“The People’s Cathedral”, site of resistance against apartheid. 1897 built in 13th century French Gothic style in Table Mountain Sandstone Read more [...]
Place Category: City Walk: Interfaith Route
3rd oldest mosque in South Africa.
1834 first jamaah salaah performed.
27 February, 1844 property acquired.
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