Skip the Line: South African Jewish Museum Admission Ticket

Duration: 30 to 120 minutes
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 30 to 120 minutes
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Take a journey back to the early roots of the South African Jewish community with interactive displays, audio-visual presentations and rare and fascinating artefacts. Marvel at the modern architecture of the museum itself, the contents of which mirror the fusion between the past and present. Take note of the museum’s notable drawbridge feature, connecting the Old Synagogue to the new museum building, which symbolises a ship’s gangway along which immigrants would have been expected to walk. Don’t miss an opportunity to view the world’s finest collections of Netsuke

Visit: South African Jewish Museum, 88 Hatfield Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa

The museum hosts temporary and permanent exhibitions, while the Cape Town Holocaust Centre located upstairs is an insightful and emotional experience. Guests are encouraged to watch the fascinating 25-minute documentary Nelson Mandela: A Righteous Man, which is permanently on show at the museum. The documentary is covered in the ticket price and is an appropriate closure to a day at the museum.

Founded by Mendel Kaplan, the South African Jewish Museum was officially opened by former president Nelson Mandela in 2000. Though still relatively new, the museum has deep historic roots including the distinction of being housed in South Africa’s first synagogue, built in 1863. The museum is intended to be a dutiful record of the history of South Africa’s Jewish community. This includes the community’s historical roots in Lithuania and elsewhere, its instrumental role in the evolution of South African democracy and noteworthy contributions to contemporary society.

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - South African Jewish Museum

  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays
  • Please bring identity document of photo
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


30 to 120 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


30 Jun, 2019

This facility explains the history of the Jews in South Africa, and also a Holocaust Museum. In addition, there’s a synagogue that is vibrant and active!

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