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Address: 88 Hatfield St., Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 465 1405

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Historic visit.

The exhibits are most professionally and informatively presented giving a fully rounded insight into traditional Jewish customs and ethos.The items on display reflect true and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Larine G
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are most professionally and informatively presented giving a fully rounded insight into traditional Jewish customs and ethos.The items on display reflect true and qualitative craftsmanship.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Had the chance to stop by the Synagogue and very much enjoyed it's architectural design. I liked the fact that it looks nothing like the other buildings in the area. A nice place to wonder around for a few minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Cape Town. I got married here some 40 odd years ago. It is an orthodox synagogue which means that the men sit downstairs and the women sit upstairs. Really large and very open and a wonderful feeling to be there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Absolute amazing museum of the Jewish community in Cape Town. The museum takes you through the Jewish influence on the start of the colony in South Africa. They were the first bankers, entrepreneurs, doctors and accountants that assisted in building the economy in Cape Town. Also it shows the hardships that they had to endure in South Africa and also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

You need to show a picture ID to enter this complex which also contains the Jewish Museum as well as the Holocaust Museum. We were able to enter the shul and given a brief tour and information about the building and congregation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Beautiful. Attended wedding there. My husband grew up as a congregant and bar mitzvah boy in this synagogue. There is also a lovely very informative Jewish Museum and cafe behind the Synagogue.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit, a true oasis in the crazy world of ours. Everytime I go visit, it fills me with so much peace and tranquility a must see when visiting Cape Town, try it and you will see why I highly recommend this attraction. It recharges your batteries. Kind regards Ferdie Liebenberg

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

We were lucky to have someone to take us around and tell us about the history of the building. Lovely architecture and well maintained. Don't miss the Holocaust Centre which is part of the same complex.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

The synagogue is lovely, well maintained and has benefitted in the recent years from some really beautiful stained glass windows. Very nice visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Attractive synagogue maintained very well for its age. Combined with the 'old' synagogue and the Jewish museum it was a pleasant attraction with a very helpful , well-informed docent,

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