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St. George's Cathedral

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5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7360
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The first black archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, used this Anglican cathedral as a religious and political seat.
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5 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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"desmond tutu"
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"the stained glass windows"
in 11 reviews
"company gardens"
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"old church"
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"beautiful building"
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"pipe organ"
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"simple church"
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"beautiful rose"
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"sunday service"
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"peaceful place"
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"amazing history"
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"apartheid years"
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"lots of history"
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"south africa"
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"worth a visit"
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"visiting cape town"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up having an extra day after our tour, and went to visit St. George's. We ended up being their from the end of a service, and enjoyed some beautiful organ music. The stained glass windows are amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though not necessarily the grandest of cathedrals, it's completely charming in its own way. Plus, it's seen quite of bit of impressive history in its time. And the African Madonna is well worth the visit, too. St. George's is the perfect respite for a few...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much special to report on the building, but when you come to the plaque listing all the bishops and archbishops, you realize that this was Archbishop Desmond Tutu's church. That makes it special. The first black Anglican archbishop, elected during the height of Apartheid.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful cathederal. We were lucky enough to be there when the choir was practicing for the next service. Stunning glass windows and filled with history.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

It's nice to have the honor to enter a building that hosted some of the most compassionate activists that helped South Africa be a better place for everyone and not just for a certain elitist group. Worth a visit. If you are on your own...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Being Desmond Tutu's old church gave this place extra significance. Several interesting items to view.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu preached in this church and participated in the protests for the end of apartheid. It is a lovely church but worth seeing for its place in the long journey to end apartheid.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

worth a quick trip to see interior--for historical sake. They had a service in NAVE(only 3 persons) so they were fussy about us being there but allowed us entry. I was turned off by this--we do know how to enter a church respectfully--but I was...More

Thank cynthiaa202
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We walked from our hotel and visited very interesting places in old Cape Town. It was one of theland,marks the hotel concierge suggested. There was an old school attached to it. It was closed but we could hear some choral singing inside.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A beautiful church. Architecturally and otherwise. Cape Town has few of these to offer. Be sure to visit the crypt and the beautiful wooden homage to Arch Bishop Tutu at the entry to the company gardens.

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Maya N
8 March 2016|
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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
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When are the Easter services at st Georges cathedral Cape Town ?
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