We meet in the heart of Bo-Kaap, at a family founded Cape Malay restaurant. This is where we begin our journey down some of Bo-Kaap's oldest roads to explore this 250-year-old neighborhood in a fun but informative way. We stop off a local food vendor to sample some yummy traditional snacks and bakes before visiting a few other community sites including the oldest Mosque in the area as well as a family home.
I'm a young at heart, 43yr old who's spent over a decade living in cities across Asia and Europe but returned home to Bo-Kaap, Cape Town to find a new love and passion for my city and neighbourhood. I have always loved to host and come from a big family with pioneering parents in the food and restaurant business and somehow I've always been along for the journey. I am very involved in my community and the preservation of our community life in Bo-Kaap and currently work with a number of local organisations to expose our tourism assets to the world, whilst empowering locals and conserving community life.
Local delicacies - Savouries and biscuits etc.
Bottled water or juice provided
We start off at SA's first Cape Malay restaurant for a brief orientation. Next, we visit the Tana Baru burial grounds and the shrine of Bo-Kaap's founding Sheikh Tuan Guru. After this, we wander down the cobbled roads to visit a Mosque and an art site on the picturesque Wale St, where guests can take pictures and sample some local delicacies from the street vendors. We finish off our tour at a family home where guests can arrange pick-ups.
Parking is very limited in Bo-Kaap so its best to take an Uber or shuttle to the meeting point - Biesmiellah Restuarant at no 2 Wale St