A restored home in the historic Bo Kaap shows a mingling of Eastern & Western cultures and lets you see what life was like in 18th Century. One of a collection of fascinating Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Visit them all on a tour of the City area, a must to include the SA Museum & Planetarium, SA National Gallery, the SA Parliament buildings and the Slave Lodge, all situated along the Dutch East India Company Gardens in the heart of Cape Town .
Just up the hill from the Company Gardens you will find the Bo Kaap and the Museum has a collection of house hold items, clothing and various artifacts including carts & carriages in the community centre. Make a day of it and go for a tour of the area with one of the local cultural history guides and end it off with a feast of local Halaal Cape Malay speciality foods at the Noon Gun Tea Room, up Longmarket Street at the top, where you hear the Noon Gun go off every working day. This Noon Gun was fired to let the early settlers reset their watches together every day at noon! From the Noon Gun Tea Room there are spectacular views of the Cape Town 2010 Stadium and the surrounding city and V&A Watefront, well worth a day of exploring.
Ph: (021) 481 3939
No.71 Wale St, Bo Kaap.
Satellite of SA Cultural History Museum.
Open Mon to Sat 09h30 - 16h30.
Admission: Adults R3; Children R1; Concessions available.