Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway
Many Muslims, descendents of slaves from Java, Batavia, Malaysia and parts of Asia, live in the historical Bo-Kaap. With its steep cobbled streets leading to the slopes of Signal Hill, the oldest mosque in Cape Town and where a number of Muslim slaves are buried, there is a distinct village-like atmosphere.
Muslim women were often employed in the kitchens of their Dutch masters, where they experimented with Dutch food, adding exotic spices like cloves, cinnamon and allspice. This evolved into Cape cuisine, which can be further broken down into traditional Afrikaner and Cape Malay styles.
Many of the men were skilled tradesmen and their works can still be seen in the architecture of Cape Town.
The views of the city and the ocean are worth the trek up the cobbled streets.
You can experience the Bo-Kaap through walking tours, food and craft markets, home stays, home-cooked meals and Cape Malay cooking classes.
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa.
Rising 669m above sea level, Lion’s Head, a popular hiking spot, is unmistakably part of Cape Town’s skyline. Driving on the N2 into the city centre, you can clearly see why it’s called Lion’s Head – look to your right; Signal Hill forms the rump, the space in between the body of what could be a crouching feline.
Come and experience the Bo-Kaap through walking tours, food and craft markets, home stays, home-cooked meals, Cape Malay cooking classes and much more.
Welcome to the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape.
Part of the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point Nature Reserve is in a World Heritage Site and is run by the Cape Point Partnership. There are many attractions in the reserve, including taking a trip on the Flying Dutchman funicular from the car park to the historical lighthouse; eating at the Two Oceans Restaurant; or taking the shipwreck trail to see some of the 26 shipwrecks around Cape Point.
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