Holidays in Cape Town City Hall

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Cape Town City Hall

Listen to live music performances and admire regal architecture at this landmark structure, made famous after Nelson Mandela gave a speech from its balcony.

Cape Town City Hall is a magnificent work of architecture and one of the city’s finest Edwardian buildings. It’s also a superb venue for art exhibitions and concerts.

Construction of Cape Town City Hall began in 1900 and it took 5 years to complete. It became known throughout the world in 1990 when Nelson Mandela gave his first public address after being released from his 27-year prison sentence

Take a moment to appreciate the building’s imposing Italian Renaissance-style limestone façade. Note the use of columns, each crowned by intricately carved capitals. The honey-colored building also features a clock tower, said to be a scaled-down replica of London’s Big Ben, which dominates London’s Houses of Parliament. On the hour, the tower’s bells play the Westminster chimes.

Step inside the venue and survey the beautiful mosaic floor that leads to a marble staircase. Pay attention to the collection of stained-glass windows. The building’s auditorium hosts a series of live music events. Be enchanted by recitals of works by composers such as Tchaikovsky and Schuman, among other musical greats. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra are based at Cape Town City Hall and often stage performances here. Other concerts include performances by wide-ranging musicians from all corners of Africa.

This century-old landmark sits in the eastern corner of Cape Town’s city center. It’s a short walk from the city’s main train station and major attractions such as the Castle of Good Hope. Parking is available on the surrounding streets. Cape Town City Hall looks out over Grand Parade, a former military parade square that now serves as a venue for flea markets and festivals.

Cape Town City Hall is open to the public when it hosts an exhibition or performance. Ask at the building’s reception for a schedule of events.

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
4 out of 5
22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$136 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Located in Cape Town City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Cape Town Stadium and V&A Waterfront. Table Mountain and Camps ...
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Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
3.5 out of 5
Silo 6, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$198 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and V&A Waterfront. Cape Town Cruise Terminal ...
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Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2021

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Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
4 out of 5
On the Waterfront Pierhead, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$211 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Two Oceans Aquarium and V&A Waterfront. Cape Town Cruise Terminal and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"the location is good as is the hotel layout"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2022

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
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City Lodge Hotel Victoria And Alfred Waterfront
City Lodge Hotel Victoria And Alfred Waterfront
3 out of 5
Cnr Dock And Alfred Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$96 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
City Lodge Hotel Victoria And Alfred Waterfront
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
3.5 out of 5
Silo 6, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$198 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
4 out of 5
22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$136 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
4 out of 5
On the Waterfront Pierhead, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$211 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
4 out of 5
29 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$118 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
Taj Cape Town
Taj Cape Town
5 out of 5
1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$200 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Taj Cape Town
Holiday Inn Express City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express City Centre, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
101 St Georges Mall, Cnr of Church Str. and St George's, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$96 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Holiday Inn Express City Centre, an IHG Hotel
The Onyx Apartment Hotel
The Onyx Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
57 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$165 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
The Onyx Apartment Hotel
Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
88 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
The price is AU$109 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
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