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Cape Town: 3-Hour Malay Cooking Class & Lunch in Bo-Kaap

1. Cape Town: 3-Hour Malay Cooking Class & Lunch in Bo-Kaap

A local food-lover, Faldela Tolker, will be waiting to greet you on the doorstep of her neat, lilac-colored house. She’ll welcome you into her kitchen where a large metal pot simmers on the stove, emitting a spicy aroma. Chef Faldela conducts cooking classes in her home in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town. The food cooked in this predominantly Muslin neighborhood is as piquant as the hot pink and burnt-orange painted houses that rise gently up the lower slopes of Signal Hill, part of Table Mountain. Unique to the Western Cape of South Africa, Cape Malay cuisine fuses African tradition with that of Malaysian and Indonesian slaves, brought over by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries. A blend of spices — ginger, fennel, star anise, tamarind, and, most importantly, turmeric — gives the food a distinct aromatic quality. Stews, roasts, and sauce-heavy curries are popular in Malay cuisine, as are meat patties, milk, and bread puddings.

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Cape Town: Cape Malay Cooking Class in Bo-Kaap

2. Cape Town: Cape Malay Cooking Class in Bo-Kaap

Join a local resident for a traditional cooking class in the heart of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood. During the 2-hour interactive session, prepare a popular, three course Cape Malay meal from scratch, using authentic spices and fresh ingredients. Once the food has been cooked, sit down with your host to enjoy the true taste of Bo-Kaap, while engaging in some good, hearty conversations on family, local traditions, and the community. From a starter to a main meal, hone your cooking skills, and enjoy a truly local experience.

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Cape Town: Street Art Tour

3. Cape Town: Street Art Tour

Experience the creative cultural hub of Cape Town, filled with beautiful street art and murals on every corner. Explore this area full of murals, art, and graffiti, with a local guide while learning all about the stories behind the artworks, artists, and what inspired them. See first-hand just how street art is changing the perspective in these local communities.

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Cape Town: Private Guided Tour of Cape Town Diamond Museum

4. Cape Town: Private Guided Tour of Cape Town Diamond Museum

Take a private guided tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, located at the V&A Waterfront. Tour the museum for 45 minutes with your guide, who will give fascinating commentary and answer any questions that come to mind. Start with some welcome drinks on arrival, either soft drinks or some South African wine, that are also available throughout the tour.  Discover about South Africa’s 3-billion year diamond history; how Shimansky hand selects and ethically sources their diamonds; and how they are cut and polished to their aesthetically pleasing final state. See over 3000 pieces in the diamond cutting factory and jewelry workshop. Best of all, have the opportunity to buy and design your own diamond with your own personal designer on-site and GIA certificate.

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What people are saying about Cape Town

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

What an awesome experience. Our hostess was friendly, funny, knowledgable and patient. With her guidance we felt confident as we prepared the different dishes amidst lots of laughter. Before we knew it we were sitting down to eat what we had prepared……, but the meal was not over before we were served a plate of koe’sisters… YUMMY. Most definitely an experience not to be missed.

Sipho was a wonderful guide - punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly. He clearly has a passion for street art and what the NGO he works for is trying to do with the art. A nice way to spend a couple hours and see one of the neighborhoods in the city that you otherwise probably wouldn't experience.

Faldela welcomes you to its pretty colorful house. The course went really well. We met a wonderful person with whom cooking, laughing and discovery are essential.

Faldela is an incredible host and creates a warm and friendly atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to both locals and internationals.

Great tour, lots of urban and original art with depth, also by local artists! Just come along, see-be amazed-learn and support! Gladly again!