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Bo-kaap

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We made a quick stop in the Bo-kaap neighborhood to view the colorful homes. There really is not much to see here - just one street with some brightly painted homes. It likely would have been more interesting on a tour where you get details...More

Thank lovestotravel514
Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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salifu2014
3 October 2016|
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Response from abkarolia | Reviewed this property |
Check out 35 on Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
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SandieFreckle
12 June 2016|
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Response from Albertgerber | Reviewed this property |
There are many excellent upmarket accommodation options like the Hilton as mentioned in other posts. If this is the accommodation type you require I would stay in more touristy areas such as the Waterfront and commute to... More
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Michelle E
8 September 2015|
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Response from Albertgerber | Reviewed this property |
The question is dated some time ago so I hope it is still relevant. I would do a cooking course in the bo-kaap in the kitchen of one of the local ladies. Great fun and you can sample the results. More information on... More
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