SA Mission Museum

Cape Town

The South African Missionary Society was founded by Reverend Vos in 1799 with the aim of converting slaves to Christianity. This church, dating from 1804, was South Africa's first official slave church.

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1. Museum of Gems & Jewellery

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A chance to see inside the mid-18th century Huguenot House, mainly occupied by the diamond merchants and jewellers Prins & Prins. There's no pressure to…

2. New Zealand House

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This grand example of art deco architecture was designed by WH Grant in a style known as Cape Mediterranean.

3. Koopmans-de Wet House

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Step back two centuries from 21st-century Cape Town when you enter this classic example of a Cape Dutch town house, furnished with 18th- and early-19th…

4. Namaqua House

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On the corner of Shortmarket St, Namaqua House is of the City Bowl's many art deco gems. Baran’s cafe here has a wraparound balcony providing a great view…

5. Kimberley House

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This art deco building facing Greenmarket Sq is constructed from sandstone and decorated with an attractive diamond-theme design.

6. Shell House


Another of the art deco buildings on Greenmarket Sq, this building once housed the South African headquarters of petrochemicals company Shell. It's now a…

7. Youngblood Africa


The artworks of young South Africans are displayed in this impressive multilevel gallery space and creative studio, where you'll also find the Food Lab…

8. Greenmarket Square


This cobbled square is Cape Town’s second-oldest public space after the Grand Parade. It hosts a lively and colourful crafts and souvenir market daily…