On the AWOL Cape Town city cycle tour departing daily from the V&A Waterfront, we not only explore the history, culture and architectural highlights of this diverse city but also include a taste of traditional Cape Malay Cuisine.

One of the stops along the way is the colourful Bo-Kaap; established after the the abolition of slavery in 1834 and originally home to immigrant artisans, freed slaves and the first Muslim community in Cape Town. Generations later this vibrant community are proud of their strong multi cultural heritage and welcome visitors to their unique neighbourhood.

This Malay quarter has so much to offer, beautiful old Mosques, the Bo-Kaap Museum, spice markets and coffee shops, it is so much more than a just a “tick the box” photographic opportunity !

At AWOL Tours we believe that responsible tourism should serve and appreciate the communities that are part of the tour, an inclusive shared experience is a more valuable one. Through a new partnership with the lovely local storytelling chef Marsha we are  looking forward to sharing a genuine taste of the Bo-Kaap legacy with our guests.

Marsha has been living in the Bo -Kaap for nine years, she is local cook who through her culinary skills shares the historical journey of spices, slaves and traditional Cape Malay cooking. This Middle Eastern and Dutch fusion cooking style is influenced by the Islamic faith, so all her food is halaal and her street food stand is a busy gathering point for locals and visitors alike.

Her offerings of  traditional samoosas, dhaltjies (Chilli bites ) and sweet soft coconut rolled koesisters (fritters) are a delicious snack break and Marsha welcomes our AWOL Tours guests to her table for an authentic taste of the Cape.

To book your place on the Cape Town City Cycle tour including a taste of the Cape experience please contact our dedicated AWOL team on info@awoltours.co.za or call or WhatsApp us on the below numbers.

Office:   +27 62 349 9025
Hotline: +27 83 2346428

Blog written by Helen Lee Baker