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South African Jewish Museum

88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546
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88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

It was a quite suprising, interesting and instructive visit on the arrivals and settlements of the Jews in South Africa.

Thank yvonandreanne
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Only got there 40 minutes before closing but it was a fascinating glimpse of the story of immigration and the role of Jews in the development of South Africa.

Thank Yorkshirewitch
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Small museum but it authentically captures the Jewish traditions and way of life. Go visit the nearby synagouge and holocaust museum.

Thank seth r
Reviewed 26 November 2015

The Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre are worth spending time at. As well one of the oldest synagogues is adjacent to the Museum. There are a number of artifacts telling the story of the community's history in South Africa.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This museum truly depicts the memorial of the suffering of the jews under Hitlers command. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Didynw
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The windows of this synagogue are fairly new and absolutely gorgeous, each depicting a different Jewish holiday. The replica of shtetl was interesting and the museum was very informative and the filmed testaments of survivors was very moving. You need to take your passport with...More

Thank Kolominsky
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Excellent history of The Jewish people in South Africa. The Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Museum are extremely well done. The Synogogue was absolutely amazing.Definitely worth a visit by everyone.

1  Thank Rickala
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Able to see the synagogue which was build in the early 1800's and see the architectural style and history. Also attached was the Jewish museum which was concisely organized and provided a wonderful history on the immigration and life of South African Jews. Historically very...More

1  Thank earladybon
Reviewed 12 November 2015

A wonderful exhibition of the history of the Jewish community in South Africa not to be missed when visiting Cape Town. We were shown around by a great guide Fay who was very knowledgeable. The holocaust exhibition was very moving. The synagogue was a cathedral...More

1  Thank hils123_11
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We visited the holocaust section and were moved, as always, by the story it tells. The personal testimonies are harrowing.

Thank Manothehills
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