Moederkerk, Stellenbosch

Religious / Spiritual / Sight Seeing in or near Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in StellenboschMoederkerk, Stellenbosch

Religious / Spiritual Sight Seeing Cape Winelands

Where? 2 Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch, 7600, Cape Winelands

When? Monday to Thursday from 08h00 to 15h30.
Friday from 08h00 to 13h00.

How? Call +27 (0)21 883-3458 or +27 (0)21 887-0012

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Stellenbosch, in Western Cape

A visit to Stellenbosch would be somewhat incomplete without a trip to the Moederkerk which is in the top end of the town. Moederkerk means Mother Church in Afrikaans and this is a Dutch Reformed church.

This impressive building with a Neo Gothic Tower was designed by, Carl Otto Hager, from Dresden in Germany and was completely in 1863. The present organ was placed in 1953, however, part of the mahogany cabinet as well as the front pipes of the organ are still the originals from 1863.

The church boasts beautiful gardens as well as a set of bells which resonate throughout the grounds when they chime. The walls are pristine white and even though this is a huge building it gentle holds the delicate and beautiful stained glass windows - which are made according to the French method using coloured glass and concrete.

The oldest part of the building dates back to 1735 and this is the circular walls within the church. The church and its grounds hold so much history, see if you can find the graves of four consecutive ministers of the church. Pick up an information leaflet as you enter the church which will give you more information on some of the features of the building.

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