South Africa’s Jewish History, the Jewish people have been a part of South Africa’s development from the very beginning. With Portuguese Jewish cartographers and scientists contributing to Vasco Da Gama’s discovery of the Cape of Good Hope in 1497.
Among the first British settlers to come to Cape Town were 20 Jews. The first South African Jewish congregation was founded in 1841. It started when 17 men gathered to form a Minyan at the home of Benjamin Norden, Helmsley Place. The first synagogue, Tikvat Israel (“Hope of Israel” – referring to the Cape of Good Hope) was established in Cape Town eight years later.
Jewish immigrants from Germany and Holland arrived in Cape Town in the early 19th century seeking fortune and adventure.
to include the Holocaust and Genocide Center, South African Jewish Museums cemetery visit and any other Jewish history place in Cape Town on a private day tour.
Ann Van Dyk established De Wildt Cheetah Centre in 1971 with the aim of breeding the severely endangered cheetah Also successfully breeds other endangered species, such as wild dog, brown hyena, riverine rabbit, suni antelope and blue duiker. Itinerary Travelling […]