Stop 16: South African Jewish Museum

Getting There

88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact Details

+27 (0)21 465 1546

Operating Hours

Sunday-Thursday: 10am-5pm, Friday: 10am-2pm, open on public holidays, closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays

Stop Information

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Adults R60, SA pensioners and students: R30* (valid ID required), children (under 12 years) Free

50% off entry on presentation of City Sightseeing bus ticket

Things to see and do at the South African Jewish Museum

  • The South African Jewish Museum situated in the “Museum Mile” of Cape Town is a major attraction for local and international tourism. The building offers visitors a truly unique experience with its bold architectural design, interactive multimedia displays and engaging accounts of South African Jewish history
  • Nelson Mandela officially opened the Jewish Museum in December 2000. Watch the award-winning documentary 'Nelson Mandela: A Righteous Man' is screened daily in the museum
  • See iconic exhibitions that include works by Irma Stern, Marc Chagall Hadassah and selected works of William Kentridge 
  • Walk into the Cape Town Holocaust Centre and pay tribute to the victims it honours 
  • Purchase Jewish gifts and books at the shop close to the museum
  • Leave the museum with a better understanding of the African Jewish community and their history in Cape Town and across the globe

How much time do I need?

It is recommended to spend at least two hours at the South African Jewish Museum. For a sneak peek of this stop, watch this video.

How much does it cost?

learn more about entry fees to the South African Jewish Museum here.

Please note the museum is closed Fridays after 2pm, Saturdays and Jewish Holidays.