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

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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... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Steve R
Orlando, Florida
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here during the week and although the external architecture was remarkable, it was disappointing not to find a sign with the opening hours.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

My family and I were met with an over- the-top battering of questions from security team at guard gate. We had our passports as ID as we'd heard that was required. Pictures were taken of the passports. Endless questions were asked and respectfully answered by me. They asked if I knew someone in Cape Town, if they were Jewish, if... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

Thank Larine G
Orlando, Florida
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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.

1 Thank Steve R
cape town
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133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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

Thank divacape
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

1 Thank SuperK1
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 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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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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.

Thank MS06

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