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The Village in the City: An Audio Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap

Cape Town, South Africa

The Village in the City: An Audio Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap

Cape Town, South Africa


35 to 60 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Explore the Bo-Kaap with one of its renowned residents Shereen Habib. Starting at the Bo-Kaap Museum, wind your way past the neighborhood’s major sites and secret corners on old cobbled streets. You’ll visit the oldest mosque in South Africa and learn the real significance behind the Tana Baru Cemetery. Shereen’s intimate knowledge and unique humour reveals a living history of the Bo-Kaap that cannot be found anywhere else. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Bo-kaaps brightly painted houses provide excellent photography throughout, and there’s also a great lunch eatery where you can sample ridiculously tasty Cape Malay cuisine. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Shereen direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is 1km and takes about a half hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime!

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to the 'Bo-Kaap: The Village in the City' tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa

Explore Bo-Kaap with an audio tour by Shereen Habib, an author and tour guide who has lived in this neighbourhood for most of her life.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Iziko Bo Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

The tour starts at the entrance to this museum, and visitors can visit it either before of afterwards.

Pass By: Auwal Mosque, 43 Dorp Street, Cape Town Central 8001

The Location

Where To Go

VoiceMap Bo-Kaap Audio Tour, 71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/20/2018 - 10/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Cape Town, South Africa

Return details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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