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Cape Town Halaal Tours   (5 Days)

 
   
     
  Cape Town Halaal Tours *Guided or Self-drive* : The Cape is intricately connected to Muslim history and offers a wide variety of top Halaal restaurants, accommodation and activities catering for families that abide by Islamic religious and lifestyle practices.  
     
 
     
     
 

DAY 1 : Arrival at Cape Town International Airport in the early afternoon. After Hotel check-in, guests are taken to the V&A Waterfront. Here you may enjoy some optional activities such as visiting Robben Island, boat cruises, the Aquarium and some of the many shops and restaurants. Free for Halaal Dinner. Guests are then dropped off at their hotel at around 21h00.

DAY  2  ( B L D ) : A visit to the Cape Peninsula will reward you with the opportunity to witness two great oceans on the same day. Wonderful mountainous scenery is coupled with quaint seaside villages such as Kalk Bay and Hout Bay. We stop at:

The Kramat of Sheikh Noorul Mubeen on the Atlantic Coast.

Simon’s Town Heritage Museum. The Heritage Museum was established in Amlay House (built in 1858), which belonged to the Amlay family of Simonstown. Some of the displays in the Heritage Museum include various artefacts pertaining to Muslim Culture, photos from the 1800s to date as well as handwritten kitaabs. We take a walk around the area where Muslims lived before the forced removals under Apartheid. Visit the local Mosque and Kramats of Imam Lalu Abdul Kadir Jaelani and his son, Imam Ismael Dea Malela who were exiled to the Cape in 1786.

Fish and Chips for lunch at Hout Bay or Kalk Bay Harbour.

iIn Constantia we visit the graves of Sheikh Abdurahman Matebe Shah and Sayed Mahmud.  They are probably the oldest known sites of deceased Auliyah (Friends of Allah), both having arrived at the Cape in 1667. Sheikh Abdurahman was the last of the Malaccan Sultans, whose ancestors established the first Malaysian Empire.

The Penguin Colony at Seaforth always proves to be a lot of fun.  An optional boat ride to Seal Island from Hout Bay harbour is an enjoyable experience. At the end of the day we relax with a stroll through the Kirstenbosch Gardens.

In the evening guests are taken to a traditional Cape Malay or similar Halaal restaurant.

Day 3   (B L) : After breakfast we enjoy a walking tour through the Cape Malay Quarters and the Cape Town Company Gardens.  The Bo-Kaap is a small residential area above the Central Business District. It has a population of over 6000, the majority of whom are Muslim, and is an important neighborhood for the Cape Muslim community.

The Bo-Kaap has nine Mosques alone. We visit the Auwal Mosque the oldest Masjid in South Africa. It was established in1794 by Imam Abdullah bin Khardi Abdusalem also known as Tuan Guru. It contains a hand-written Quaran recalled from memory by Tuan Guru.

We will have Halaal lunch in the City. We also visit the following attractions:

Bo-Kaap Museum - Established in 1978 and furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family. The museum tells the story of the local community within a national socio-political and cultural context.

Slave Lodge -- Second oldest colonial building. Built in 1679 for 500 Dutch East India Company slaves from Madagascar, Ceylon and the East Indies, many of whom may have been Muslim. It houses collections of antiquities including a diorama of a mosque.

Signal Hill Ridge – A small Kramat where Muslims gather in honour of  Sheikh Mohammed Hasssen Ghaibie Shah al Quadi Follower of Sheikh Yusuf of Macassar.

Signal Hill and Table Mountain. (Optional cable car ride to the top of the mountain)

Dinner at a local Halaal restaurant.

DAY 4  (B L D) :  After breakfast we head to Stellenbosch. We stop to visit the the Gujjatul Islam Masjid built in 1897.  Imam Abdul Gabier was the community’s first Imam.

Transfer via the beautiful Cape Winelands to a Private Game Reserve approximately two hours drive from Stellenbosch. Enjoy a Halaal lunch at the rest camp. The afternoon can be spent relaxing or visiting the rehabilitation center. In the late afternoon we enjoy a game drive to see the Big Five. Dinner at the Rest Camp.

DAY 5 (B) :  The day starts early with a another Big 5 Game Drive followed by breakfast. Guests can relax overlooking the waterhole before being transported back to Cape Town International Airport.

 

Included Accommodation with Halaal breakfasts and two Halaal dinners, Halaal lunches on days two, three and four. Two game drives, all transfers, ground transportation and entry fees to Penguin Colony, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Museums, Kramats and Mosques. Friday lunch time prayers will be held at a Mosque.

NOT included Airfares, lunches on days one and five, dinners on day 1 and 3, Optional activities such as Robben Island, Table Mountain Cable Car, V&A Aquarium, boat rides, tips and gratuities, and personal items

     
 
 

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