Bo Kaap – a neighbourhood defined by cobblestones and brightly coloured homes – was formerly known as the Malay Quarters and had an incredibly diverse local population.
However, the gentrification occurring in and around the major cities means that the rich culture and history of this stunning area is slowly fading away.
Below is a gallery from my time in Bo Kaap – and I hope you guys get a feel for the warmth and hopeful energy that moves through the historic, cobbled alleyways.
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