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Watch: A stunning and in-depth look into the Bo-Kaap culture and traditions

Bo-Kaap

Cape Town Tourism has released another ‘Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods’ video in their series, this time looking at Bo-Kaap and its rich history.

 

Cape Town Tourism has been running a series called “Insiders Guide” to various neighbourhoods around Cape Town. They recently focused on the Bo-Kaap. The video shares tips on where to buy the very best spices in Cape Town and where is the best place to learn to cook the divine Cape Malay food.

It also covers the history of the neighbourhood and the people that have lived there. The houses became colourful for one reason: during Apartheid, the people living in the houses didn’t own them. As soon as they became the owner of a house, they would paint it, showing ownership. Over time more and more houses became painted and now it is a part of history.

The Bo-Kaap was voted as the third on the most colourful cities list. Previously Cape Town Tourism created video’s of Khayelitsha, Blouberg, Constantia and Langa to name a few.

The Bo-Kaap is one of Cape Town’s most colourful and interesting areas with a rich history and heritage. Explore this neighbourhood with us and meet some of the people who make the area what it is today.

Watch the awesome video below.


Sources: YouTube 
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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