Bo-Kaap

In the Malay Quarter you will witness how a group emerged from slavery…and became a vibrant community holding fast to their own cultures and traditions. This community contributes a great deal to the development of the South African nation. Amongst them are keen business executives, entrepreneurs, academics, professionals and politicians, such as our very own Ebrahim Rasool, the premier of the Western Cape,  who is also a ”Cape Malay”. The Malay community is recognized by their food, dress, religious practices, kassieda’s (Malay/Arab music) and Malay Choirs. They also celebrate their annual “Coon Carnival” in memory of the abolishment of slavery.

Experience the mystical legends within the surrounds of Bo-Kaap.

Highlights:

  • Slave Lodge
  • Bo-Kaap with colourful architecture and character shops and eateries
  • Bo-Kaap Museum
  • Auwal Mosque
  • Tana Baru
  • Noon Gun
  • Table Mountain (Weather Permitting) (own account)

Optional:

Areas of the extended families of the Bo-Kaap communities, such as, Athlone, Rylands and Surrey Estate will be visited, as well as the following Mosques (Prayer houses).

  • Habibia Sufi Masjied  and Masjid – Ul- Quds