St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa

St George's Cathedral (©Henrique NDR Martins/iStock)

St George’s Cathedral

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker in the early 20th century, this is South Africa’s oldest cathedral and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s territory from 1986 to 1996. It was here from where he led over 30,000 people to City Hall to mark the end of Apartheid, and where he coined the phrase ‘Rainbow Nation’. Inside is a memorial to Lady D’Urban, wife of Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the Governor of the Cape from 1834 to 1838, and there is also a bronze recumbent statue of Archbishop West Jones, the second Archbishop of Cape Town (1874-1908). Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, plus services eves, Sat & Sun.

Address: 
5 Wale St (end of Government Ave)
Cape Town
Tonga
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Map of St George’s Cathedral