The Bo-Kaap Museum

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71 Wale Street
Cape Town
Western Cape 
South Africa
021 481 3939

The Bo-Kaap Museum

Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, the Bo-Kaap was initially named Waalendorp after Jan de Waal, the man who spearheaded the development of the area in the 1760s. Later it became known as the Malay quarter or Slamse buurt, after its predominantly Muslim population, of which many were former slaves and exiles from India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Set in the only remaining unaltered Jan de Waal structure left in the hilly suburb, the Bo-Kaap Museum was established in 1978 and casts a spotlight on the fascinating history of the area and its people.

Open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat

Admission R10 adults; R5 South African pensioners, students; free under-16s

No credit cards are accepted.

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