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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove past this during our Cape Town city tour. Takes you back in history and could see a lot of Indian names which was exciting.

Thank Amit P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A drive through the famous Cape Town community of Bo Kaap is a delight to young and old ... spend an hour admiring the architecture and brightly painted houses ... They can be found on Wale St off Buitengracht Street ...

Thank Imtiaz-waheeda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The colors alone are worth the visit. Little Cape Malay restaurant at top of Main Street, on right, across from tiny park, looks like a dive but delicious food and wonderful people!

Thank Murraymary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had read in guide books and seen pictures of Bo-Kaplan, and thought that this is a 'Must see' place. Now I think otherwise. Far from being a typical, colourful , characteristic place of the Cape Malays, it is an up and coming tourist development...More

2  Thank Glynis D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must for every visitor to Cape Town is this very special cosmepolitan neighbourhood on the slopes of Signal Hill. Apart from the very special arquitecture and colours of the houses, is also the serene atmosphere very conspicious. The people are very neat and tidy...More

3  Thank silage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty area in otherwise rather bleak downtown Cape Town. Brightly pained old homes & cobble-stones streeets make for a nice walk. Nothing really to do except visit small museum. Worth an hour or so.

2  Thank GiulianaStudioCity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A diverse and interesting mix of stores, architecture, and culture that may be gentrifying a little too quickly. Intersting boutiques and small businesses as well as great walking past small brightly colored historic buildings. See it before it is overdeveloped.

2  Thank 932Charles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The brightly painted houses are neat. There is a famous spice store ( try the dried apricot candy) and a museum( learned a lot about apartheid). But I don't find this area very walkable. If you are not interested in the museum or the spice...More

1  Thank DaisyMay56
Reviewed 19 June 2017

great place to walk around and view the gorgeous colored buildings. super safe area and quite interesting

1  Thank SkiBikeNorthwest
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We just drove quickly down this street. There's nothing left of the houses to see, so stop, take some photos and continue your tour.

Thank Mariana A
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3 October 2016|
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Response from abkarolia | Reviewed this property |
Check out 35 on Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
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
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