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Bo-Kaap is a northern suburb of Cape Town and the heart of the city's Muslim community. A vibrant quarter known for its colorful houses in every hue, the neighborhood is also known as the Malay Quarter. Many of the neighborhood residents are descended from slaves from Africa and Asia who were brought in by the Dutch between the 16th and 17th Century. There is a lot to explore here, from enjoying an authentic "Cape Malay" meal to visiting the fascinating Bo-Kaap Museum. For a more hands-on experience, book a cooking session with a Bo-Kaap resident through Coffeebeans Roots and soak in the local culture and unique experience.
One of the most important squares in the center of town, the Grand Parade is always busting with activity. it is the nerve center and is surrounded by some of Cape Town's mot noted attractions like the Castle Of Good Hope and the Cape Town Railway Station. This square is also used as a parking spot for local market goer, and even plays host to political rallies, cultural events and local community gatherings.
This is the oldest part of Cape Town's harbor, dating back to 1860. Although still a working harbor, it has transformed into one of Cape Town's prime attractions. Restaurants, bars and cafes abound, and if it's shopping you are after, then its 240 stores, of all descriptions, are sure to please you. The Two Oceans Aquarium is South Africa's largest, housing 300 marine species. Even if you are in Cape Town just for a brief duration, definitely consider giving this place a visit.