Bo- Kaap has always been that spot in Cape Town I wanted to visit, so this time when I made it back to the city, I was all about getting there any means necessary. "Take me to the street with the colorful houses!!!!"
Turning up onto Wale street where Bo- kappa essentially starts from my end, it felt like I was stepping into a whirlpool that led me into another world. The colors literally captivate you. I needed a minute to collect myself in order to move up the street.
The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter, deeply rooted in Malaysian, Indian, African, Sri Lankan Culture. Bo- Kaap has a rich multicultural history dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. In the oldest building, lies the stories, facts, resources to help learn about the history of Bo-Kaap. They call this the Bo-Kaap Museum. The area is also the hub for Muslim population so one can find numerous beautiful mosques in the area.
Wearing CHULAAP sweater | MAXHOSA skirt | OKAPI bag
Stocked at MERCHANTS ON LONG, Cape Town
Those smiles on my face was the real deal. Something about being in such a vibrantly colored space makes you feel alive.
Bo-Kaap attracts many tourists yearly with tours of the area happening every three hours.
Wearing DROOMER jacket | MAXHOSA dress
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