The Castle of Good Hope is a bastion fort built between 1688 and 1695. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located inland. In 1936 the Castle was declared a historical monument and following restorations in the 1980’s it is considered the best-preserved example of a Dutch East India Company fort. The historical Bo-Kaap. An area of Cape Town, formerly known as the Cape Malay Quarter – home to hundreds of freed slaves after slavery was officially abolished in 1834.
It is an area rich in Cape Malay culture and well known for its influence in our Cape cuisine. It is also a former township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre. The Bo-Kaap is traditionally a multicultural area. The area is known for its brightly coloured homes and cobble stoned streets. Greenmarket Square is a historical square in the centre of old Cape Town was built in 1696. Over the years, the square has served as a slave market, a vegetable market, a parking lot and more recently, a “flea market”, where you will find African souvenirs, crafts and curios.
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