8 Sights in Cape Town, South Africa (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Cape Town, South Africa. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Cape Town, South Africa.

List of cities in South Africa Sightseeing Tours in Cape Town

1. Auwal Masjid

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The Auwal Mosque, alternatively spelled Awwal, Owal or Owwal, is a mosque in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood of Cape Town, South Africa, recognised as the first mosque established in the country. It was constructed in 1794 during the first British occupation of the Cape on land belonging to Coridon van Ceylon, a Vryezwarten. Coridon's daughter, Saartjie van de Kaap, inherited the property that was being used as a warehouse, and donated it for the use as South Africa's first mosque. The mosque was constructed in 1794 with renovations done in 1907 and extensive renovations done in 1936. It is the first mosque to observe public prayers and is where Cape Muslim traditions and the Arabic-Afrikaans language were first taught. It remains a symbol for Muslims of the recognition of Islam and the freedom of slaves to worship.

Wikipedia: Auwal Mosque (EN)

2. Artscape Theatre Centre

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Artscape Theatre Centre is the main performing arts centre in Cape Town, South Africa. It was opened in 1971 and is located on reclaimed land in the Foreshore area. The inaugural performance was scheduled to be Giuseppe Verdi's Aida but illness struck the title-role singer Emma Renzi and the production was replaced by CAPAB Ballet's Sylvia. Other productions in the opening season were Mozart's Die Zauberflöte in Afrikaans and Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The complex includes:Opera House, seating 1,487 with provision for two wheelchairs. Theatre, seating 540 but more or less depending upon whether the pit is used. Arena Theatre, seating 140.

Wikipedia: Artscape Theatre Centre (EN)

3. Statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

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The statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr in Church Square, Cape Town, is a sculpture of the South African journalist and politician Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, affectionately known as "Onze Jan". The statue was sculptured by Anton van Wouw. The statue was vandalized in April 2015 as part of a wider campaign against statues of colonial-era figures in South Africa. The statue's pedestal was covered with white material bearing the words "A black woman raised me".

Wikipedia: Statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr (EN)

4. Cenotaph

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The Cenotaph is a war memorial on Heerengracht Street in Cape Town. The city's annual Remembrance Day ceremonies are held there. It is classified as a public memorial and as such is subject to protection in terms of heritage legislation administered by Heritage Western Cape, the provincial heritage resources authority of the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Wikipedia: The Cenotaph, Cape Town (EN)

5. Koopmans-de Wet House

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Koopmans-de Wet House is a former residence and current museum in Strand Street, Cape Town, South Africa. The house became part of the South African Museum in 1913 and was opened to the public on 10 March 1914. It was declared a National Monument under National Monuments Council legislation on 1 November 1940. It is the oldest house museum in South Africa.

Wikipedia: Koopmans-de Wet House (EN)

6. Iziko South African Museum

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The Iziko South African Museum is a South African national museum located in Cape Town. The museum was founded in 1825, the first in the country. It has been on its present site in the Company's Garden since 1897. The museum houses important African zoology, palaeontology and archaeology collections.

Wikipedia: Iziko South African Museum (EN)

7. St. George's Cathedral

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St. George's Cathedral Danie van der Merwe Camera location33° 55′ 29.15″ S, 18° 25′ 10.42″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap-33.924763; 18.419562 / CC BY 2.0

St George's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, and the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town. St. George's Cathedral is both the metropolitical church of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and a congregation in the Diocese of Cape Town.

Wikipedia: St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town (EN)

8. Nurul Islam Mosque

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The Nurul Islam Mosque is a mosque in the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa. When it was founded in 1844, the structure could hold 150 worshipers. Renovated in 2001, it can now hold 700 worshipers.

Wikipedia: Nurul Islam Mosque (EN)

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