Bo-Kaap and learn how to cook traditional Cape Malay dishes.

Perched on the slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking Table Bay and Mountain, lays the colorful Bo-Kaap with its cobblestone streets, legends and secrets. This workshop will let you experience the extraordinary cuisine of the Cape Malay community, and gives you the opportunity to shop for ingredients so you can try out your new cooking skills in your own kitchen.

Upon arrival at the home of the host, you will learn about the history of the Malay culture and get familiar with the different spices and flavours of the Malay kitchen. You will be told which dishes you will be making during the course. 

Roti and samosas are examples of dishes which could be included in the workshop. You will first mix the different spices for the curry. Your host will explain what the different spices are and how much of each spice you need. This mix of spices will be the basis for the curry, which you will heat together with all other ingredients. In the meantime, it is time to get your hands dirty and learn how to knead the dough for the roti. 

After preparing the food, you can enjoy all the delicious food that you have created. In the end you will get another traditional treat, prepared for you by your host. The workshop will end with a short walk around Bo-Kaap. Your host will show you the most photographed street of Bo-Kaap and the local spice store, where you will have the possibility to buy the spices you have used during the workshop.


Departure date

  • On request


  • Contact us for a rate, as price depend on date, availability and special requests. Please do not hesitate to get in touch here!

Included in the rate is

  • Cooking course
  • Meals on traditional treat
  • Recipes