16 Things To Do in Bo Kaap

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Bo-Kaap Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum

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 ... more

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.

Bo-Kaap Arts & Crafts

Bead Magic at Monkeybiz

Amongst the brightly coloured homes that the Bo-Kaap (area bordering Cape Town city) is famous for stands a bright yellow haven with red monkey icons stamped across the facade; this is the Monkeybiz shop. Your very ... more

Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00 and Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00.

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Watch the firing of the Noon Day Gun

Forgetful locals and unsuspecting visitors alike jolt at the sound of a midday big bang echoing across Cape Town city skies. No need for alarm or taking cover is required as this tradition has marked the end of ... more

11h25 for 12h00 on Monday to Saturday.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Woodstock Arts & Crafts


Streetwires, situated in the ever-buzzing Cape Town suburb of Woodstock, has their focus on people, passion and pride. This is a growing business that allows local artists and crafters to combine their creative ... more

Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.
Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00.

Bo Kaap Cafés & Eateries / Fine Dining

Bo Kaap Kombuis

For the very best in traditional Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town, visit the Bo Kaap Kombuis Restaurant and Coffee Shop in historical Bo Kaap. Yusuf and Nazli warmly welcome patrons to their fine Restaurant at which ... more

Tuesday to Thursday from 08h00 to 22h30
Friday to Saturday from 08h00 to 23h00
Sunday from 09h00 to 15h00
Closed on Mondays.

Bo Kaap Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Bo Kaap Museum

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. No. 71 Wale Street is today known as ... more

Monday to Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00
Closed on Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, 1 and 2 January.

Bo Kaap Craft & Flea Markets / Farm Stalls & Markets

Bo-Kaap Food and Craft Market

If you want to enjoy heritage food and vibrant handcrafts, then the Bo-Kaap's Food and Craft Market is the place to be located at the Schotschekloof Civic Centre in Upper Wale Street. Free entrance to the public ... more

10h00 to 14h00 first Saturday of the month.

V&A Waterfront Cycling / Sight Seeing / Sports & Leisure

Cape Town Evening Cycle

This Bike & Saddle signature trip is a unique, eco-friendly and invigorating way to experience the Mother City. Start your guided and fully supported journey from the much-celebrated Victoria and Alfred Waterfront ... more

Booking is required.

De Waterkant Malls & Shopping

Cape Quarter

Standing out as one of the most stylish shopping centres in the Western Cape, the Cape Quarter in De Waterkant is home to over 100 stylish retail stores and restaurants. The Cape Quarter is home to some of the ... more

Retail Hours:
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 18h00.
Saturday from 09h00 to 16h00.
Sundays from 10h00 to 14h00.
Other Hours:
Cape Quarter Food Spar, Tops and Restaurants are open from 07h00 until late (Varies among businesses).

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Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour

Zainie Misbach has lived in the Bo Kaap all her life, which means that a walking tour with her around the neighbourhood is akin to experiencing the place like a local. The Bo-Kaap is well-known for its colourful ... more

Booking is essential. Please enquire.

De Waterkant Bistros & Pubs / Cafés & Eateries

The Vue

Cape Town is a cosmopolitan urban hub, a veritable hotspot for socialites and the who’s who of South Africa. This makes it the prime spot for parties, dinners and sundowners in some of the city’s most vibrant gems ... more

Please enquire.

Cape Town Sight Seeing / Walks & Hiking

Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Most major cities around the world offer city walking tours, and the Mother City is no exception. Cape Town’s Free Walking Tours make the city walkable for everyone hoping to discover something about the city’s ... more

Historic tours: 11h00 and 16h20.
Bo-Kaap tours: 14h00 to 16h20.
District Six tours: 11h00 and 14h00.
V&A Waterfront tours: 11h00, 14h00 and 16h15 departs from the Aquarium City Sightseeing office.

Bo Kaap Casual Dining

Cooking with Lekka Kombuis

The Afrikaans word “lekker” is a complex one. On the surface, it means, “nice” or “great”. But, really, it means so much more. There’s an element of comfortable familiarity, an inviting feeling. So, Lekka Kombuis ... more

Strictly by appointment. Please phone to book.

Cape Town Wine Tours & Tasting

Tuning the Vine

Tuning the Vine is an 'inner city wine route' and a way to 'rediscover the streets of Cape Town'. It's a mid-week wine tasting adventure, held once a month, in the heart of the city. No more having to drive ... more

Second Wednesday of every month, starts at 17h30 to 20h30 (most venues stay open late).

Cape Town Malls & Shopping

Heritage Square Shopping Mall

The vibrant hub of Heritage Square is aptly named, being situated in the heart of the historical and cultural heart of Cape Town. It is right in the CBD of the city, on the border of the Bo-Kaap, where the Cape ... more

Open daily

Bo Kaap as a destination

If you are considering visiting Bo Kaap or have already booked your Bo Kaap accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Bo Kaap and come back and submit your Bo Kaap review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Also in the neighbourhood

CBD, De Waterkant, Devils Peak, District Six, Foreshore, Gardens, Higgovale, Highlands Estate, Kloof Nek, Oranjezicht, Roggebaai, Tamboerskloof, University Estate, V&A Waterfront, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate, Woodstock, Zonnebloem

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