Local nameBo-Kaap
LocationSchotsche Kloof, Cape Town, South Africa

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

Bo-Kaap is known for its brightly coloured homes and cobble stoned streets. The area is traditionally a multicultural neighbourhood, and 56.9% of its population identify as Muslim. According to the South African Heritage Resources Agency, the area contains the largest concentration of pre-1850 architecture in South Africa, and is the oldest surviving residential neighborhood in Cape Town.

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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip from 40 USD

Opening hours

Closed on Sundays, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and Jan 2.


Adults: R20
Children (6-18), Students, SA Pensioners: R5
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children): R50
Children (under 5): Free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +27 21 481 3938

Address 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Coordinates -33°55'15.938" N 18°24'50.761" E

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