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Half Day Tour
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4 Person (s)
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  • Not available for the date 25 December!

The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour takes you on a voyage into the life, food and culture of the Cape Malay's in Bo-Kaap whilst offering you a hands-on, practical lesson on how to cook like a real Cape Malay 'Auntie'! Learn how to fold Samoosa's and mix Masala for that perfect pot of Cape Malay Curry!

Only Available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Depart: 10h00

Return: +/- 14h30

Highlights : 

  • Transfer from Hotel to Bo Kaap
  • Walking orientation tour of Bo Kaap
  • Visit to the local Spice merchant
  • Cooking Class in Bo Kaap, mixing of masala, folding of samosas, frying roti’s and preparing cape malay lunch
  • Traditional Cape Malay Lunch
  • Return transfer from Bo Kaap to Hotel
  • Wifi on board for transfer

This tour is subject to a booking maximum of 10 passengers

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  • Not available for the date 25 December!
  • Walking orientation tour of Bo Kaap

Bo-Kaap is one of the oldest urban residential areas in Cape Town. The earliest development of the Bo-Kaap area was undertaken in the 1760s. The house that today incorporates the Bo-Kaap museum building is one of the houses built that retains its original form and dates back to 1768. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family. Today, the museum is in a transformation stage.

  • Cooking Class in Bo Kaap, mixing of masala, folding of samosas, frying roti’s and preparing cape malay lunch

In the cooking class, guests will discover the secrets of mixing Masala, making Dhaltjies (Chilli Bites), preparing and folding Samoosas, making and frying Rootis and learning the traditional way to cook a mouth-watering Cape Malay Curry which you will enjoy in a sit down lunch whilst Zainie entertains you with local recipes and stories of food, culture and life.

  • Traditional Cape Malay Lunch

Cape Malay cuisine is a fusion food born in Africa. Its alimentary origins can be found in the cooking pots of 17th and 18th century exiled dissidents and slaves brought to the Cape from the Dutch East Indies. While there are recognizable Asian elements, Cape Malay cooking has undergone a considerable degree of adaptation to suit local conditions and ingredient availability. The meals are not served in their respected courses; all the courses are laid out simultaneously on the table. Everyone decides for himself/herself what he or she chooses to eat first. The lady of the household seldom sits at the table. She sees to everyone's comfort.

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  • Transfers to/from hotel in Cape Town; Short walking tour through Bo-kaap's colorful houses and cobbled streets; Visit to the spice shop; Live hands on demonstration on how to mix your Masala; 2 hour interactive cooking lesson on making Chicken Curry, Rooti's, Samoosa folding and Daaltjies (Chilli Bites); Lunch; Recipe booklet covering the cooking course

Not included:

  • Optional visit fees



  • In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply. 
  • Available Only on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  • All tours are subject to minimum number of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
  • Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all times

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