Location3 Liesbeek Road
Announcement:4 April 2021
Site:3.79 acres | 1.5 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:9,500 square feet | 883 square meters
Elevation:27.88 feet | 8.50 meters
The Cape Town South Africa Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
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.
On December 7, 2021, the official exterior rendering of the Cape Town South Africa Temple was released.
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.
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
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).
- 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.