Bo-Kaap residents are in for a treat this weekend as the City of Cape Town is bringing street dining and trading experience to the area this Saturday, 25 June. This is an event that is aimed at benefitting local businesses and trading, and giving residents an open air dining experience.
Participants are promised a fun-filled day with children activities, local cuisine, arts and crafts and local entertainment. The Bo-Kaap community is known for its uniquely rich history and culture and one of the most visited areas in the city. The best koeksisters, sweet treats and Cape Malay food are found here.
These street dining events are a celebration of inclusivity, having residents from all over the city sharing and enjoying all that the city has to offer in hospitality, food and culture. Cape Town mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, said many restaurants, vendors and traders are doing their best to recover from the impact of the pandemic and the City is committed to doing what it can to ensure they get through this, and thrive again. “We encourage residents to support local businesses and enjoy what’s on offer within their communities,” he said.
The street dining initiative is to help businesses and vendors with the opportunity to maximise their income in a time of capacity restrictions. The City said they are continuing to campaign for all remaining COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted so the events and hospitality industry can flourish once again. The eve
Event footprint includes:
- Wale Street between Buitengracht and Bantam
- Rose Street between Wale to Longmarket Street
The three main road closures are located at:
Buitengracht and Wale
Yusuf Drive and Bantam
Longmarket and Rose Street
Upper Bo-Kaap residents access/exit via
- Yusuf Drive to
- Astana Street to
- Exit via Pentz towards Buitengracht Street
Here are the most recommended Tours and other activities in Bo-Kaap:
1. Cape Town three hour Malay Cooking Class and Lunch in Bo-Kaap
2. Cape Town three hour Bike Tour
3. Cape Town: Half- Day Table Mountain and City Tour
4. Cape Town: Introductory City Tour by Foot and Minibus and Many more