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Cape Town South Africa Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; groundbreaking not announced
Cape Town South Africa Temple

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Location

3 Liesbeek Road
Observatory
Cape Town
South Africa

Announcement: 

4 April 2021

Site: 

3.79 acres  |  1.5 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

9,500 square feet  |  883 square meters

Elevation: 

28 feet  |  8 meters

Construction Status

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


Temple Design

Plans for the Cape Town South Africa Temple call for a single-story building of approximately 9,500 square feet. A meetinghouse and arrival center will also be constructed on site.


Temple Rendering

On December 7, 2021, the official exterior rendering of the Cape Town South Africa Temple was released.


Temple Site

On December 7, 2021, the location of the Cape Town South Africa Temple was announced as a 3.79-acre site by the mission office at 3 Liesbeek Road in the Observatory neighborhood of Cape Town.


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


Temple Facts

The Cape Town South Africa Temple will be the third temple built in South Africa, following the Johannesburg South Africa Temple (1985) and the Durban South Africa Temple (2020).


  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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