A view of Table Mountain from the deck of the MSC Opera

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Atlas Trading Store
Biesmiellah restaurant
BoKaap museum

After Act of Parliament abolished slavery in 1834, many of the emancipated muslim slaves settled in the Bo-Kaap area to form a tight-knit community.

Threat to Bo-Kaap culture

A major threat to the existing Bo-Kaap culture is that the area is going through a process of gentrification, with yuppies move in to take advantage of the sea & city views.


Don't explore the Bo-Kaap area on your own.

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