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Cape Malay Cooking in the Bo-Kaap

Cape Malay Cooking In The Bo Kaap

What better way to start your tour than with a cup of coffee at Truth Coffee, one of the Cape’s most famous micro coffee roasters. This is used as a base to start discussing the Apartheid History of our country. In order to understand our people – you need to understand the history of our country.

Next you visit the District 6 Museum – this is a small apartheid museum which is home to the memories of the residents of District 6 – an area on the edge of Cape Town where over 60 000 people were forcefully removed.

You then do a short ramble through the city through to the Bo-Kaap area.

The Bo-Kaap represents the only area in the city of Cape Town where the Cape Malay community were not forcefully removed. It is a bright and colourful area that is one of the most photographed places in Cape Town.

Enjoy a walk around the area and visit Atlas spices (which is the main spice shop), before heading into a home of one of the ladies in the area for a hands on cooking class.

The Bo-Kaap is beautiful and most people would not leave Cape Town without taking a photograph of the houses. However, the opportunity for you to interact with the people in an area is always limited. As such this is wonderfully unique opportunity to spend some time with the ladies in the community.

During your visit you will:

  • Learn to make rooti’s from scratch
  • Fold samoosas and cook them
  • Cook Chilli bites
  • Learn how to make a traditional Cape Malay curry
  • Sit down and enjoy the food you have made for lunch
  • Enjoy an interesting cup of cardamom tea at the end of the meal with a delicious koesister (local doughnut only found in the Cape area – made with dry spices, dipped in syrup and then rolled in dry coconut.

After lunch we enjoy a walk around the Bo-Kaap to view and photograph the beautiful brightly coloured houses.  We stop to visit a community beading project while we are in the area.   MonkeyBiz is a wonderful non-profit initiative that is now providing work opportunities for over 400 people from poorer backgrounds.

Timing:      9am to 2.30 pm

What we need to know:   Please advise us if you have any dietary concerns or issues – this is critical information for any foodie tour.

Note – we will collect and drop you off at the end of the tour.   We can also drop you anywhere centrally – e.g.  Table Mountain, Camps Bay or the Waterfront

Cost Per Guest:

Half Day Tour: 09h00 – 14h30

1 Guest: R 4680

2 Guests: R 3000

3 Guests: R 2400.00

4 or More: R 1980.00

This tour can be turned into a full day tour – if it is a full day tour we continue with a walking tour of the oldest part of the city and continue our journey to taste the Cape by experiencing the people, the history, the art and the architecture of our city.