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Sleeps: 4
From R 1 600,00
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1604 Cartwright's Corner

Self Catering Accommodation in Cape Town

0.7km East of center of Bo-kaap

Fully furnished, including DStv and broadband connection. Serviced once a week. Secure parking, swimming pool, and gym in building. Suited for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Available for holiday rental/short term let. Luxury 16th ...

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From R 2 040,00
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Viewpoint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

0.7km North of center of Bo-kaap

The first impression of this double volume 2 bedroom penthouse apartment is of opulence, combine this with a view of trendy De Waterkant's trade district and you have a perfect balance of luxury and urban living...

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Sleeps: 11 in 6 units/rooms
From R 750,00
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Tintagel Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Cape Town

0.9km South of center of Bo-kaap

Tintagel is an elegant, well managed Victorian guesthouse, situated just off Kloof Street, Gardens in Cape Town. We are known for outstanding hospitality, convenient location and charming ambience.

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Sleeps: 14 in 7 units/rooms
From R 1 350,00
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The Walden House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Tamboerskloof

1.1km South of center of Bo-kaap

Situated against Cape Town's most famous backdrop, Table Mountain, lies The Walden House built in 1900. There are seven beautifully designed en-suite rooms, suited to our unique look and feel, that offer unique privacy.

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From R 900,00
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Silver Lattice Guest House

Self Catering Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

1.1km South East of center of Bo-kaap

Silver Lattice is a true 'home from home' with charming self catering apartments, centrally situated in the historical heart of Cape Town, close to the famous "Company Gardens".

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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms
From R 585,00
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Six on Scott

Conference Venue Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

1.3km South East of center of Bo-kaap

Six on Scott Guesthouse.Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens / Cape Town. The five individually designed guestrooms together with comfortable beds and their own special flair, offer all visitors a good nights sleep.

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From R 1 520,00
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Mount Sierra

Star Graded Accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl

1.4km South of center of Bo-kaap

Mount Sierra apartments offers self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town. Located in the heart of Cape Town it will delight you with its numerous award-winning restaurants, galleries, shops and tourist sites. While staying at Mount Sierra you will

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Sleeps: 4
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Gardens Studio 1604

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

1.4km South East of center of Bo-kaap

Hear the sound of the Noon Gun everyday from this newly renovated self catering studio apartment with up market finishes and fittings.This wonderful unit sleeps two persons privately as well as having a double sleeper couch which can accommodate...

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From R 1 250,00
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9 On Camp Apartments

Self Catering Accommodation in Cape Town

1.4km South of center of Bo-kaap

The 9 On Camp Villas offer an elegantly furnished self-catering accommodation in the historic suburb of Gardens in Cape Town, nestled against the foothills of Table Mountain. Whether you are a tourist visiting Cape Town's top attractions or a business tra

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15 on Upper Orange

Self Catering Accommodation in Cape Town

1.4km South of center of Bo-kaap

15 on Upper Orange provides self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town. Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, the luxury self catering units of 15 Upper Orange Road in Gardens, Cape Town provide the perfect base from which to exp

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Bo-Kaap District (Malay Quarter) in Cape Town

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Cape Town is fondly known as South Africa's Mother City and is home to some of South Africa's most iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and Robben Island. But at the foot of Signal Hill you will find another one of South Africa's Treasures, known for its brightly coloured houses, Bo-Kaap. If you travel up Wale Street you will arrive at the brightly painted Georgian terraces and narrow cobbled streets, the spiritual home of the Capes Muslim community, the Bo-Kaap.

Not only is Bo-Kaap one of Cape Town's most colourful suburbs, it also has a fascinating history. During the 16th and 17th centuries the Dutch Settlers imported slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and various other African countries into the Cape of Good Hope. None of these slaves experienced that good hope and for their descendants it would take centuries before that Good Hope would become a reality when South Africa finally became a truly democratic country. Some of these descendants are still residents if the Bo-Kaap. These descendants inherited a name from the slaves, Cape Malays, which was not essentially true as most of the slaves were not entirely of Malaysian descent. But the name stuck and the area which we know today as Bo-Kaap is also known as the Cape Malay Quarter.

To try and explain the area's history would be futile so it is suggested that you pay a visit to the Bo-Kaap Museum. This Quaint museum is the best place to discover the history of the area. The building itself dates back to the 1760s and is the oldest house in the area that is still in its original form. The house museum depicts a recreation of the life of a typical Malay family and most of the focus is on the contribution made by early Muslim settlers.

The Auwal is regarded as South Africa's first official mosque and can be found as you head up to Dorp Street. The influential Imam Abdulla ibn Abd al Salaam, who was a well-known Muslim scholar and activist, founded the historic building in 1797. Today the building looks very different to how it did back then, with only two of the original walls having remained intact after it collapsed back in the 1930s.

There is something special about traditional Cape Malay foods and if there is one thing you should not miss out on, it's a visit to one of the areas restaurants. The meals are spicy and made from recipes which date back for centuries. It is said that there is no better way to get to know the locals than by eating with them.

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