Things To Do in Bo KaapVisit the Bo-Kaap Museum
Where? 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town City Bowl
When? Open Monday to Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00. Closed on Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, 1 and 2 January.
How? Call +27 (0)21 481-3939
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience.
The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family. Today, the museum is in a transformation stage.