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Cape Town: Bo-Kapp Walking Tour and Malay Cooking Class

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Activity provider: Cooking with love

Cape Town: Bo-Kapp Walking Tour and Malay Cooking Class

Activity provider: Cooking with love

From US$ 54.83 per person

Embark on a cultural walking tour through the beautiful historic town of Bo-Kapp with its colourful houses. Enjoy a cooking class where you will prepare a traditional Malay dish with local ingredients and spices.

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  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the colorful town of Bo-Kapp
  • Take part in an interactive cooking class at a local's home
  • Enjoy a hearty traditional meal of curry, roti, salsa salad, and donuts
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First, explore the beautiful Bo-Kapp as you wander its cobblestone streets on a cultural walking tour. Discover some of its oldest historical buildings and learn about the culture and traditions of the local people. Visit the first and oldest mosque in South Africa as well as the cultural museum. Make your way to the spice shop and learn about the variety and health benefits of different spices. Return to the home of your host and begin preparing a traditional Malay meal. Help fold the first course, samosas. Prepare the main meal which is chicken curry and roti flatbread. Make samabal better known as salsa salad. Then, sit down to enjoy your meal, followed by a traditional dessert of koesisters, which are spicy savoury donuts served with cardamon tea. Leave with a full belly and all recipes of what you have prepared.
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    You will meet your host at a purple house with flower pots on the top.

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    4.7 /5

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    This was a great activity to do in Cape Town. It starts with a walking tour of the brightly coloured houses of Bo Kaap. Our guide has lived in the area for decades and was able to give a real-life experience and history of living in the area. We then went on to cook some amazing food. The atmosphere was relaxed, and thankfully, no previous experience of cooking Malay food was needed! The conversation was flowing as we continued to learn more about the people of Bo Kapp, whilst listening to the competitive sounds of dominoes being played on the streets outside. Our food was delicious as our guide also bought us dessert from the local shop. Highly recommended tour that is a must if you're visiting Cape Town. P&N

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    December 4, 2022

    My guide for the walking tour was professional and had loads of interesting facts of the area. The cooking with Faldela was a joy! Such aromatic spices and flavours, wrapped up in a totally delicious curry & roti, samoosas & chili bites, finished off with delectable koesisters. This is a very worthwhile activity for locals and tourists.

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    March 7, 2022

    I was taken on a guided tour of Bo Kapp and given a brief history of the area. The guide herself Faldela was fantastic and very welcoming. Bo Kapp is a beautiful, vibrant colourful place with many of the houses painted in amazing yellows, oranges, purples etc. The malay cooking is brilliant and tastes out of this world and the company is fabulous. I'd highly recommend going on this tour.

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    February 17, 2020

    Product ID: 336266