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Lined with brightly colored houses and lively streets, Bo-Kaap is as vibrant as it is culturally rich. The historic neighborhood, set just outside central Cape Town on the flanks of Signal Hill, is a dynamic melting pot of Malaysian, India, Sri Lankan, and African culture. It was one of the first settlements of freed slaves and Muslim immigrants in South Africa.

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Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

Bo-Kaap: Walk with a local

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The Bo-Kaap region of Cape Town (also called the Malay Quarter) is known for its impressive multi-colored buildings, spice shops, and delicious Cape Malay food. Learn more about the origins of this neighborhood by going on a guided tour with a guide who is a descendant of the slaves brought to the area by early Dutch settlers. Find out personal stories about the area that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and ask questions along the way.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.97
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$13.97

Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap

Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap

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Visit some of Cape Town’s most important and oldest settlements during this cultural tour of the Mother City. Tour Bo-Kaap, the colorful Malay Quarter, and the oldest township in the city Langa. Stop at a shebeen (tavern) for a drink (own expense) and to meet some of the locals.
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  • 3 hours
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$45.72
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Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

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Pack all the best highlights in Cape Town into this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Make the most of your time in this South African metropolis as you check out the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the colorful Bo-Kaap area, and enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of scenic Table Mountain (weather permitting).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.93
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$42.93

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

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A good choice for first-time visitors or travelers who are short on time, this tour takes you to several significant Cape Town sites and landmarks. Take a walking tour of District Six, learn about the city’s troubled past, and visit some of the everyday places residents go like the Company's Gardens, Greenmarket Square, and the V&A Waterfront.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.03
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$49.03
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The Bo-Kaap Heritage Walking Tour with a traditional tea break

The Bo-Kaap Heritage Walking Tour with a traditional tea break

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Our tour promises to take you on a completely unique journey into the rich history and living culture of the people of Bo-Kaap, plus you'll get to meet "My Hood" and check out some Bo-Kaap family life. I promise an insight into some never-before-seen parts of Bo-Kaap and its people. Guests say that the highlight of the tour is having tea & talking about life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.64
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Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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Discover the wild scenery, unique culture, and rugged coastline of the Cape Peninsula during this full-day sightseeing tour. Drive along the roads of this incredible peninsula, stopping to explore pristine beaches, charming coastal towns, and local wildlife. Observe a community of penguins on Boulders Beach, visit two oceans and journey to the edge of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope. A guide, some entrance fees, and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.09
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Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

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Traverse the Cape peninsular in a small group and discover the most dramatic coast in the world. Take pictures in the brightly colored and historic Bo-kaap before you go on to explore the richest floral kingdom in the world at Cape of good hope .Learn about the history of the quaint towns of Hout bay, Kalk bay and meet with the African Penguins at Boulders beach in Simon's town and also the Cape Fur seals at Duiker Island. You will also discover the vibrant Muizenberg beach on your way back to Cape town to complete an eventful tour of the famous Cape of good hope.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.28
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$41.28

Cape Town City Tour Half-Day

Cape Town City Tour Half-Day

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Get a comprehensive tour of Cape Town in just a half day. Great for first-time visitors or those short on time, this guided tour ensures you won't miss any highlights during your explorations. Listen to a guide's commentary as you travel about the city's history, culture, and modern life, allowing you to learn much more than you would exploring on your own. Choice of morning or afternoon departure and round-trip transportation from the door of your hotel makes this tour extra convenient.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.29
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$40.29
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The Village in the City: An Audio Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap

The Village in the City: An Audio Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap

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Explore the Bo-Kaap with one of its renowned residents Shereen Habib. Starting at the Bo-Kaap Museum, wind your way past the neighborhood’s major sites and secret corners on old cobbled streets. You’ll visit the oldest mosque in South Africa and learn the real significance behind the Tana Baru Cemetery. Shereen’s intimate knowledge and unique humour reveals a living history of the Bo-Kaap that cannot be found anywhere else. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Bo-kaaps brightly painted houses provide excellent photography throughout, and there’s also a great lunch eatery where you can sample ridiculously tasty Cape Malay cuisine. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Shereen direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is 1km and takes about a half hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
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  • 35 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.34
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Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town

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Take a leisurely exploration of the amazing scenery and fascinating wildlife of the Cape Peninsula on this flexible-length private tour. Travel by private vehicle, complete with on-board refreshments and Wi-Fi, as you call the shots on what to see and do. Among the potential sights you might pick are a wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, a visit to the penguins of Boulders Beach, or a visit to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A private guide, private vehicle, and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.21
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$112.21
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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See the best of Cape Town including a trip to Table Mountain and an air-conditioned vehicle tour of the city’s highlights during this half-day tour. Survey the city from Table Mountain and take a ride with the cable car (weather permitting & cable way ticket at guests own expense), and then visit some of Cape Town’s main sights from your air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.56
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Cape Town City Cycling Tour

Cape Town City Cycling Tour

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Explore South Africa's 'Mother City' on two wheels. Embark on a half-day cycling tour of Cape Town, taking in some of its most notable sights and attractions. Visit places like the colorful Bo-Kaap community, the Company's Garden, the Castle of Good Hope, and Adderley Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares. A local guide joins you, sharing stories of Cape Town's vast history and heritage as you go.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.76
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Private Tour to Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Penguin Kirstenbosch from Cape Town

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Private Tour to Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Penguin Kirstenbosch from Cape Town

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Escape from Cape Town for the day to explore the peninsula's vast natural wonders, including Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, and Boulders Beach. Choose between two spectacular drives on your private tour, which stops first at Boulders Beach where you meet hundreds of resident African penguins. Then continue to the Cape of Good Hope, a stunning rocky outcrop that's a significant point for sailors. Lastly visit Cape Point, Africa's most south-westerly tip. Keep an eye out for playful baboons and enjoy incredible views from the Cape's two lighthouses.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.44
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Ultimate Cape Point Tour from Cape Town - Full Day

Ultimate Cape Point Tour from Cape Town - Full Day

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Make the most of your time in Cape Town with a full-day driving tour of the Cape Peninsula. Journey around the entire Cape Peninsula, visiting its top natural and historical attractions including Bo-Kaap and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$82.55
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Cape Peninsula Sightseeing - (Traveler's Choice Award)

Cape Peninsula Sightseeing - (Traveler's Choice Award)

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The Cape Peninsula Private Tour is an absolute must-do tour when staying in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town. It has won the Travel’s choice award as well as the certificate of Excellence for 2021 by Tripadvisor. This trip includes the most scenic drives and stops in Cape Town. Experience unique locals gems as well as close encounters with wildlife. It of course includes breathe taking/memorable moments at The Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point where our two ocean currents meet as well as having a close encounter with the famous, and cute, African Penguins. This trip is all that and more. If you are looking to leave no stone unturned when it comes to the most scenic parts of Cape Town, this is the tour for you. We look forward to hosting you!
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.85
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Private Sightseeing Trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

Private Sightseeing Trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

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Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony with your own private guide by booking this tour. Along with taking in coastal scenery and visiting the Boulders Penguin Colony, you'll also get the chance to try locally roasted coffee, do a little shopping, and make a brief stop at an ostrich farm.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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$101.47
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Table Mountain, Boulder's Penguins & Cape Point Private Tour from Cape Town
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Table Mountain, Boulder's Penguins & Cape Point Private Tour from Cape Town

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The beautiful beaches and stunning natural landscapes of the Cape Peninsula stretch south of Cape Town all the way to Cape Point. On this private tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and stop as often as you like to take photos. Ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, visit the Boulders Beach penguin colony, and follow the famous Chapman's Peak drive.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.21
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Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour (Guided from Cape Town)

Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour (Guided from Cape Town)

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Join us on a sightseeing trip to the south western tip of African continent in a small group. Experience the scenic beauty and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town.You can explore the Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at your leisure, and check out playful families of African penguins within the vicinity. You will be picked in your hotel or accommodation lobby.Be ready 10mins before agreed pick up time and be expectant for a great day ahead of you.Wear comfortable clothes and they will be casual walking and optional hikes now and then :)
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.10
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Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Transport
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Cape Town City Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Transport

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Plan your trip to Cape Town ahead of time by purchasing the Cape Town City Pass, which includes more than 70 of the city's top attractions and experiences. Depending on your schedule and budget, choose from a 2-, 3-, or 5-day pass, all of which come with a pocket guidebook and access to a digital app with maps and information. The pass also includes transportation on the city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour bus, which makes it easy to get around town.
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  • 2 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.11
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Urban Safari in Cape Town

Urban Safari in Cape Town

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Experience an unusual safari on the urban streets of Cape Town during this full-day tour. Hop in to a rustic van covered with eye-catching art, which will ferry you around the city to see some of the off-the-beaten-path landmarks and hidden gems known only to the locals. With a savvy guide in the lead, learn much more about the true spirit of Cape Town than you would exploring the typical tourist hot spots on your own. You'll also visit local wineries and craft beer breweries to taste some of the city's best products.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.87
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3-Day Weekend Wildlife Safari Tour

3-Day Weekend Wildlife Safari Tour

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Escape the city for a weekend of spectacular views, incredible wildlife sightings, and unforgettable moments. Spot the Big Five—Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhinoceros—on a thrilling safari; walk with elephants on a private reserve; and take in the highlights of the famous Garden Route, including Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves. Explore the beaches, nature reserves, and vineyards of the Cape Peninsula.
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  • 3 days
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$304.81
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Full-Day Cape Town Like a Local - Flexible Private Tour with Local Guide

Full-Day Cape Town Like a Local - Flexible Private Tour with Local Guide

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Nobody knows their away around South Africa's Mother City better than a local. Luckily, this full-day private tour pairs you with a Cape Town-based guide who can show you the best sights and attractions to suit your interests. Wander among the intensely colorful homes of the city's Bo-Kaap neighborhood, take a walking tour of Colonial-era sights and museums, or embark on a tram ride (own expense) up to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views. You can even enjoy a  drive along Cape Town's spectacularly rugged coast.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.10
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Best of Cape Town Full-Day Private Tour with Table Mountain

Best of Cape Town Full-Day Private Tour with Table Mountain

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See the highlights of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands with the aid of a private guide during this flexible-length excursion. Enjoy a scenic drive through the eye-poppingly beautiful scenery of Cape Town, with Table Mountain in the background. Then continue south towards the Cape of Good Hope, stopping to admire Cape Peninsula highlights like Boulders Beach. Cap it all off with wine tastings and cheese set in the stunning landscape of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. A ‘Blue Badge’ private guide, private vehicle and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.49
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FULL Day Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

FULL Day Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

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Come and join us as we explore the amazing beauty of Cape Town and take in all the beauty she has to offer - from the pristine white beaches, the penguin colony, breathtaking mountains, to the spectacular sight of Cape Point. We maintain small group sizes to enhance an unbeatable experience. Pick ups and drop offs is at door to door service. All our tours are subject to COVID-19 regulation adherence.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.28
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Should I book Bo-Kaap tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bo-Kaap can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bo-Kaap 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bo-Kaap costs USD 5.34. Guided Bo-Kaap tours start around USD 5.34 per person.
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