BO-KAAP TOUR

BO-KAAP TOUR

per person

The first stop will be at the TANA BARU CEMETERY, the first recognized Muslim cemetery in South Africa and the final resting place of the earliest and most respected pioneers of the Islam faith in the Western Cape.

The first stop will be at the TANA BARU CEMETERY, the first recognized Muslim cemetery in South Africa and the final resting place of the earliest and most respected pioneers of the Islam faith in the Western Cape.

Half Day
1
TANA BARU CEMETERY
The first stop will be at the TANA BARU CEMETERY, the first recognized Muslim cemetery in South Africa and the final resting place of the earliest and most respected pioneers of the Islam faith in the Western Cape.
2
AUWAL MASJID
From there guests will walk to the AUWAL MASJID, the first and oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. The mosque dates all the way back to 1784, and is built on land donated by the freed slave, Coridon van Ceylon. Here you can view one of the handwritten Qur’ans, penned by Tuan Guru- the Auwal Masjid’s first Imam, freed political prisoner as well as a former prince of Tidore.
3
ATLAS TRADING COMPANY
The next stop will be at ATLAS TRADING COMPANY, Cape Town’s Most Famous Spice Shop where you will get to browse the shelves of turmeric, saffron, chili, and other exotic spices - used to flavour traditional Cape Malay dishes like samosas, bredies, curries and bobotie. LUNCH will be at the the home of Toufiek’s sister, Zulfah, where you will enjoy some traditional Cape Malay delicacies and hospitality. After lunch we visit a local ARTIST’S STUDIO in the Bo-Kaap.
4
GOODMAN GALLERY
From the Malay Quarters we will head to Woodstock to visit the GOODMAN GALLERY. This gallery is one of South Africa’s most established galleries, and they have an impressive stable of Muslim artists which we will draw from storage and will explained in their viewing room.
5
BLANK PROJECTS
We will make our way across the street to BLANK PROJECTS, an interesting art project space in Woodstock where you can see interesting experimental artworks.
6
SMAC GALLERY
OR visit SMAC GALLERY, they represent many important established and emerging South African artists as well as international artists from the African continent.
7
ARTIST’S STUDIO
We will end the day’s tour visiting an ARTIST’S STUDIO in Woodstock or Salt River and will talk about the more controversial aspects of being engulfed in this culture and the context of Post-Apartheid South Africa