The Village in the City: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Bo-Kaap

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Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

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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!

What's Included

Lifetime access to the 'Bo-Kaap: The Village in the City' tour

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap Application

What's Not Included



Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

• Admission Ticket Free

Auwal Mosque
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

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

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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