Bo Kaap–The Muslim Quarter

17 Oct

High up on the side of Signal Hill overlooking the city of Cape Town lies the colorful area known as Bo Kaap, the Malay (or Muslim) quarter of the city. Bo Kaap means Upper Cape. The houses here are painted bright, dazzling pastels. As you gaze down the street your eye feasts on walls of color. I’m sure that it is even more vibrant on a sunny day.

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Those steep narrow streets remind me of San Francisco. The Atlas Trading Company is a well-established store for buying herbs and spices.


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