One of our favourite spots to check out in Cape Town has to be Bo-Kaap. A distinct neighborhood int he heart of Cape Town, famous for the rows of beautifully colourful homes lining the cobble stone streets.
The colourful houses were painted as a freedom of expression by the formerly suppressed and is testament to our rich and diverse history.
Locals living in Bo-Kaap are predominantly Muslim families whose heritage stems back to the 1700’s when slaves were brought in to the Cape from South East Asia, the term Cape Malay was used to refer to the people and has since become a significant part of our cultural heritage.
As the Spice Route was opened to the East, our incorporation of cooking with eastern influence was born and Cape Malay cooking certainly is a fimr favourite in all South African households even today! When visiting Bo-Kaap, you have the opportunity to learn the secret recipes brought down from generation to generation and take part in fun and educational cooking class in an authentic Bo-Kaap home. Try your hand at making samoosas from scratch and taste the wonderfully aromatic flavours found in our famous Bobotie.
We hope to share the taste, smell and feel of this gem the next time you visit Cape Town!