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South Africa will provide you with an unforgettable holiday full of cosmopolitan cities, lush landscapes, and breath-taking safaris. Finding a suitable vacation spot if you keep Kosher can be a challenge, however as a Jewish-owned company, Timeless Africa Safaris are able to create a bespoke solution that caters for different levels of observance.

Kosher travel in Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s most beautiful city; and regarded by many as the most beautiful in the world! Breathtakingly diverse scenery, which includes iconic Table Mountain perched above pristine bays, powder-white beaches, and stunning coastal communities, it is home to more than 21,000 Jewish residents. The first Hebrew Congregation in South Africa was established in 1841 in Cape Town.

The Jewish Community

Today Cape Town’s Jewish community is flourishing, with more than ten Orthodox Synagogues. We will offer introductions and you will be greeted with warm hospitality at their Shabbat by the Rabbis and their families.

We are also able to arrange a Shabbat dinner with a local family and we are able to recommend a number of certified meat or milchik eateries in the Mother City.

Things to do in Cape Town

The Great Synagogue

Highly recommended is a visit to The Great Synagogue, built in 1841, affectionately referred to as ‘The Gardens Shul’ and The Holocaust Museum are part of the Jewish Campus. Here you will discover the story of one of the great communities of the Jewish diaspora Its gleaming interiors house a range of interactive displays, audio-visual presentations and fascinating artefacts, taking visitors on a journey back to South African Jewry’s early roots in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Featuring a life-sized recreation of a shtetl, the museum traces the cultural history of Jews, Jewish life and Judaism in general.


See Cape Town from Table Mountain

Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, visit the jaw-dropping view point at the Cape of Good Hope, or visit our quirky African penguin colony along False Bay. Your Peninsula exploration is the perfect time to enjoy a delectable picnic. We work closely with suppliers to ensure that you have ample Kosher meals, snacks, and beverages throughout your stay.


Meet the locals

We will make personal introductions to Jewish leaders in the community, where you will learn how vulnerable people are assisted through outreach programmes and NGOs.


Explore the Winelands

Further out, you’ll find some of the best wineries in the world in towns such as Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek, where you can enjoy Kosher wines. Beyond the wine, there are markets, historic architecture, hiking trails, incredible art and stunning active mountain biking that is family friendly.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Kosher Safaris

Extend your stay with a thrilling safari to one of our incredible Private Reserves to see the Big Five and more. In addition to the safari drives and bush walks, a highlight will no doubt be a delicious Kosher BBQ dinner under the African night sky.

Kosher Dining on Safari

A select few lodges offer gourmet Kosher cuisine, freshly prepared on-site in a dedicated kitchen – which has been approved, registered and is supervised by the Beth Din in Johannesburg. Arrangements for a Mashgiach to travel with the group to kasher a designated kitchen and supervise all meals can also be made.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge guest dining area

Guest dining area at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

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  • Kosher Safaris

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