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Free Bo-Kaap Walking Tour
Good day, My name is Michael and I am a registered Regional and Provincial Cultural Tour Guide, as well as a registered Overnight Off Trail Mountain Adventure Tour Guide. I was born in Cape Town and married with one daughter. I have worked and travelled throughout South Africa, as well as in many countries in Europe. We also do tours all over South Africa including Rock Art Tours, Safaris, Adventure Tours, Wine Tours, National Parks, and more.
Bo-Kaap Walking Tour
"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"
- Works of art
- Places of interest
- Plants and flowers
- Cultural heritage
- Public squares and open spaces
- Places of worship
- Sites of significance
- Memorials and more.
The Bo-Kaap Walking Tour is one of those bucket list must do's when visiting Cape Town.
This area is a photographer's paradise where one can admire the friendly locals casually going about their daily routines.
All our tours are based on proper research and facts, and the information shared is not meant to be disrespectful to anyone's gender, country, religion, ethnicity, culture, ancestors, place of origin, political persuasion, traditions or practices.
We'll start in St. George's Mall.
Then move into a largely Muslim quarter of the city, which also happens to be the oldest residential area in Southern Africa.
Guests will have a chance to experience the area by using one's 5 senses:
- See the colorful houses;
- Smell the aromas of the spices and the home cooking;
- Feel the peaceful yet vibrant community lifestyle;
- Hear the sounds of the call to prayer from the various Mosques in the suburb, or the bang of the Noon Gun on Signal Hill above, or you made be fortunate enough to hear a fish horn echoing in the distance;
- Taste the Cape Malay cuisine which originates from the Bo-Kaap.
Learn and see how the naturally available rock was used in the construction of buildings and other features. Also, get a sense of how the geographic lay of the land influenced the development and direction of the suburb.
We'll visit places of worship including the oldest Mosque in Southern Africa. Get to know how slaves introduced Islam to the Cape and how stories of their suffering and hardship can be told by the locals who are largely descendants of these unfortunate people.
The area is rich in culture from Africa; the southeast Asian islands of the Indian Ocean as well as from Europe and the Middle East.
The tour finishes back at Greenmarket Square where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.
We are ready to welcome you!
Meeting point:101 St Georges Mall, Cape Town City C...101 St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Please meet the guide outside Wimpy Restaurant, 101 St. Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa. Corner Church street and St. Georges Mall. The guide will be sitting at a table under the umbrella. The guide will be wearing an official tourist guide badge. Look out for the small South African Flag. Safe parking can be found at the Mandela Rhodes building in Burg street. One will have to turn into Burg street from Wale street, near St. George's Cathedral.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).