Connecting Kapstadt’s city centre and the famous Signal Hill, Bo-Kaap is a district shaped by a variety of cultures. Most of the native population has their roots in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia or Malaysia which also explains the concentration of Muslim centres and mosques.
Like this, Bo-Kaap does not only offer beautiful multicolored neighborhoods featuring buildings from the 18th century that make for amazing photo spots, but also holds plenty of cultural heritage. A street stroll can easily be combined with a visit at Auwal mosque that is known as the first ever South African mosque. For those interested in getting a deeper insight into the historical background of this friendly multinational area, the local Bo-Kaap Museum is worth a visit. Going to Bo-Kaap, you should also not miss getting some typical Malay Food or even take part in a cooking class.