We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. George's Cathedral

5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7360
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 145.03*
and up
Arts and Culture Private Day Tour of Cape Town including Kalk Bay
More Info
USD 36.44*
and up
4-Hour Cape Town City Cycle Tour
More Info
USD 104.94*
and up
Cape Town City Private Art Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good50%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7360
Write a Review
Reviews (191)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This Anglican cathedral, designed by Herbert Baker in the Gothic style, was built in 1901. It is the oldest cathedral in Southern Africa and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Capetown. It contains some stunning stained glass, including Christ in Triumph Over Darkness...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we popped in for a visit and walked around. and made a donation. nice stain glass, make sure to lite a pray candle

Thank Cherry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited St. George's Cathedral during the Apartheid to freedom historic walking tour organized by Cape Town free walking tour company...Quite an interesting history about Desmond Tutu & The Cathedral . St. George's Cathedral will always remain in the hearts of most Capetonians & it's role...More

Thank ifeanyi2014
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are interested in the history of Cape Town especially the 'Apatheid years', then a pilgrimage to St George's is a must. This church was the place of many meetings,services,protests and the clergy lead the struggle movement .

Thank Chantyld
Reviewed 6 October 2017

During our city walking tour we were fortunate enough to go inside St. George's Cathedral, have a docent take us on a tour of the inside which is filled with amazing history. If you are a lover of history and architecture this is a must!!...More

Thank 2fridad
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Interesting history, but not much else. There was a lot of construction going on, which we were told is the norm.

Thank joansmrha
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We walked by the cathedral and decided to try to enter. The architecture was very nice, very old. We asked someone if we could enter and were told we could. There were only 2 other people in the cathedral at the time. The interior is...More

1  Thank W5432LLjessicah
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Famous for Desmond Tutu Archbishop of this diocese for eons, now in his last years on this planet, the cathedral is not beautiful, but impressive...and it has good acoustics...used for many public functions...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must see while visiting Cape Town. The cathedral is breathtaking and it reminds you of a cathedral in Europe. One definitely have to experience the beauty of this remarkable holy place.

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Spend a few moments in this quiet sanctuary and you will leave feeling refreshed and inspired. It is a very important place in the history of South Africa

1  Thank Tim R
Nearby Restaurants
Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant
626 reviews
.18 km away
Bombay Brasserie
422 reviews
.07 km away
Doppio Zero Cape Town CBD
381 reviews
.08 km away
The Food Lover's Market
89 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stobers Tours - Day Tours
6 reviews
.12 km away
Greenmarket Square
1,037 reviews
.21 km away
Iziko Slave Lodge
271 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Maya N
8 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
Response from mazoeorange |
When are the Easter services at st Georges cathedral Cape Town ?