St George’s Cathedral

Even if you’re not religious, this beautiful Victorian structure inspires a bit of silence and contemplation about the human condition. Its elaborate stained- glass windows depict not only a lily-white Jesus figure, but also a black Christ and a panel dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Known as the People’s Church, it was central in the fight against apartheid. Its members openly rejected the rules of the government, opening its doors to all races and regularly drawing huge crowds of protesters to listen to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other speakers. Today the cathedral’s ten church bells ring out triumphantly every Sunday morning and evening. If you’d like to see the bellringers in action, pop into one of the regular practice sessions held every Tuesday at 7.30pm.