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The colourful neighbourhood of Bo Kaap  
   

The colourful neighbourhood of Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap is an old Cape Malay settlement close to the heart of the city. It still maintains its Islamic identity although it adopted some interesting traits over the years, such as the colourful houses, as people tried to forge their own identity in the European-ruled colony.
Cape Town - Panoramic Paradise

April 23rd 2015
So the curtain comes down on my extended vacation in Cape Town. Initially there for my brother’s wedding I stayed on for a further two weeks to enjoy some more of the city itself. What a surprise and a priviledge it has been to be able to see the city as if for the first time despite it being perhaps my fourth visit to the ‘mother city’. What a surprise and a priviledge it has b ... read more
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South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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