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Explore Sea Point ยป Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Explore Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

A Window into the heritage and traditions of the Cape Malay community.

The Iziko Bo-Kaap museum highlights the unique Islamic traditions and customs that have been preserved over generations in this vibrant community. The Museum is housed in one of Cape Town’s earliest urban residential areas.

Discover the colorful and vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood, known for its brightly painted homes and enjoy the flavors of Cape Malay cuisine.

A classic representation of the Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood and Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

About Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

The Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, located in the historic Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town and dates back to the mid-eighteenth century. It is one of the earliest homes built in the area. The Cape Malay community made Bo-Kaap their home after the abolition of slavery.

The museum showcases the unique traditions and customs of the Cape Malay people, including their art, history, and religious practices. The museum also features exhibits on traditional Cape Malay cuisine, music, and clothing.

The Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood

The Bo-Kaap area is a vibrant and culturally rich area that offers visitors much more than just its famous brightly painted houses.

If you’re looking for more to do the Bo-Kaap be sure to take a Cape Malay cooking class where you will find a hands on experience cooking style and flavors and ingredients from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Visit the mosques of the Bo-Kaap where you will learn about the religious and cultural significance of this architectural style.

Bo-Kaap’s Colorful Houses

Wale Street in the vibrant Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town is a picturesque spectacle of colorful houses, where residents have lovingly maintained and painted their homes for generations.

These charming, bright homes, each adorned in a different shade, create a mesmerizing mosaic of colors that reflects the rich cultural tapestry of the area.

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum FAQ

How much are the admission fees for the Museum?

As of 1st April 2023 the admission fees for Adults is R20.00, Children and Teenagers ages 6-18 years is R10.00 and Children under 5 years is free.

The admission fees for South African pensioners and students is R10.00. Remember to bring a valid form of identification.

Entry is free on Commemorative days.

On which days and times can I visit the Museum?

The Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 09:00 to 17:00

How do I contact the Museum?

For general enquiries, you can contact the Museum by phoning the following number: +27 (0)21 481 3800

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum from Leeuwenzee

Head north on Leeuwen Road toward Caledon Road. Turn right onto Caledon Road. Turn left onto Buitengracht Street. Turn right onto Wale Street. Turn left onto Rose Street. Turn right onto Chiappini Street. The Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum will be on your left.

Distance from Leeuwenzee

3 Kilometers

Travel Time

+- 7 Minutes via Uber

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Contact us

Tel: (+27) 82 303 7872

Our location

199 High Level Road, Sea Point
Cape Town