Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Cape Town South Africa Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Cape Town
South Africa

Announcement: 

4 April 2021

Construction Status

The Cape Town South Africa Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Cape Town South Africa Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Cape Town South Africa Temple.


Temple Announcement

On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cape Town South Africa Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. About 69,000 Latter-day Saints worship in around 195 congregations in South Africa. Cape Town is located on the shore of Table Bay. This will be the third temple in the country. The other temples in South Africa are the Johannesburg South Africa Temple and the Durban South Africa Temple. The first missionaries arrived in South Africa in 1853, and the first meetinghouse was built in Mowbray in 1916.1


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.

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