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St. George's Cathedral

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing church to visit, it so beautiful and has lots of history , its nice to go inside and explore all it offers to the public. Desmond Tutu still has services when he is in town....

Thank fredd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the St George's Cathedral in the hopes of seeing a particular carving which had been mentioned in a historical study, but was unable to locate it. The present verger was unable to provide any information. although a beautiful worship space, I feel that...More

Thank Berenice N
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We visited St. George's Cathedral on a Monday afternoon and it was completely empty. The outside is partially being renovated but the inside is beautiful.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 8 May 2017

St Georges is magnificent looking church from the outside and it is iconic since Archbishop Desmond Tutu used to be the bishop here It is a must visit place if in downtown. I was there on April 1st and it was open. I walked in...More

Thank Gabr_Docker
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The first time I visited this place it was locked. Apparently it is only open when staff are available to man it. It is a simple church but it is important due to its links with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His name is inscribed on a...More

Thank Angela075
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We made a point of visiting this place, previously under the care of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You can make a donation and wander at your leisure (services permitting).

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We popped in here for a brief visit and were impressed. It is an imposing (not so old) building with many lovely stained glass windows. It shocked me to learn that the upkeep of the cathedral is close on R11000 per DAY! Worth a visit...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 20 April 2017

St George's Cathedral is a beautiful display of sacred architecture exhibiting the layout of a cross and a magnificent rose window. There is also a beautiful rose labyrinth modeled similarly on the one at Chatres Cathedral, France. A historical and symbolic 'lecture' is also offered...More

Thank johnE5295KI
Reviewed 18 April 2017

St. George's Cathedral is in the centre of the old Cape Town. We participated in the Eastern Sunday celebratory service with the church choir, opera singers and members from the Cape Town symphonic orchestra. Desmond Tutu was the archbishop here and the congregation still worship...More

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Walking through Cape Town it is difficult to miss the Cathedral, however parts were cut off due to scaffolding and repairs. Well worth a visit inside if just to cool down. Cafe in crypt is now a jazz club so did not go in for...More

Thank Michael N
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Maya N
Dear Friend in Christ, I am Mehreen Munawar lives in Pakistan , I am Christian by faith and I member of saint Andrews church here. I am so much interested in visiting south Africa churches and services of easter. Can you please tell me how I can attend. I am coming to south Africa next couple of weeks during Easter holidays, I want to avail this opportunity to attend church also. Waiting for your response Regards Mehreen
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
What time are the Easter services?
21 February 2016|
Response from mazoeorange |
When are the Easter services at st Georges cathedral Cape Town ?