Cultural Diversity of Cape Town's Townships and Malay Quarter

Cape Town is a place of consummate beauty, but behind the facade of Table Mountain's complex culture. South Africans are living in a multicultural, polyglot society, which can be culturally confusing for people who live here, but the visitors a chance to retreat and rich culture of the different parties.

Gugulethu: Wine, Dine and Dance in 'Gugs'

Gugulethu (meaning "our pride") is one of the oldest and fastest developing black and towns in South Africa. It boasts numerous places shebeens, restaurants and jazz klubova.Shebeen is a good place to enjoy a local beer and enjoy the sounds of jazz place. You can spice up your dinner at the Café to play smoothly Thuthuka live Cape Jazz is still hot, place the famed Yellow Door jazz club. Kwaito, South Africa's response to House music originated in the cities. This musical genre was later made ​​a name for itself in the global arena.


People can eat at MMH Catering Services, which specializes in traditional dishes. skilled
Unemployed persons are involved in cooking, baking and waitressing. You can also dine on the meat market located on Ezoni, the oldest building in Gugulethu. Various dishes are served, the sheep heads of African culture festival, "umbengo" or braai. The market also serves as an entertainment center, providing a game of pool and a number of local shebeens. There are several licensed shebeens in 'Gugs', and some illegal. Local residents often shebeens have a drink and talk about politics, music, or football. Popza place and Frances in New York, 3A are popular haunts.

Place to Stay

Although there's not much tourist accommodation in Gugulethu:. A good example of the hospitality village life can be found in the house Salmonberry guests is a 24-Dub Crescent Park Station in


Gugulethu has the promotion of arts and Ubuntu MMH catering services located on the Yellow Door Jazz Café, which is popular for its drama, art and craft stalls, marimba music and the best jazz. Ubuntu (Humanity) is a community-based organization, established to promote village tourism, bringing local people.

Bo Kaap: Multicultural Treasure

This community lives right below the slopes of Signal Hill, is considered prime real estate in Cape Town. Follow the cobble-stoned streets with their brightly colored houses, although the community bustling with activity. It is a traditional residential area of Cape Town's Muslim community. Muslim 'saints' shrines ("kramats") and beautiful mosques, including the first established Muslim Mosque in South Africa can be found here.

Most residents are descendants of slaves brought here in the Netherlands of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They came from Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia, and elsewhere in Aziji.Zajednički name for the people of this community is the "Cape Malays", even though most of them do not originate from the Malaysians.

at the beginning of Muslim slaves in Cape Town are the famous scientists and religious leaders. Many others were skilled craftsmen. This community has played an important role in language and culture of Cape Town and South Africa.

the Muslim community also had a major impact on South African cooking. Cape Malay cuisine is a delight. It consists of a combination of fruits, spices, vegetables and meat. You can enjoy this artful combination of sweet and sour when you visit the restaurant in Bo Kaap;. Diet in the traditional way, with his hands while sitting on the floor

midday top restaurants

a famous restaurant in Bo Kaap is 'noon Gun'. Known for its exquisite Malay cuisine, a welcoming leading Muslim family who know all you need to know about this growing community. "Noon gun" are spare, so if you're there at 12:00, watch out for "bang'.


Bo Kaap character started emerging in the period between 1790 and 1840.Arhitektura is marked by the Dutch and British influences. Houses are mainly semi-detached, free-standing homes but also postoje.Fasada home is what charms the most visitors, who finished top of the parapet, and molded cornice will be found immediately below it. The entrance to the house is usually elevated from the street.


No. 71 Wale Street, also known as the Bo Kaap Museum is the original "huurhuisie" (house rent), one of the oldest houses in the Bo Kaap.Kuća restored are the original "Malay House" of 19 century. Even the roof of the yellowwood keep the feeling of old Cape Dutch beam.

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