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Great Synagogue

88 Hatfield St., Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 465 1405
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Beautiful building

Came here during the week and although the external architecture was remarkable, it was... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Mossad - like security inquisition for Jewish woman and family wishing to attend Erev Shabbat service

My family and I were met with an over- the-top battering of questions from security team at guard... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
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23 Sep 2016
“Very Neat”
13 May 2017
“Beautiful building ”
88 Hatfield St., Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 465 1405

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

2  Thank schnudel
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
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
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...More

Thank divacape
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....More

1  Thank SuperK1
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.

1  Thank chitownsam
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.

1  Thank bsd2013
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...More

2  Thank Ferdie_Liebenberg
Reviewed 25 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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13 January 2017|
Response from Larine G | Reviewed this property |
10.00-17.00 Sundays -Thursdays and 10.00-14.00 Fridays.
29 June 2015|
Response from MS06 | Reviewed this property |
The website has service times. Search for gardensshul It's Orthodox so men and women would sit separately.