Photo courtesy of Craig Howes/Cape Town Tourism
Bo-Kaap was one of the few Cape Town neighborhoods to escape apartheid's bulldozers — the cluster of bright buildings, once known as the Malay Quarter, housed many of the slaves who worked for the 17th century Dutch colonialists. You can also see some some of the oldest, most beautiful mosques in the country, including the Auwal Mosque on Dorp Street. More affluent residents and shops have been moving in lately, but don’t miss one of the originals, Atlas Trading Co., a spice merchant. To go back in time, explore the The Bo-Kaap Museum — it's furnished like the house of a typical 19th-century Muslim family.
By Ted Botha
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