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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

history walk

Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

191 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

history walk

Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

191 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We start the tour at 71 Wale Street where we discuss the origins of the oldest suburb in South Africa. Our walk then takes us to the Auwal Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in South Africa, dating back to 1794, when it was started by slaves in defiance of Dutch law. Inside the mosque you will see a Quran handwritten from memory, by Tuan Guru, an exiled political prisoner from the Island of Tidore. We then work our way to a locals home to enjoy a traditional treat and a cup of rooibos tea. The host will regale you with stories of this historical neighbourhood, its people and its cultures. From here, we walk down the street with all the colourful houses. This is the most-photographed street in South Africa. We then work our way towards Cape Town’s famed spice shop, Atlas, where you will smell the heady aromas of spices used in everyday Cape Malay cooking. These are the same spices used by slaves as an expression of freedom in their masters’ kitchens.

Your host

Learn more about Rafiq

Rafiq

We are descendants from the slaves brought to the Cape by the early Dutch settlers to Bo-Kaap, & feel connected to the rich history of the area. It's this deep love that fuels our desire to share with you this beautiful and intricately woven culture that is unmatched anywhere in the world. As residents and qualified tour guides with many years' experience, we will show you Bo-Kaap beyond the postcard pictures.

What's included

Food
Local snacks
Drinks
Tea

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Where you'll be

Central to the Cape Malay culture is Islam. You will have a rare opportunity to see a Quran handwritten by political prisoner of the early Dutch colonialist, Tuan Guru. In defiance of Dutch law, he started the Auwal (the first) Mosque. The land on which the mosque is built was donated by a freed slave woman, Saartjie van de Kaap.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests to bring along comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and bottled water. Since one of our places to stop at is a mosque, guests are aske to wear clothing garments that reach below their knees. I also…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local
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191 reviews
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