Bo-Kaap and Cape Malay Cooking Experience

This is a REAL interactive experience with one of the country’s oldest established communities- dating back to their forced arrival to these shores as captives in the 1600’s. As their lands in the East were being occupied by European Colonists- dissenters were loaded onto sailing ships and banished to other colonies around the world- the Cape of Good Hope being one.

The so-called Cape Malays – this race classification being an Apartheid construct – were talented and productive people and were deployed in building the Cape Colony. Amongst them were builders, architects, carpenters, tailors, traders, fishermen and gardeners. We visit this community who was confined to an area on the slopes of Signal Hill called the Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay area.

Begin with a Walking Tour of the Historic, Heritage Protected area of cobbled streets, colourful Cape Georgian and Cape Dutch homes, community corner stores that stock everything, and several mosques dating from 1795 to 1958.

We then visit our hostess- a local resident, for an exciting encounter with her religious, cultural, and culinary background- in her home! You will participate in preparing and cooking samoosas, Rooti (flat bread) and chicken or vegetable curry – in the kitchen around her table – which you will enjoy as lunch or an early dinner at the end.

Half Day: 09h00-13h30 or 13h30-17h30


  • Transfers to and from your city hotel
  • Historic walking tour of BoKaap
  • Entry Fee into Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub.
  • Welcome drink, cooking demonstration and 3-course meal 


(min. 2 adults)

R 1600 (Adults), R975.00 (child 6-11y)

Selfdrive rates:

R 1250 (Adults), R811.00 (child 6-11y)