Long Street - Bo Kaap Museum 


12h30 From Long St, the best way to get to the Bo-Kaap is to turn left upWale St towards Signal hill (the big hill thing that’s not a mountain). You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the Bo-Kaap Museum on your left.

Parker Cottage Guesthouse recommends visiting the Bo Kaap Museum

Bo Kaap Museum
Tel : (021) 424 3846

The Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter is largely inhabited by the descendants of slaves from Malaysia and Indonesia (though not exclusively) imported by the Dutch during the 16th and 17th centuries. It is considered the City Centre’s Islamic district and it is very culturally pluralistic. The Cape Malay inhabitants survived the forced removals of apartheid and their kind-natured legacy of friendliness to strangers and neighbours alike is kept alive today.