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“colorful houses” (67 reviews)
“cape malay” (49 reviews)
“spice shop” (25 reviews)
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The corner shop sells samosas and koeksisters, which are traditional Malay snacks. I always buy it for my overseas visitors. Also pop in at the shop which sells the spices and other ingredients for Malay cooking. The colorful houses are even more impressive if you...More

Thank Dirmu G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice colourful area. A few minutes of a walk about and you can appreciate the neighbourhood. Enjoyable.

Thank AnnieMch
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed at a B&B in Bo-kaap and loved it! The bright buildings in the neighborhood made for extra cheerful days!

Thank kghartman
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here as the sun was setting - there weren't a lot of people around, but we could see the colorful buildings lining the wall that this attraction is known for.

Thank AHY2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very beautiful area close to downtown,you can enjoy walking between the beautiful colorful houses and take nice photos. There's also in this area "Al Auwal Mosque" the first mosque in South Africa which is built in 1795.

Thank Ahmed-Hashem
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a cool area of town - definitely worth a visit. Also seek out the local donuts - Traditional Malay Koeksisters. Delish!

Thank GarciasinLondon
Reviewed 6 days ago

A colorful community with a rich history - I'd recommend taking a guided tour of this neighborhood. Keep in mind that this area is home to people so be an ethical tourist. Go to local restaurants and shops to circulate the money within the community;...More

1  Thank Chieka C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 829elise
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the many colourful street...More

Thank CarolynPStaines
Reviewed 1 week ago

B0-Kaap is a neighborhood not too far away from the downtown area. The streets are pretty busy with a diverse asian population. Great photo spots.

Thank arv212
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Feras A
12 January 2018|
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Response from Marjolein W | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured... More
Sherrelle K
26 October 2017|
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Response from Ronygr | Reviewed this property |
it is a 15 min walk but do it before dark it gets uneasy at dark.inthag area
3 October 2016|
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Response from abkarolia | Reviewed this property |
Check out 35 on Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town