Bo Kaap & the Waterfront

During one of my free weekends, I talk a walk with friends around Bo Kaap & the Waterfront.

Bo Kaap is a famous tourist destination in Cape Town due to its magnificently coloured houses. The reasoning behind this is the Muslim community were forced to wear dull shades during Apartheid. The vibrancy of Bo Kaap is a celebration at the freedom of expression that exists in post-Apartheid South Africa.

Visiting on a very quiet Sunday, what I found interesting was that the community has not been effected by tourism in any noticeable way. No pedlars of tat & souvenirs were to be found and, quite honestly, I had to hide my camera eventually because I didn’t feel particularly safe carrying it around…

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One thought on “Bo Kaap & the Waterfront

  1. Atlas trading in the Bo-Kaap is a must for the most amazing Malay ingredients. The ladies there will even put together a special curry mix with a recipe if you ask for it. Just a little tip for when you visit again.

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