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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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USD 44.45*
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap
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USD 50.69*
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Half-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town
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Full-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island

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Colourful little homes

We had the joy of staying nearby so stumbled upon Bo Kaap by accident on our first day. No need to book a tour as you can walk to it from Cape Town centre in 5 minutes and mind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deh085
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is really special and unique. Located on a big hill, all the streets are so colorful. Take the time to walk to the top and visit the Mosque and the cemetery. The view is beautiful. Go early if you want to take picture of the houses, it can be crowded.

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Area of architectural and Social history, it is worth a walk around. The small houses are painted in vibrant colours and inhabited by a mix of cultures and religions. It is safe to visit but best on a sunny day.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the joy of staying nearby so stumbled upon Bo Kaap by accident on our first day. No need to book a tour as you can walk to it from Cape Town centre in 5 minutes and mind out the history yourself. There are also many free walking tours you can take to the area. Nice stop off and... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst not to the scale or size of San Francisco's "Painted Ladies" Bo-kaap is worth a wander around.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bo-kaap is a unique and colorful part of Cape Town. Although it isn´t as lively as expected, it is well worth a visit

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really nice experience filled with color and culture. Bo-kaap really shows the vibrant and creative side of Cape Town metropolitan.

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the pop of colours in this place. Stunning to look at and great history behind the colours. Worth stopping by Bo Kaap if you are in Cape Town.

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for photography and that's what I travel for really enjoyed this place ....quirky with interesting buildings and colours not easy to park as it's a tourist spot

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hiked in the Bo Kaap Quarter.All houses are painted in strong and bold colors, making it an area with an authentic atmosphere.

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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Started here for a half day bus tour that took us to two townships. The houses are very colourful from the Cape Malay immigrants. Getting around can be difficult as streets are very steep and cobbled

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