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- 98%History Buffs
Member Reviews (6)
- Bo-KaapDec 12, 2012
Its a historical spot in the Mother City and and many of the locals appreciate it for its legacy and sheer colourful nature. And from the food point of view you have one of the best spice shops right there - Atlas Trading Company. Its well worth a visit.
- Bo-KaapJul 05, 2012
The Bo-Kaap is one of the most historical areas in Cape Town. With roots in Cape Town's slavery era, this was where freed slaves were accommodated.
Overtime, the Bo-Kaap grew to become a muslim area. That was mainly due to the fact that many slaves were 'imported' from Islamic regions (such as Indonesia). Slaves from other parts of the world often joined the Islam rather than Christianity (which was seem as the religion of the oppressor).
Today, the Bo-Kaap - with its colourful facades - is still a predominantly muslim neighbourhood, and home of many spice shops, historical mosques, and great restaurants. It is a very friendly area, where people are proud of their heritage and where they come from. Visit the Bo-Kaap museum to find out more about the role of slavery in the Cape, and how it still influences the present.
- Bo-KaapFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Also known as the Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap is a hillside neighborhood historically inhabited by Muslim descendants of slaves from SE Asia. It boasts some very buildings, quaint streets and great views over Cape Town.