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Colour blocking Bo-Kaap

Colour blocking Bo-Kaap

If you have the opportunity to visit South Africa and Cape Town, then make sure you save an hour to walk the streets of the Cape Malay community of Bo-Kaap.

This quarter of the city is a kaleidoscope of colour with each historic house painted a different hue creating a series of colour blocked streets. Some of the streets are paved with cobblestones and there are quaint little stores selling Malay specialties of samosas and roti. These gorgeous facades date back to the 1700 and 1800s with community rules stating that you must paint your house a different colour to your neighbours.

Here are some of my favourite photographs taken on my visits to Bo-Kaap on Wale and Chiappini Streets.

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Colour blocking Bo-Kaap | Colourful houses of Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter | © Kellie Shearwood

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Colour blocking Bo-Kaap | Colourful houses of Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter | © Kellie Shearwood

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Colour blocking Bo-Kaap | Colourful houses of Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter | Photographer Arno Smit via Unsplash

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Colour blocking Bo-Kaap | Colourful houses of Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter | © Kellie Shearwood

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Colour blocking Bo-Kaap | Colourful houses of Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter | © Kellie Shearwood

Safari Journal / Blog by Safari Fusion | Colour blocking Bo-Kaap | Colourful houses of Cape Town's Cape Malay Quarter | © Kellie Shearwood[Images: 1-3, 5-7 © Kellie Shearwood, 4 Unsplash]

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