Bo-Kaap Cape Town
Once populated by farmers these brightly coloured town houses in Bo-Kaap are now a tourist attraction and home to a thriving Malay community. Tucked away in the fold of Signal Hill, these residences dating from the seventeenth century can easily be reached on foot from the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore. This Table Mountain hotel in Cape Town
makes the perfect base from which to explore the city's sights.
Activities in Bo-Kaap
Visitors to Bo-Kaap can freely wander among the jewel coloured houses taking snaps for photo albums. There is so much to do here that planning ahead will provide a richer experience. Book a local guide, coincide a visit with the monthly crafts and food market day or sample some local delicacies.
History buffs will love the chance to hear the famous Signal Hill noon day gun, Cape Town's oldest surviving tradition. Dating from the time of the English occupation in 1795, these two 18 pound guns are the oldest in the world still in daily use. The gun has been accepted as the standard of accurate time ever since.
Accommodation near Bo-Kaap
A walk around Bo-Kaap is a great way to spend a sunny day in Cape Town. The people who live in this area are from a diverse cultural background, many originating from slaves brought over by the Dutch East Indies Company. A visit to the colourful residences and mosques of the area can easily be arranged from the nearby Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore hotel only 20 minutes away on foot. There are lots of attractions in the area including the Two Oceans Aquarium
and the District Six Museum.