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Every Color in the Rainbow in Bo-Kaap

avatar   Stacy

Posted On 02/05/2024 10:32:29

South Africa | Cape Town | Signal Hill | Bo Kaap | Upper Cape | Malay Quarter | Free Walking Tour | Muslim | Mosques | Nurul Islan Mosque | Koran



Every Color in the Rainbow in Bo-Kaap


    

The colorful neighborhood located on Cape Town's Signal Hill is known as Bo-Kaap ("Upper Cape" - in Dutch, "Bo" means "Upper" and "Kaap" means "Cape"). It's no surprise that Instagram has added to the popularity of the neighborhood because of all of the colors. It's not just the colors that make the area a must visit - the oldest mosque in the country is located in Bo-Kaap. It is in the Nurul Islan Mosque where a copy of the Koran, written completely from memory, is on display.

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Whether on your own or on a tour, Bo-Kaap is a must-visit neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa. We did a quick drive-by on our way to the Cape of Good Hope and then joined a free walking tour the following day. So glad that we spent more time hearing about the mosques, the food and the colors of Bo-Kaap.

Fun fact: When the homes were originally built, they were all painted white. There's all kinds of tales about why they are so colorful today. My favorite, although apparently not true, is that slaves painted their homes in bright colors to celebrate their freedom.

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