Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central

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A Cape Town neighborhood known for its vibrantly colored buildings, Bo-kaap remains mostly residential in nature, enchanting tourists with its narrow, cobblestone streets. The area houses a close-knit Cape Malay community, whose members are descendants of Asian slaves. Take a relaxing walk through the district or enjoy the scenery from a cafe--either way, don't forget to take some memorable photographs of the striking neighborhood. Make Bo-kaap a part of your Cape Town vacation plans using our Cape Town attractions app .
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  • Great photo opps against the colorful residence. My favorite part was a cafe on the main street. It's on the corner on the second floor with windows looking over the neighborhood. You can't miss is. A...  more »
  • It makes a certain effect to listen to the muezzin in this neighborhood of colorful houses in strong tints a short walk from the "Gardens" so British and austere
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