TO THE REALM OF LEGENDS, MYTHS AND MYSTERIES.
Cape Town is considered to be one of the most attractive cities in South Africa - with an ancient culture woven into a quilt of diversity. Its legacy, heritage and treasures are the garden of remembrance of their ancestors. They came from the Middle East countries where these great personalities were captured and enslaved. The slaves and the places they were held captured are forever etched into human consciousness by their simple deeds the slaves created our legends, myths and mysteries, touching a cord that set the universal vibration in motion.
Africa’s magnificent sights of flora, fauna, scenic sceneries and its arts forms the realm of its beauty. Where people came together to create a great mix – where you can sail, dive, climb mountains, safari trek or Island hopping. These great personalities walked the land and crossed its rivers during their course and mission on earth from Cape Town, Wynberg, Simonstown and the Strand.
They walked through the plains, valleys, hills, mountain and streams leaving their legacies of education, teaching their home languages, traditions and culture and reaching out to their people. Amongst them were the political exiles from Sumbuwa –Indonesia - many with royal blood lineage – Who were greatly respected by the governors of the Cape.
While strolling through the Malay Quarter at sunset, you will wash in its shadows by the elegance of its town criers calling its community to prayer, the ringing of church bells and the aromas of spicy food emanating from its homes. The Owwal Mosque is a dominant landmark of the City of Cape Town - this stone structure is tribute to the foundation of the heritage and legacies the ancestors left behind.
The Cape Town, Wynberg and Simonstown Malay Museums privately owned are aimed at promoting cultural understanding and first hand experience as an insight to humanities. The Cape Malays now in their 7th generation have opened their homes to show how the Malays lived – a fascinating look at life in the early days.