The Bo Kaap is an area in Cape Town, set against signal hill, which is rich in the Cape Malay history (read here ). The many colourful houses make the area a unique attraction and add lots of character to the hillside.
One sunny Sunday morning Dean, my mom and I, decided to take a drive into Cape Town and wonder around the area of the Bo Kaap. The idea stemmed from all the colourful posts I had recently been seeing on Instagram and having not really wandered the area before, I thought it would be a great place to explore.
Walking around Bo Kaap sort of reminded me of visiting the Gamcheon Culture village in Busan which too is full of colourful houses.
We walked the steep streets admiring the little houses, taking photos and listening to the sounds of families busy in their homes. There were a couple of tourists around but not too many.
After working up an appetite we went to Batavia Café for some milkshakes and lunch. The café was really busy but luckily we got a spot under the umbrellas outside. The restaurant serves lots of traditional Cape Malay food. I would have loved to try some of the curries but it was such a hot day that we all settled for delicious salmon on toast.
It was definitely a well spent Sunday and I’m glad I got to have a new experience in my city.
Have you visited the Bo Kaap? What did you think?