Where Is Bo Kaap In Cape Town South Africa

What is Bo Kaap?

The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter.

Where Is Bo Kaap In Cape Town South Africa?

The Bo-Kaap (lit. “above the Cape” in Afrikaans) is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter.

It is a former racially segregated area, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is a historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. The Nurul Islam Mosque, established in 1844, is located in the area.

What is special about Bo-Kaap?

Bo-Kaap is known for its brightly coloured homes and cobblestoned streets. The area is traditionally a multicultural neighbourhood, and 56.9% of its population identify as Muslim.