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The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.
5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7360
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very old Cathederal is set in the Middle of the City of Cape Town, right next to the Gardens and at the top of the main Street, Adderly Street. It has held many an important function in the history of the City. Her Majesty...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice Cape Town, nothing comparing to those of Europe but a good visit non the less. The labyrinth outside is a fun activity that is enjoyable for all ages.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We ended up having an extra day after our tour, and went to visit St. George's. We ended up being their from the end of a service, and enjoyed some beautiful organ music. The stained glass windows are amazing.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Though not necessarily the grandest of cathedrals, it's completely charming in its own way. Plus, it's seen quite of bit of impressive history in its time. And the African Madonna is well worth the visit, too. St. George's is the perfect respite for a few...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Not much special to report on the building, but when you come to the plaque listing all the bishops and archbishops, you realize that this was Archbishop Desmond Tutu's church. That makes it special. The first black Anglican archbishop, elected during the height of Apartheid.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Beautiful cathederal. We were lucky enough to be there when the choir was practicing for the next service. Stunning glass windows and filled with history.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

It's nice to have the honor to enter a building that hosted some of the most compassionate activists that helped South Africa be a better place for everyone and not just for a certain elitist group. Worth a visit. If you are on your own...More

Thank Jihene80
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Being Desmond Tutu's old church gave this place extra significance. Several interesting items to view.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu preached in this church and participated in the protests for the end of apartheid. It is a lovely church but worth seeing for its place in the long journey to end apartheid.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 17 June 2018

worth a quick trip to see interior--for historical sake. They had a service in NAVE(only 3 persons) so they were fussy about us being there but allowed us entry. I was turned off by this--we do know how to enter a church respectfully--but I was...More

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Maya N
8 March 2016|
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Response from Sarina2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is easy when you buy myciti card at the cape town international airport and use myciti to tour and travel;l around cape town region,depending on where you staying there are many catholic church and myciti buses has... More
21 February 2016|
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When are the Easter services at st Georges cathedral Cape Town ?