Bo-Kaap Museum


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Through the years the Bo-Kaap has been known by many names, ranging from Malay Quarter and Slamse Buurt (Islamic neighbourhood) through to Schotcheskloof and Waalendorp. The area, with its multicoloured houses and steep cobbled streets, was developed in the 1760s by Jan de Waal (hence the name Waalendorp); the museum is the only structure built by him that's remained more or less unchanged through the years. It tells the story of the area's Cape Malays, a culturally rich community descended from East African and South-east Asian slaves and responsible for the introduction of Islam to South Africa.

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Bo-Kaap Museum details

71 Wale Street

Area Cape Town

Telephone 21 481 3939

Bo-Kaap Museum website

Open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

Admission R10; R5 reductions; free under-16s.

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