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.


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

    Very colourful houses … Bo Kaap is an awesome corner of Cape Town!

  2. Keith Jenkins 26/08/2015 12:21 pm

    Thanks Julie! Bo Kaap sure is a fab neighbourhood for photographers.


  3. A Lady in London 25/08/2015 6:52 pm

    Lovely! The Bo Kaap is one of my favorite places in Cape Town!

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