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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“colorful houses” (64 reviews)
“cape malay” (48 reviews)
“spice shop” (24 reviews)
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We drove through Bo-Kaap, even at daytime it did not feel safe to park the car and go out for a stroll. There were several hustlers around trying to sell something, trying to tell us that there is something wrong with our car, even though...More

Thank HelenAdamson
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The Bo Kaap is a lovely, colourful area not far from central Cape Town. It was a nice area for a stroll with the vibrant colours on all the houses and businesses. We went earky on sunny Sunday morning and the place was very, very...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were glad to see the houses along the street painted in their great colors but after a quick drive through, one doesn't really want to linger long - not much there and the neighborhood can get a bit dicey after sunset.

Thank m2swim
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Bo-kaap is steeped in history and culture, so it's worth a visit. However, don't walk there from town, or from anywhere, for that matter, as town is no longer a safe place for tourists to roam about. Take a taxi or a guided tour to...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Walking through this amazing township and enjoying the vibrant and beautiful colours of their homes.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Right next to Signal Hill, this local Malay neighborhood stands out thanks to its colorful houses, which are one of the landmark of Cape Town. It's a very nice place to walk around (better with a tour guide, who can explain few not so obvious...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The rows colorful houses and their history are truly attention-getters! There are small boutiques located in the area as well as the very well-stocked Atlas Spice Shop and Been There coffee shop. Just a short walk away is Long Street and all sorts of shopping...More

Thank BRLG2004
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A walk through bo-kaap was included in our full-day walking tour. Just behind the colorful facades stands Table Mountain. Quite impressive. A nice slice of Cape Town history and culture.

Thank salsasenora
Reviewed 14 September 2017

After years of Apartheid regime when black and brown people were not allowed to wear any colorful dresses, when people got freedom, they painted the neighborhood in many colors to express their joy at freedom to wear colors once again

Thank SudhaGupta
Reviewed 13 September 2017

All the tiny houses, painted in such vivid and delectable, often clashing colours, are inhabited...mostly by the indigenous original Cape Coloured people who have lived here since Bo Kaap came into existence...now however, many houses are being purchased and transformed into trendy abodes for rich...More

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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
13 June 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandi, Not sure when you are traveling. We stayed in CT last month on holidays. Bo Kaap is a beautiful and there are many styles of accommodation options in the area. Whether you stay in Bo Kaap or another part of... More