We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Cape Town Central, South Africa
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Half-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town
More Info
and up
Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town
More Info
and up
Full-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“colorful houses” (67 reviews)
“cape malay” (49 reviews)
“spice shop” (25 reviews)
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Write a ReviewReviews (1,651)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 993 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

People are so friendly, lots of little shops. famous restaurants in the area, oldest mosque to be found here. Very interesting history beautiful colorful houses. Koeksisters on a sunday is a must! aunty koebra :)

Thank mlsultantt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here for a short walking tour of the neighborhood with nice colorful houses and buildings, attractive in photographs that we took. It reminded me of Boca in Argentina which we also enjoyed. Nice to see different areas with artistic touches. A few in our...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bo-Kaap has an interesting history as the remanents of a location of homes and establishments of Malaysian slaves and servants of Capetonians in a far off era. Today it has become a colorfully restored area of ne comer lawyers and other professionals who have kept...More

Thank amer_can
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The corner shop sells samosas and koeksisters, which are traditional Malay snacks. I always buy it for my overseas visitors. Also pop in at the shop which sells the spices and other ingredients for Malay cooking. The colorful houses are even more impressive if you...More

Thank Dirmu G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice colourful area. A few minutes of a walk about and you can appreciate the neighbourhood. Enjoyable.

Thank AnnieMch
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed at a B&B in Bo-kaap and loved it! The bright buildings in the neighborhood made for extra cheerful days!

Thank kghartman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as the sun was setting - there weren't a lot of people around, but we could see the colorful buildings lining the wall that this attraction is known for.

Thank AHY2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful area close to downtown,you can enjoy walking between the beautiful colorful houses and take nice photos. There's also in this area "Al Auwal Mosque" the first mosque in South Africa which is built in 1795.

2  Thank Ahmed-Hashem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cool area of town - definitely worth a visit. Also seek out the local donuts - Traditional Malay Koeksisters. Delish!

Thank GarciasinLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A colorful community with a rich history - I'd recommend taking a guided tour of this neighborhood. Keep in mind that this area is home to people so be an ethical tourist. Go to local restaurants and shops to circulate the money within the community;...More

1  Thank Chieka C
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Cape Town Central
Hilton Cape Town City Centre
1,392 reviews
.15 km away
Cape Town Lodge
734 reviews
.23 km away
The Pinnacle
4 reviews
.28 km away
309 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
214 reviews
.27 km away
225 reviews
.07 km away
Harvest Cafe
15 reviews
.06 km away
Charango Grill and Bar
174 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dorp Street
385 reviews
.21 km away
Honest Chocolate
24 reviews
.33 km away
Iziko Bo Kaap Museum
61 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Feras A
12 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from Marjolein W | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured... More
Sherrelle K
27 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Ronygr | Reviewed this property |
it is a 15 min walk but do it before dark it gets uneasy at dark.inthag area
4 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from abkarolia | Reviewed this property |
Check out 35 on Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town