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Dutch Reform Church

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Address: City Center, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

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It's a church

It looks pretty, and is huge, and is the oldest church in South Africa. Is definitely nice to look at

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks pretty, and is huge, and is the oldest church in South Africa. Is definitely nice to look at

Thank aguyfromjhb
Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A really amazing church in the centre of Stellenbosch, very photogenic, and very peaceful, highly recommended.

Thank malc1005
Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Worthwhile to enter this beautiful church specially on a Sunday if Zorade Temming ( the organist of fame ) is playing the organ ! Read the history absorb the interior and atmosphere of this wonderful building Sit under the huge acorn trees and "smell the roses"

Thank Tertia B
Lystrup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Dutch Reform Church is a "Mother Church", that is one of the two eldest Reform congregations in South Africa. The church building is in traditionel European style. Inside it is beautiful with nice stone glas windows. We were warmly welcomed by two volunteers at the entrance who explained gently the history of the church and afterwards in the small... More 

Thank Lars M
Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This beautiful church t the top of Church Street is a must see in Stellenbosch, for it's impressive pulpit, organ and stunning windows.

Thank GustavPotgieter
Evercreech, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I remember visiting this beautiful Church 17 years ago and the organ was being played. It had the most amazing atmosphere and beautiful stained glass windows. I took my husband on this visit (I am from England) he loved it and someone was playing the organ this time too - enchanting. Highly recommend.

Thank wisteria_10
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The volunteers who welcome visitors are so enthusiastic about their church which really enhanced our visit, they suggested we climb the steep staircase to view one of the little exhibits (but sadly they could not find the light switch so we could really see it) after we'd sat peacefully imbibing the spirit of the main church. The regular cross design... More 

Thank Sarah C
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Located at the cross roads of where town meets gown, this part original church was one of the first in South Africa, hence its name “Mother Church”. Well worth a visit to admire the history of the town – they even have two small museums inside the church. Its pulpit is also noteworthy for its design.

Thank Simon C
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The church is not to be missed when visiting Stellenbosch. The guides (all unpaid volunteers) went out of their way to make us feel welcome and explain everything. Ask to see the short video on the history of the church (available in English, German, French, Afrikaans and isiXhosa) which explains everything bout this, the second oldest church in South Africa

Thank Christo001
Poynton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Well worth putting on your list of places to visit - the stained glass windows are very good. It does not have extensive grounds.

Thank 395Carol

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