Bo-Kaap: The Village in the City Audio Walking Tour by VoiceMap

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

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Explore the Bo-Kaap with one of its renowned residents Shereen Habib. Starting at the Bo-Kaap Museum, wind your way past the neighborhood’s major sites and secret corners on old cobbled streets. You’ll visit the oldest mosque in South Africa and learn the real significance behind the Tana Baru Cemetery. Shereen’s intimate knowledge and unique humour reveals a living history of the Bo-Kaap that cannot be found anywhere else. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.Bo-kaaps brightly painted houses provide excellent photography throughout, and there’s also a great lunch eatery where you can sample ridiculously tasty Cape Malay cuisine. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Shereen direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is 1km and takes about a half hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Iziko Bo Kaap Museum, Cape Town Central, Western CapeThe Museum highlights the history of Bo-Kaap and the personal stories of those who have lived here. It is recommended you visit the Bo-Kaap museum after taking the walking tour.Pass By: Auwal Mosque, Cape Town Central, Western CapeThe oldest mosque in South Africa. It still houses a handwritten copy of the Holy Quran by the mosque's first Imam which was written from memory while he was in jail in the late 1700's.Stop At: Tana Baru Cemetery - Kramat of Tuan GuruThe Tana Baru Cemetery is the resting place of South Africa’s earliest Muslim settlers.Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Lifetime access to the 'Bo-Kaap: The Village in the City' tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

What’s not included

  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks