The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour was established by acclaimed Cape Malay expert cook, Zainie Misbach, back in 2004 as way to share the rich culinary and cultural heritage of her area with visitors to Cape Town.
Located on the slopes of Signal Hill, Bo-Kaap is actually one of the oldest urban residential areas in Cape Town – dating back to the 1760s. Its brightly-coloured, flat-roofed houses and decorative mosques are enduring historic and cultural landmarks.
There is no better way to immerse yourself in the life, food and culture of the Cape Malay than on the Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour – as their guests attest to.
Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour offerings
Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour comprises of four amazing food tours.
The three-and-a-half-hour Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour Experience combines a walking tour with their guides, a hands-on cooking workshop and a two-course lunch. Discover the food, culture and traditions of the Cape Malay’s of Bo-Kaap. In this experience, you will also learn how to mix Masala and make favourite snacks and meals such as Rotis, Samosas, Dhaaltjies and Chicken Curry from scratch!
Their two-hour Bo-Kaap Tour & Lunch is also a favourite with visitors. It is designed for private bookings or groups of more than eight people. As the name suggests, this experience starts with a walking tour to discover Bo-Kaap’s culinary and cultural past. It ends at Zainie’s family home where you’ll be spoilt to a traditional three-course Cape Malay Meal.
For more experiences, try their Private Groups and Walking Tours packages that are designed to get you fully-immersed in the area’s cultural and social make up. The tours are not strenuous and only involve light paced walking with a tour guide.
Make your online bookings HERE.
Reviews from people who have been on a Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour
“We loved being welcomed into the home after a walking tour of Bo Kaap, and learning the history of the area. The food was completely delicious, and they accommodated me as a pescatarian. So much fun, can’t recommend enough.” wrote Thedot90 on their TripAdvisor page.
Jo P added; “Wow – what a truly amazing experience. Lovely lovely people, who couldn’t have been more hospitable, informative and welcoming. The food was divine – can’t quite believe we contributed to a meal that was so delicious. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of us, your kindness and talent is unsurpassed. For fellow travellers, this is a MUST DO on your Cape Town itinerary.”
Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour is located at 46 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 74 130 8124 / +27 (0) 78 739 4073; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.bokaapcookingtour.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE.