The Village in the City: An Audio Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap

Explore the Bo-Kaap with one of its renowned residents Shereen Habib. Starting at the Bo-Kaap Museum, wind your way past the neighborhood’s major sites and secret corners on old cobbled streets. You’ll visit the oldest mosque in South Africa and learn the real significance behind the Tana Baru Cemetery. Shereen’s intimate knowledge and unique humour reveals a living history of the Bo-Kaap that cannot be found anywhere else. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Bo-kaaps brightly painted houses provide excellent photography throughout, and there’s also a great lunch eatery where you can sample ridiculously tasty Cape Malay cuisine. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Shereen direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is 1km and takes about a half hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime!

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to the 'Bo-Kaap: The Village in the City' tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/drinks
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa

    Explore Bo-Kaap with an audio tour by Shereen Habib, an author and tour guide who has lived in this neighbourhood for most of her life.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Iziko Bo Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

    The tour starts at the entrance to this museum, and visitors can visit it either before of afterwards.

    Pass By: Auwal Mosque, 43 Dorp Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

    The oldest mosque in South Africa. It still houses a handwritten copy of the Holy Quran by the mosque's first Imam which was written from memory while he was in jail in the late 1700's.

    Stop At: Tana Baru Cemetery - Kramat of Tuan Guru, Dawes St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    The Tana Baru Cemetery is the resting place of South Africa’s earliest Muslim settlers.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    VoiceMap Bo-Kaap Audio Tour, 71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/20/2018 - 10/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-110804P7

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