The houses in the photo below are located in Cape Town’s most colourful neighbourhood, Bo-Kaap.
It is not known exactly when or why homeowners started painting their houses in this way. The area is formerly know as the Malay Quarter. Today is it a culturally diverse area, with residents of all races and cultures. It’s a popular tourist destination and tourist buses are to be found parked outside the Bo-Kaap Museum, where all tours of the area start.