Discover the fascinating history and unique culture of the Bo-Kaap, tucked away under the slopes of Signal Hill. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, this bright and colourful neighbourhood has a rich Cape Malay culture with roots as old as Cape Town itself.
Visitors are able to see the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood by foot while also gaining insight into the district’s vivid history, culture and scenery on a free walking tour by Nielsen Tours. Trips depart three times a day each day, starting from Green Market Square on Shortmarket Street. On this tour guests will get an overview of Bo-Kaap’s best known landmarks, including the colourful houses, hidden places to find local beers, multiple mosques and historical restaurants and shops. This informative, fun and free tour is simply not to be missed!