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South African Jewish Museum

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Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 465 1546
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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See the history of Jews in South Africa

Adjacent to a a beautiful, functioning synagogue. The museum tells the history of the Jews coming to SA and then their roles in the growth of the country.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Adjacent to a a beautiful, functioning synagogue. The museum tells the history of the Jews coming to SA and then their roles in the growth of the country.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum gives you overviews not only of the religious, but the cultural and historical of the Jewish settlement in Cape Town.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish museum serves as a stark reminder of the Jewish Holocaust, but also has some heart warming stories of bravery, compassion and kindness. All in all a comprehensive display, well done and professionally portrayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved seeing the synagogue before heading into the museum. The museum is very informative and modern. I enjoyed the entire museum including the ending where they showed quotes from the Jewish people of South Africa

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We chose this museum while on the Red Bus tour. We found it very informative, inspirational and very well done. Although we are not Jewish we have many friends who are, and the Jewish humor was great!

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Adjacent to the original "Shul" and a very beautiful functioning synagogue, reminiscent of the few remaining grand synagogues of Europe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This museum is easy to get to -- it's right at a HopOn HopOff stop, so in we went. It cost 50 rand each to get in. You have to go through security, show I.D. I don't have a problem with that. Parking: they do have a private pay lot about a block away. I don't know the cost. Inside... More 

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had to show passports or driving licences to gain admittance. The museum is spread over several rooms and shows the history of the Jewish immigrants. It was well laid out and very interesting.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spotlessly clean with a wide range of kosher food, this is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy well cooked and wholesome Jewish food in a quiet spiritual environment. Have eaten lunch on a number of occasions, from a wonderful muffin to a full meal and have always felt I had value for money food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Being Jewish, I thought it would be interesting to see how Jewish men and women have integrated into the South African culture. It was enlightening and very interesting, and it was a good choice to visit.

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