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Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway

Discover the fascinating history and unique culture of the Bo-Kaap, tucked away under the slopes of Signal Hill. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, this bright and colourful neighbourhood has a rich Cape Malay culture with roots as old as Cape Town itself.

Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway offers visitors a unique perspective on this beautiful community. Take the opportunity to enjoy the rich heritage of the area while supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses. Enjoy the sights and smells of the Bo-Kaap Food and Craft Market, or discover the delicious culinary secrets for which the Bo-Kaap is known with a Cape Malay cooking class.

Whether it’s a guided day tour you want or an even richer experience in the form of an overnight home-stay with one of the local families – there are plenty of opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange and the development of long-lasting bonds and memories. Leave the Bo-Kaap knowing that your contributions went straight to the community members of this historical district.


  • Discover Cape Town’s historical Bo-Kaap
  • Support the local community with a guided day tour or overnight home-stay
  • Take a Cape Malay cooking class and more

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Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway

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Tags: Bo-Kaap, Culture and Heritage, Gateway, Cape Malay, Cooking Class