This is South Africa’s most beautiful city, and also home to a sizeable Jewish population and many accommodations close by to Synagogues dotted across the city.
It is no exaggeration when we say Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities (besides our beloved Jerusalem of course) in the world. Widely rated, and enjoyed by millions of visitors a year, for its incredibly diverse scenery, from 3000 feet mountains, set above pristine bays, powder white beaches and stunning coastal neighbourhoods.
There is a whole host of major tourism highlights like taking a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain, or visiting the amazing meeting point of two large ocean currents in front of the Cape of Good Hope, to a quirky African Penguin colony set on a peaceful section of False Bay.
Heading further out you get into the most incredible wine estates, of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, with a few of them offering Kosher wines. But with historic wine trams, hiking trails deep in beautiful granite mountain reserves, and stunning family friendly active mountain biking, play-parks and african markets in various areas.
Slightly further out is the incredible Walker Bay, home to some of the largest populations of Southern Right whales in the world, as well as the occasional Humpback Whales and Orca species. At the centre of this bay’s whale tourism industry is a town called Hermanus. A stunning weekend away, or stopover destination, with cliff walks, and Whale Boat cruises, or Sea Kayaking with experienced guides.
This is a lovely extension to your stay in Cape Town, as you perhaps head east on the Garden Route. The Jewish community is also thriving in Cape Town, with over 10 Orthodox Shuls to choose from, and a handful of Kosher restaurants to enjoy. Our relationships with some of the Rabbis and their families mean you will be welcomed to their Shabbat Services with open arms, and lovely hospitality.