Velvet moments: Bo Kaap in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of my favourite cities in the world – nothing new for those of you who’ve been following me for a while. 😉 With the intense blue of the Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep and the imposing Table Mountain as a backdrop, Cape Town is such an incredibly stunning city! One of my favourite neighbourhoods in Cape Town is Bo Kaap, where many Cape Malays live, a predominantly Muslim community, who were brought to the Cape in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Dutch from parts of Eastern Africa and as far as present-day Malaysia and Indonesia. With its vivid colours, Bo Kaap is an urban photographer’s dream. It’s a great experience to stroll around this neighbourhood but check out one of the spice shops, visit the Bo Kaap Museum or join a Cape Malay cooking course to truly immerse yourself in the unique Bo Kaap culture and history. Read more about my walking tour of Bo Kaap.

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Brightly coloured houses in Bo Kaap.

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3 Responses to “Velvet moments: Bo Kaap in Cape Town”

  1. Andrew 18/09/2015 7:21 pm
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    Very colourful houses … Bo Kaap is an awesome corner of Cape Town!

  2. Keith Jenkins 26/08/2015 12:21 pm
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    Thanks Julie! Bo Kaap sure is a fab neighbourhood for photographers.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  3. A Lady in London 25/08/2015 6:52 pm
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    Lovely! The Bo Kaap is one of my favorite places in Cape Town!

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