The Bo-Kaap Cooking Experience takes you on a voyage into the life, food and culture of the Cape Malay's in Bo-Kaap whilst offering you a hands-on, practical lesson on how to cook like a real Malay local! Learn how to make a variety of Cape Malay favourites and how to mix Masala for that perfect pot of Cape Malay Curry! We start off with a walk though the culturally rich an uniquely colourful street of the quant village of the Bo Kaap. Founded back in the early 1800's the Bo Kaap meaning "Upper Cape" was where the Cape Malay people settled when they were eventually freed form slavery. The majority of slaves were bought to the shores of the Cape by the Dutch East India Company settlers from Malaysia, Asia, India and even Madagascar. These people bonded together and formed what we know as the Cape Malay people. When they arrived in the Cape they bought with them their religion - mostly Muslim, their cultural - a very cheerful, welcoming and friendly nature, and their of course their cuisine - dishes boosted with flavour from their very own pioneered spices such as Masala. A somewhat derivative of and mix between Indian and Malaysian Cuisine yet set apart and entirely unique to the taste.A visit to the Cape is not successful without the taste of a Cape Malay Samosa or Chilli Bite, a Cape Malay Curry and Roti or our favourite a Cape Malay dessert called a
On our trip, Josh and Saffa Tours put together an amazing itinerary, based on what we were into, and they provided us with an absolutely incredible trip. My wife and I love to travel, and have worked with many groups such as Saffa Tours; this trip was, by far, our favorite tour, and Saffa was the best guide group we’ve ever used.
David K, USA
We cannot thank Saffa Tours enough for making our precious time in the Cape the best it could be. I cannot recommend Josh and his company Saffa Tours enough, as they made our time in South Africa in the Cape absolutely amazing and we were looking forward to the holiday because of the great preparation.
James F, UK
Absolutely brilliant trip to Cape Town and around the Western Cape with Josh and the Saffa team. Perfectly and thoughtfully organised, full of insight and fun. Could not recommend more!
jennifer c, UK
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Well worth the cost visiting in the Cape area where there are so many things to do. Lightyears ahead of what a larger tour group would be able to put together. From small details to adjusting the daily itinerary on the fly.
Sophia P, USA
Never have I encountered such organization, such fire for exploration - to show and to teach, and such willingness to adapt the bespoke tours and plans offered at any moment. We felt understood, we felt appreciated, and we felt that our best interests were always put first.
Chelsea C, USA
Wow, what a phenomenal tour guide. Knowledgeable, confident and so interesting. Our experience was carefully curated to suit our interests and passions and one could not have done a better job. We have been truly enriched by the SAFFA tours experience and can confidently recommend! South Africa and SAFFA tours; thank you!
jake b, USA
Amazing tour company. Josh helped plan our itinerary around the activities we wanted to do. Due to weather conditions a couple of the activities were cancelled but there were alternatives ready straight away. Rich was our guide and he was a joy to be around. Highly recommend!
jake b, USA