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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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US$46.66*
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap
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A very colourful part of Cape Town to visit. Not too far from the centre. We felt very safe wandering around the streets admiring the colourful houses. If you are travelling by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A very colourful part of Cape Town to visit. Not too far from the centre. We felt very safe wandering around the streets admiring the colourful houses. If you are travelling by car you can park in the street right in front or nearby the houses. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Go and spend some time there not only to see the houses but also to have a drink, buy some crafts. It is simple but beautiful and interesting from a cultural point of view.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Bo Kaap area close to the Hilton Cape Town City Centre is great for photos. The colourful houses are beautiful! Stop and walk along the street to take some stunning photographs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sure, it's iconic and great to see. But it's hard to get good pictures because other tourists are always walking into your shots, taking their own photos. And it feels a little strange to be walking around taking pictures of people's houses shamelessly, without them directly benefitting. It's a pretty quick activity though, and worth stopping by. Plus a few... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Definitely find time to visit there. You wil enjoy go around on the streets and learn about the history of the city. A very typical place, you will take lots of pictures.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a nice neighborhood to visit and learn about the heritage of the Muslim during the Apartheid. It is a great way to spend 2 hours.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is a cute place and easy to visit when on the way to other attractions, but don't expect too much. It is only 2 streets with colorful houses.

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Dar es Salaam Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

the old neighborhood, the home of the Malays brought to Capetown 150 years ago as workers, is terrific. They have maintained a vibrant culture here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Bo-Kaap is one of those places that you just have to see. Right at the edge of town, here sits this incredibly colorful slice of Cape Town's past. It's like a potpourri of personality; every house has its own style, flair and no doubt - color! Apparently, houses in Bo-Kaap have been owned by the same families for several generations.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Spent a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon wandering round the Bo-kaap on a free walking tour. Beautiful area to photograph with a very interesting history. Definitely recommend paying it a visit.

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