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Mother City Jewish Tours

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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About Mother City Jewish Tours
Mother City Jewish Tours is your first port of call for routes to the Cape’s Jewish roots and heritage. Come and experience a unique guided tour through Jewish history and culture. An unforgettable journey for you, your friends and your family, introducing you to this special community at the tip of Africa.
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Terry wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Craig is a knowledgeable and energetic tour guide. He connects with his audience and exceeded expectations.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Craig N, Owner at Mother City Jewish Tours
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Thanks so much, Terry! It was so lovely having you and your daughter on the tour.
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momj3433 wrote a review Sep 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia33 contributions8 helpful votes
A unique and fascinating tour of the area of the Sixth District and other nearby areas, ending up at the enclave including the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Holocaust Museum, a kosher cafe, and a gift store. The tour was wonderful because it gave us the best overviewed of our trip on the overall history of So Africa including how Jews had played a part. Though Craig kept coming back to the "why am I showing you this on a Jewish tour" question, his talk provided wonderful insights into So Africa in general and, of course, the role of Jews past and present. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ross wrote a review Dec 2018
New York City, New York3 contributions
My family did a half-day Mother City Jewish Tour with Craig, and we all had an excellent time. Craig has clearly spent a bunch of time researching the Jewish community of Cape Town, and he did a fantastic job of setting the history of the Jews in South Africa within the larger historical context of South Africa. Along the way, he included interesting anecdotes, that he pointed out worthwhile landmarks that we would have otherwise missed. We also really enjoyed getting to know him and hearing his thoughts on a number of different topics regarding South Africa today. Would definitely recommend to others.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from CraigN589, Owner at Mother City Jewish Tours
Responded 11 Jun 2019
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to show you around!
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mkeropot wrote a review May 2018
Atlanta, Georgia29 contributions19 helpful votes
Please add this to your list of Jewish must-dos in the Mother City! Craig is so knowledgeable, honest, passionate, personable, and kind. He is able to weave historical, political, economic, ecological, religious, and personal information into his narrative to really bring the deep and rich Jewish history of Cape Town to life. I hung on every word and still wish I'd recorded what he said because I can't remember half of what rolled off his tongue so easily. You won't regret it! Kol ha kavod and thank you for enriching my Cape Town experience, Craig!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Craig N, Owner at Mother City Jewish Tours
Responded 30 May 2018
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure taking you around the city!
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Mark K wrote a review Jan 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania39 contributions20 helpful votes
Craig is a wonderful tour guide and educator. The tour covers the history of South Africa and of Cape Town from a Jewish perspective. Starting from the Dutch East India Company, through Apartheid and to the present, Craig tells the story of the Cape Town Jewish community. All this is done on a leisurely walk through central Cape Town. The highlights include, the Jewish Museum, Castle of Good Hope, District Six, Company's Garden and Garden Shul.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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