Embark on a journey that will leave you historically enriched! Start off in District Six (an area in Cape Town which got its name from having been the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867) and learn how more than 60 000 people were forcibly removed from this area, to barren outlying areas aptly known as the Cape Flats, and see how their own houses in District Six were flattened by bulldozers. Following a visit to the District Six Museum (led by an ex-resident storyteller) & a District Six site walk (led by former residents of the area), proceed to the colourful Bo-Kaap - situated at the foot of Signal Hill, on the fringe of the city centre, and formerly known as the Malay Quarter.
The Bo-Kaap’s origins date back to the 1760s when numerous “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) were built and leased to slaves. These people were known as Cape Malays, and were brought from Malaysia, Indonesia and the rest of Africa to work in the Cape. Your visit to the Bo-Kaap starts in Wale Street, and visits various important cultural landmarks such as the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere as well as a shrine of a prince and others. The tour ends at a family home or similar where you'll be spoilt to a traditional 3 course Cape Malay Meal, including an optional ‘samoosa’ making demo (view only) and/or listening to the sounds of a local choir – hosted by well-known Zainie Misbach.