Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter, historical and cultural centre
Our cooking experiences

About Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre. it is considered the historical centre of Cape Malay culture.

Bo-Kaap is known for its distinctive pastel coloured houses and cobbled streets. The area is traditionally a multicultural neighbourhood and is the oldest surviving residential neighbourhood in Cape Town.

Things to do in

The Cape Malay quarter has become one of the most saught after tourist destinations in Cape Town. With it’s colourful houses and unique flair it invites you to take a stroll through the quaint streets.

The Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap neighberhood and visit the Bo-Kaap heritage museum. It is situated in one of the earliest homes built in the Bo-Kaap area, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century.

The Mosques

Because of the large muslim community, there are 10 mosques with the Bo-Kaap. In the oldest mosque Auwal Masjid, dating back to 1794, you will find the oldest hand written Quran.

Atlas trading emporium

At this local spice shop you will be able to buy the best quality spices. Here your senses are heightened to the flavours of our Cape Malay cuisine.

Cooking experiences

Malay food is not just a recipe it is a culinary experience that will change the way you think of food forever. We offer more than food we offer a Bo-Kaap cultural experience.