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Near the lighthouse is a putt-putt (mini-golf) course with 18 holes. The promenade itself is lined with several play areas with swings and climbing frames, and there’s a mini Blue Train near the lighthouse. Indulge yourself with an ice cream from one of the promenade vendors. The crystal-clear Olympicsized Sea Point Swimming Pool, positioned right on the edge of the ocean, has two splash pools for youngsters and a springboard diving pool (and temperatures can be warmer than the sea). @ 2–3 hrs.
Y 021-462-5553. za. Admission free. Sun–Thurs 10am–5pm, Fri 10am–1pm. # ★★★ South African Jewish Museum & Great Synagogue. Although on Government Avenue, the Great Synagogue is accessed through the museum entrance on Hatfield Street. It was built in 1905 next to an older synagogue dating to the mid-19th century that is now part of the museum. Features include stained glass windows, goldleaf friezes, and polished mahogany pews. Although its central theme is Cape Town’s Jewish community, the excellent museum sheds light on the Cape’s history as a whole including the role of Jews in building South Africa’s gold wealth and the part they played in the struggle against apartheid.
This fascinating museum has recently been given a 21st-century revamp and now the film footage, sound, and creative lighting really do bring the impressive exhibitions to life. I recommend paying the small extra fee for the audio guide. Housed in the Slave Lodge built in 1679 by the Dutch East Africa Company, this museum tells the story of how slaves from the Far East were kept in inhumane conditions, and how they went on to contribute to the building of Cape Town and helped shape the Cape’s community.