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Explore Bo-Kaap: The Culture and Colour

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    Stop At: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa

    We start the tour at 71 Wale Street where we discuss the origins of the oldest suburb in South Africa. Our walk then takes us to the Auwal Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in South Africa, dating back to 1794, when it was started by slaves in defiance of Dutch law. Inside the mosque you will see a Quran handwritten from memory, by Tuan Guru, an exiled political prisoner from the Island of Tidore.

    We then work our way to a locals home to enjoy a traditional treat and a cup of rooibos tea. The host will regale you with stories of this historical neighbourhood, its people and its cultures.

    From here, we walk down the street with all the colourful houses. This is the most-photographed street in South Africa. We then work our way towards Cape Town’s famed spice shop, Atlas, where you will smell the heady aromas of spices used in everyday Cape Malay cooking. These are the same spices used by slaves as an expression of freedom in their masters’ kitchens.

    Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Stop At: Auwal Mosque, 43 Dorp Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

    Our walk then takes us to the Auwal Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in South Africa, dating back to 1794, when it was started by slaves in defiance of Dutch law. Inside the mosque you will see a Quran handwritten by Tuan Guru, an exiled political prisoner from the Island of Tidore.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Departure Point
    71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Tea and a light traditional snack is included
    • Entry/Admission - Bo-kaap
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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    HI ›e did for our fist day vacation this tour with a lovely guide Ruschana Benjamin around Boo Kap area. It was so perfect, we will recommend to anybody: meet local people, culture, history, tea and cake tasting we really enjoyed it Thanks again for everything
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    If you have time for only one tour while in Cape Town I definitely recommend THIS ONE. Part of the fun of traveling is learning about the history, culture and customs, as well as the current concerns and blessings in the community. Rafiq was an EXCELLENT guide as he has lived in
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    This was a wonderful tour and very informative. Guide was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Would recommend!
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    So much to learn about the Muslim culture and the survival of the slaves in an unforgiving environment
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