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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

you can only view the facade and not enter the building. There has just been erected a statue of Mandela to mark his 100 years on the balcony where he gave his speech. Made it worth stopping off at briefing.

Thank Llama44
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This Edwardian building, constructed soon after Queen Victoria's demise, is still one of the most graciously-proportioned buildings in Cape Town. The building materials, granite sourced from Table Mountain and limestone from Bath UK merge seamlessly together to add to the grandeur of the structure. Tata...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This old historic building has numerous sculptures on its facade and is just a piece of grand design and building. Of course the fact that Mandela made his first speech after being released from prison from the balcony also adds to the allure.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The building is lovely. This is the location of lots of South Africa history. Very cool to see and to just be there. There is a flea market in the lot across the street. It is very easy to find, across from the Castle.

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

City Hall is a marvellous work of Architecture holding historical significance for Cape Town. Three years ago on our previous visit to the city, we had walked up to the first floor balcony for good views of a Parade taking place on the street below...More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This massive edifice, with its elegant facade, was built in a grandiose style in 1905 from, honey-colored limestone imported from Bath, England, and is typical of the town halls that populate the British Empire. It is best known for its balcony on which Nelson Mandela...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Beautiful building with lots of history. Mandela' gave his first speech here in 1990 after serving 27 years in prison. The Parade grounds are across the street. Vendor stalls here. Stop and take a few pictures and then continue on to the Castle of Good...More

Thank xfooey
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is an historic stop along most walking tours. There is little to see inside but if the walls could talk, the story is in the area around the outside of the building and things that have taken place there

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Famous as the place where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after being released from prison. If you view old video it appears he is very high above the crowd. However, the balcony is on the first floor. Probably good to visit by history buffs.

Thank William J
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is definitely one of the most impressive buildings in town. It's architectural design is simply remarkable. Some parts are currently undergoing some renovations.

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