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Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 465 1546
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$49*
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum

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The South African Jewish Museum was on the Red Bus Tour route and I couldn't do the stop last time I was in Cape Town because it was Saturday. The venue hosts: The Holocaust... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lew M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The South African Jewish Museum was on the Red Bus Tour route and I couldn't do the stop last time I was in Cape Town because it was Saturday. The venue hosts: The Holocaust Museum, The Auditorium which plays videos of interest playing on a loop, The Synagogue, The Main Museum and a gift shop / bistro. The entire venue... More 

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CANTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to the excellent exhibits, a visit to the synagogue and holocaust museum is a must. Architecture of building inside is beautiful.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly interesting museum, through its well presented and knowledge-filled exhibitions on the history of the Jewish people in South Africa, and its very emotional and moving tribute to the Holocaust. It also has a very nice cafe inside for lunch which I would throughly recommend going too, although possibly book in advance as be busy. A hidden gem in cape... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a rainy day, as part of the hop on hop off bus tour. The museum is about an hour's visit and fairly well done for a local description of the Jewish community's development. We were glad we went!

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Thank Cheryl L
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish history was interesting and well presented, conveying lesser known elements of Jewish everyday life. The holocaust memorial wall was an emotional experience and left me with a profound sadness as to the extent of suffering one human can inflict on another.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on our first day in Cape town. Totally an education and a beautiful small place to wonder. Don't miss it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely allow yourself around 2 hours to cover the entire area and allow yourself to absorb a better understanding of the history of the Jews in Cape Town.

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you are Jewish or interested in matters Jewish, you'll want to put the SAJM near the top of your list. The chances are you don't know much about how the Jewish community started in SA, how it grew, and where it is now. But you will know all that and a lot more when you leave. In fact you... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Extremely well done and comprehensive insights into the history of the Jews on the Cape--from small time peddlars to diamonds and ostrich feathers. Lovely exhibits, The modern orthodox still functioning synagogue is architecturally lovely and combines Eastern European traditions with a few Sephardic touches. Ask about the story behind and the symbolism of the fairly new stained glass windows.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This was a surprising and impressive historical site. The old jewish synagogue and the history of the CP jewish community was well worth the visit

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