The Bo-Kaap is an area of , formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is a former racially segregated area, situated on the slopes of above the city centre and is a historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town.

Notable Places in the Area

Photo: KNewman1, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , alternatively spelled Awwal, Owal or Owwal, is a in the neighbourhood of , South Africa, recognised as the first mosque established in the country. is situated 160 metres southeast of Bo-Kaap. Photo: LiebeB, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a in the area of , . is situated 160 metres southeast of Bo-Kaap. Photo: Liridon, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is an association football and rugby union stadium in , , that was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. is situated 2 km north of Bo-Kaap. Photo: Arne mueseler, CC BY-SA 3.0 de.

Localities in the Area

The Bo-Kaap is an area of , formerly known as the Malay Quarter.

is the second most populous city in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in is situated on the Atlantic shore, , the City of Cape Town and . Photo: Damien du Toit, CC BY 2.0.


-33.9211° or 33° 55' 15.9" south
18.4141° or 18° 24' 50.8" east
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Bo-Kaap
  • Arabic: بو كيب
  • Armenian: Բո-Կաապ
  • Bengali: বো-কাপ
  • Danish: Bo-Kaap
  • Dutch: Bo-Kaap
  • English: Cape Quarter
  • English: Old Malay Quarter
  • English: Schotschekloof
  • English: Slamsebuurt
  • English: Stadzicht
  • Finnish: Bo-Kaap
  • French: Bo-Kaap
  • German: Bo-Kaap
  • Indonesian: Bo-Kaap
  • Italian: Bo-Kaap
  • Japanese: ボ・カープ
  • Malay: Bo-Kaap
  • Malay: Bo Kaap
  • Pedi: Bo-Kaap
  • Russian: Бо-Каап
  • Ukrainian: Бо-Каап музей
  • Xhosa: Bo-Kaap
  • Zulu: Bo-Kaap

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