Stop 13: St. George’s Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral

Getting There

5 Wale Street, Cape Town

Contact Details

+27 (0)21 424 7360

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, Saturday: 8am-noon, Sunday sermons: 7am, 8am, 9.30am and 7pm

Stop Information

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Things to see and do at St. Georges Cathedral

  • Explore St George's Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in southern Africa. It is the mother church of the Anglican diocese of Cape Town, built by Sir Herbert Baker out of sandstone from Table Mountain

  • Stand on historic steps — St George’s kept its doors open to people of all races throughout the apartheid era, and it was Archbishop Desmond Tutu, after he led a mass demonstration of 30 000 people to Grand Parade in 1989, who coined the phrase ‘rainbow people’ to describe South Africa’s diverse population

  • Check out other heritage sites such as the South African Houses of Parliament, The South African National Gallery and The South African Museum, which are all just a short walk away

How much time do I need?

Spend at least one hour at St. Georges Cathedral. You can also make a day of it and visit other close-by heritage sites and museums.

How much does it cost?

Entry to St. Georges Cathedral is free of charge. Learn more about entry fees to nearby museums .