City Hall - About the Attraction

Cape Town City Hall is the grande architectural dame of the city and is home to the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra – the performances take place in the Grand Hall which boasts an impressive 3 165 pipe organ.

This Edwardian masterpiece is one of the oldest (built in 1905) and most central public spaces in the city. It has been renovated and preserved and boasts stunning stained glass features, intricate mosaic floors and a spectacular marble staircase. The tower overlooking the Grand Parade houses a clock and a number of bells modelled on the Big Ben. Make sure to go across the road (to the Grand Parade) and get a picture of the imposing building in the background.

 

City Hall is popularly known as the place former South African President, Nelson Mandela gave a speech from, a couple of hours after his release from prison on 11 February 1990. Visitors will see a statue of the great Nobel Peace Prize winner on the balcony from where he addressed his people. There is also an exhibition inside City Hall dedicated to this icon.

City hall was originally built to house the City of Cape Town’s offices but the city’s administration duties were moved to the Civic Centre. Visitors to the city will also find the Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centre on the ground floor of City Hall.

Key Attractions around the City Hall

Popular Attractions in City Hall

Langa is well known for its cultural offerings, its warmth and sense of community and wide array of offerings available to visitors.

Places to Stay in City Hall

Stay in Langa and experience true South African community. The cultural courage and ambitions of this proud community run rich in its streets. 

Places to Eat & Drink in City Hall

Langa is home to some great traditional African restaurants and bars. Here are just a few of our favorite places to eat and drink. 

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to the City Hall? Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Grab your swimming costume, suntan lotion and towel for a fun day out at these Cape Town beaches this summer!

From Instagrammable beaches to iconic views of Table Mountain, there’s something for everyone 😎🏄‍♂️

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Heading to one of our beautiful beaches this summer? ☀️

We asked Stewart Seinifrom, Lifeguard Manager at The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to share some important beach safety tips. This is what he had to say…

📍: Llandudno Beach

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Immerse yourself in the authentic culture, savour the taste of our local cuisine and share community stories with our locals. Find your community in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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If you’re looking for pocket-friendly travel options, then head to Durbanville!

Located some 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre, Durbanville boasts award-winning wineries, adventure activities and a range of striking outdoor spots.  
 
Here are some pocket-friendly/free activities to try when you visit this town... 🍷🚲

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Soak up the luxury sea views on a yacht, ​experience a peaceful paradise at a luxury hotel and savour some of the finest wines at award-winning ​wine estates.

Find your luxury in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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Summer in Cape Town loading ☀️🌊🍹
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Competition Alert!!! 🚨 Stand a chance to win one of 2 x double tickets for this year's We Love Summer Cape Town festival! ☀️

To win, all you have to do is tag the person you want to take along with you in the comments below…

The competition ends on Thursday, 17 November 2022.

Winners will be announced on 18 November 2022.

The festival takes place at Blue Rock Waterski Resort on 26 November 2022 from 11am to 11pm.

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Sea Point Goes Global! 🌍🌊

This cosmopolitan seaside suburb was recently voted one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out Magazine.

With mouthwatering dining experiences, adventure activities, shopping and some of the most Instagrammable spots in the Mother City, Sea Point is a must-see attraction this summer.

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From the creatively crafted carts and crazy costumes to the crashes and dashes to beat the clock, the @redbullza Box Cart Race wheely had us at the edge of our seats!

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Waddling into the weekend… 🐧

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Durbanville is home to picturesque wine farms and unique experiences worth discovering.

Head over this weekend to @durbanvillewine for the much anticipated Wine on the Square Wine & Food Festival. The event takes place from 5-6 November 2022.

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From Table Mountain to Bo-Kaap, Cape Town has something for every type of traveller.

Use our 2022/23 Visitors’ Guide to plan your epic Mother City adventure.

Download yours online or get your copy at our Visitor Experience Centres at Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town International Airport or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden!

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