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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

A descendant from the slaves brought to the Cape by the early Dutch settlers, I feel connected to the rich history of Bo-Kaap. It's this deep love that fuels my desire to share with you this beautiful and intricately woven culture that is unmatched anywhere in the world. As a resident and tour guide with over 15 years' experience, I will show you Bo-Kaap beyond the postcard pictures. My mentor,…
Rafiq
Rafiq
Rafiq
Rafiq

What we’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…

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Local snacks
Drinks
Tea

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Sun protection
When entering the mosque, you will need to wear either long trousers or long dress/skirt
Open arms to embrace the culture

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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.

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, 23rd Jul    From 14:00 to 16:00.
₹1,889 per person
10 of 10 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

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.
Rafiq
history walk
Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local
95 reviews
₹1,889 per person
95 reviews
₹1,889 per person