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The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.
5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7360
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All reviews desmond tutu the stained glass windows company gardens old church beautiful building worth seeing amazing history green market apartheid years lots of history well worth the visit south africa visiting cape town worship labyrinth role marches
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you take the Cape Town Free Walking Tour on Apartheid to Freedom, you'll learn more about how St. George's was involved in the anti-Apartheid movement.

Thank Marie400nl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the only tourists at the cathedral and initially did not realise this was the church that Archbishop Desmond Tutu had preached. It was very peaceful, old with very high ceiling and is worth a visit.

Thank couplediscerning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desmond Tutu's church that played a major role in the fight for against Apartheid. Truly beautiful church.

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral, where Desmond Tutu was Archbishop, is worth seeing for its historical context. But you couldn't describe it as a great building. Some here described it as 'old' but I guess that is all relative when, like us from the UK, buildings described as...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful Church stands out as a beauty in the Green Market area it is really one of the old buildings in Cape and it stands out with this lovely stained glass it's more of a picture op for any visitor. Nevertheless its a very...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Early 20th Century so interesting rather than spectacular. The stained glass is worth seeing else there’s not too much to detain you. The cloisters were a surprise; we spotted them only by entering the VOC Gardens alongside.

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Some buildings are worth standing and seeing. Closes at 3pm. Lovely. Right in the heart of Green Market Square.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 19 September 2018

St. George's is a beautiful church very close to the downtown city bowl area of Cape Town. This is the church of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in recent years and is really beautiful inside and out. Stopping point on many free city walking tours.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This very old Cathederal is set in the Middle of the City of Cape Town, right next to the Gardens and at the top of the main Street, Adderly Street. It has held many an important function in the history of the City. Her Majesty...More

Thank 42markbriggs
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It's a nice Cape Town, nothing comparing to those of Europe but a good visit non the less. The labyrinth outside is a fun activity that is enjoyable for all ages.

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Maya N
8 March 2016|
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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 ?