At Heritage, Sundays are synonymous with exploring and unwinding.
What better way to mellow out after a heavy work week than to walk the streets of the city and offer some attention to the beauty in our urban settings.
This week, we suggest you take a tour of one of the must-visit locations in Cape Town - it's right up there with Kirstenbosch and Lion's Head. Layered along the foothill of the iconic sunset viewing spot "Signal Hill", lies the historic suburb of Bo-Kaap. It is famous for its brightly coloured buildings and streets rich in history and heritage.
A GUIDE TO BO-KAAP
Wander in the colourful and cheerful streets
Get lost in the aesthetic of the suburb and feed your artistic side with the vibrant colours and wall art on each street. There is so much to learn from observing people, engaging locals, and connecting with their daily experiences. We encourage you to make a positive impact and share your own story. While you're at it, snap some Instagram-worthy shots, while being respectful of people's homes & privacy.
Visit the Museum
Kick off your tour at the Bo-Kaap Museum, located in the oldest building in Bo-Kaap. This national monument depicts the story of the neighbourhood from its origins in the 1760's. There's no better place to learn the history and culture of this unique area.
Smell the Spices
Stop by the renowned Atlas Trading Co, a family-owned spice shop and appreciate the exotic aromas that waft through its doors. Be prepared to succumb to temptation and grab some goodies to take home. Practice sustainable tourism and make your contribution to the development of the local economy.
Enjoy the Traditional Food
From curry and samoosas to bobotie and koeksisters, the culinary experience is second to none. Visit restaurants such as Bo-Kaap Kombuis, sample the local cuisine, and experience the style of cooking characteristic of this special place.