Characterised by the colourful houses of its residents, Bo Kaap is a historically significant neighbourhood near the Cape Town City Bowl. Home to a large number of Cape Malay people, the area is brimming with culture, which is perfectly illustrated by the brightly painted houses. Also known as Schotsche Kloof or the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap houses for sale are located on the slopes of Signal Hill and has spectacular views of the Cape Town city centre. The area is a hub of Cape Malay culture, and Bo Kaap property for sale include flats, apartments and houses. Furthermore, foreign investors seeking an authentic South African experience will find plenty of real estate options here

Choosing the perfect house for sale in Bo Kaap is exciting as each property has its own distinct character, which is reflected by the colour of its exterior. Bo Kaap is predominantly a residential area with minimal opportunities to purchase commercial properties for sale. Many of the properties date back to the 17th and 19th centuries and have been expertly maintained, making the area a living museum of Dutch and British-influenced architecture. Browse the property for sale in Bo Kaap below or find out more about this culturally rich Cape Town suburb. 

Explore Bo Kaap



Bo Kaap is close to a selection a parks and other nature attractions. Residents can take either a 5 to 10 minute drive to The Company’s Garden or De Waal Park, while 10 to 15 minutes in the car will get you to the Table Mountain National Park, Devil’s Peak or Lion’s Head.  



There are many different sport and fitness options nearby. These include Cape Cross Fit or Roark Gyms in Gardens, a Virgin Active on Lower Long Street and a Planet Fitness in the Cape Town City Bowl.

Dining out

Dining out

Food forms a large part of Cape Malay culture and Bo Kaap is home to a number of restaurants offering both delicious dishes and enticing ambiance. For an authentic experience try Bo-Kaap Kombuis, Bismiellah Restaurant or 22 on Rose. Alternatively, travel into the Cape Town City Bowl or other nearby areas to dine. 



The Bo Kaap Museum is situated in the area and is currently being transformed into a social history museum that will tell the story of the local community. Other attractions nearby include the South African National Gallery, The Slave Lodge and the Cape Town Cable Car ride.

Living in Bo Kaap

Areas near to Bo Kaap

Gardens, Higgovale, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Vredehoek,


With areas like Gardens and Tamboerskloof nearby, families will be pleased to know that there are many excellent schools to choose from. St Cyprians Girls High and Jan van Riebeeck High School are no more than a 10 to 15 minute drive from the area, while Vista High School is located in the area.


Booth Memorial Hospital and the Gardens Mediclinic are no more than a 10 minute drive away, while there are also many general practitioners close by and in the area of Bo Kaap.  


As it overlooks the Cape Town City Bowl, Bo Kaap is close to many shopping areas. The Food Lover’s Market, located in the leafy walkway of St Georges Mall is a short drive or walk down from the area. Kloof Street is about a 10 minute drive, where the convenient Lifestyle Centre is located. Residents can also shop at the Checkers a little further up Kloof Street or the Spar closer to the bottom.


Easily accessible by car or foot, Bo Kaap, like most Cape Town suburbs is within close proximity to most attractions and amenities, while it will take you only 20 to 25 minutes to drive the Cape Town International Airport.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius