Cultural Township Tour
Nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill just above the city centre, the Bo-Kaap is renowned for its colourful people and brightly painted buildings – and is one of the most photographed areas of Cape Town.
It was established around the mosque, which was built in 1792 and disguised as a warehouse. With the emancipation of slaves in 1834, many settled on the slopes of Signal Hill above Cape Town (Bo-Kaap), where land had been developed as a residential area for the poorer community, as it was within easy walking distance to work.
Tour code: Y10
Some interesting facts
There was a strong Islamic influence amongst the slaves, led initially by political prisoners from Malaysia. Over the years, this religious community became known as the 'Cape Malays’. The Cape Malay helped to pioneer not only Islam in the Cape but also Afrikaans and traditional Cape cuisine and music.
Cost on request
Duration: Half Day