Gamidah Jacobs grew up in the Bo-Kaap and lives in one of district's oldest houses. She's a wonderful guide to the area and conducts...
Built in 1789, this is the oldest place of Islamic worship in South Africa, established by Iman Abdullah Kadi Salaam, an Indonesian...
Meaning ‘Upper Cape’, the Bo-Kaap with its vividly painted low-roofed houses, many of them historic monuments, strung along narrow...
Part of the Capetonian trend of combining motorbike/bicycle works with a coffee shop, Los Muertos is a curious, hipster neighbour for...
Each week different, talented chefs get to be creative at this supper club in a Bo-Kaap warehouse. Four dishes are paired with wines and...
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Bo-Kaap Museum information
This small museum provides some insight into the lifestyle of a prosperous 19th-century Cape Muslim family, and a somewhat idealised view of Islamic practice in Cape Town. The most interesting exhibit is the selection of black-and-white photos of local life displayed in the upstairs room, across the courtyard. The house itself, which was built between 1763 and 1768, is the oldest in the area.