Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local | La Vacanza Travel

Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

Duration: 1 hour
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 1 hour
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


We are descendants from the slaves brought to the Cape by the early Dutch settlers to Bo-Kaap, & feel connected to the rich history of the area. It's this deep love that fuels our desire to share with you this beautiful and intricately woven culture that is unmatched anywhere in the world. As residents and qualified tour guides with many years' experience, we will show you Bo-Kaap beyond the postcard pictures.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bo-kaap, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town Central South Africa

Bo-Kaap is a beautiful, quaint, and colourful suburb that nestles at the foot of Signal Hill in the City Bowl of Cape Town. Its history however is steeped in Slavery and it is also known as the ‘ Birthplace of Islam’ in the Cape. Enslaved people, artisans and political exiles were brought here from Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia amongst other places.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wale Street, Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

We will meet at 71 Wale Street for an introduction to the area, providing an overview of the history of Cape Town and Bo-Kaap.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Atlas Trading Company, 104 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

We then stop at Cape Town’s famed spice shop Atlas, where you will smell the heady aromas of spices used in everyday Cape Malay cooking. These are the same spices used by slaves as an expression of freedom in their ‘masters’ kitchens.

Duration: 10 minutes

  • Snacks

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

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    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    1 hour

    User's Reviews


    17 May, 2024

    Sideck was great. So knowledgeable and so passionate about his community and heritage. Thanks so much for showing us your Bo Kaap Sideck. And thank you for introducing us to Koesiesters!


    02 May, 2024

    Sedick was absolutely wonderful! It made a huge difference that he grew up and still lives in the Bo Kaap, and that his family has long been part of the community. You can feel his pride and personal commitment woven into the stories he shares and the history he details. The tour was worth every penny.


    26 Apr, 2024

    Our tour guide was Sedick - very knowledgeable and seemed to know everyone. A very personal tour, weaving anecdotes from his own childhood to the history of Bo Kaap and a little bit on Cape Town in general. For me, going to District 6 Museum and going on Sedick's tour then tied the two experiences together. He gave a human touch to what can be seen as a "touristy" neighbourhood. Had his finger on the pulse of the issues affecting Bo Kaap. I would 100% recommend this tour as it is the people keeping the culture and character of Bo Kaap alive rather than just the colourful houses!


    24 Apr, 2024

    The tour through Bo kaap was excellent . The guide gave us a great insight of life in the old days and the culture today! It’s a fascinating place to visit with lots of local art, food and people!


    19 Apr, 2024

    Growing up in the area, our guide, Sideck was knowledgeable and able to give us an indepth overview of the history of the Bo-Kaap. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and treats from Faeeza's kitchen.

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