museum.
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    cmalliegro
    Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    Sedick was absolutely wonderful! It made a huge difference that he grew up and still lives in the Bo Kaap, and that his family has long been part of the community. You can feel his pride and personal commitment woven into the stories he shares and the history he details. The tour was worth every penny.
    Written 2 May 2024
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    Debbie M
    Gothenburg, Sweden118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a tour of BoKaap because we wanted to get a perspective of a local who lives in the neighborhood. Rafiq took us on a walking tour of his neighborhood. He talked about the history of the area along with explaining family life now in the area and their challenges. He was informative and interesting. We appreciated his knowledge and quiet manner - a positive influence for his community. Thanks for sharing with us!!
    Written 21 December 2022
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    GeneralShamu
    New York City, NY1 134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    We had a private tour of a couple hours with Ilysa and it was a truly memorable experience. He knew so much about the neighborhood and could really go in depth about all the history of the area. We even made our way to a neighborhood garden funded entirely by the community.
    Written 12 December 2022
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    morley1966
    Chichester, UK188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Bo-Kapp is incredible, but essential you have a good guide. Our guide explained so much than we could ever have read about or taken in just walking around on our own. Bo-Kaap is quirky and has an amazing vibe, a must visit whilst in Cape Town.
    Written 3 March 2023
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    kfrawley
    Limerick, Ireland21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    Rafiq was very enthusiastic about his neighbourhood and sense of community. As tourists, you are drawn to Bo-Kaap by the colourful houses, but Rafiq educated us on the history behind it all. It was truly a 'walk with a local' experience and Rafiq is clearly well regarded in the area. The yummy treat was an added bonus, and we also got some recommendations for coffee afterwards!
    Written 7 October 2022
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    Philip W
    Ascot, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    What an interesting place, and the guide Ilyas, used his charm and experience as a long term resident to really bring to life the community. Hence on the short 1 hour walk around Bo Kaap we met and saw residents. Totally recommend Ilyas and the Bo Kaap tour
    Written 8 April 2023
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    Lili V
    The Hague, The Netherlands13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    The tour through Bo kaap was excellent . The guide gave us a great insight of life in the old days and the culture today! It’s a fascinating place to visit with lots of local art, food and people!
    Written 24 April 2024
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    Kofi
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ilyas was an excellent guide, he knew lots and lots about the area and also south africa in general. Wherever I went with him, it felt authentic and real and he answered all my questions diligently. It is definitely worth the time because you get to see the real part of Bo-Kaap!
    Written 6 November 2021
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    Yvonne B
    Henley-on-Thames, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Friends
    Had a tour with Sadick today. It was so lovely to have an immersive experience of his life and the history of Bo Kaap. He treated us to home cooked delicious koesisters from Fraeeza’s Home Kitchen which were the best I have tasted. We would throughly recommend him as a guide.
    Written 6 April 2024
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    Ciarán K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Shiran was fantastic and so friendly.
    We really enjoyed the tour and you can feel his passion for the area. We learnt a lot about the area and got to try an amazing koesiester!

    We would recommend this tour and Shiran as a guide as well, thanks!
    Written 26 August 2023
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