Robben Island Garrison Church

an early example of Cape Gothic style

The Anglican Church is an early example of Cape Gothic style. The church was built with convict labour in 1841 and is a national heritage site.

Captain Richard Wolfe was responsible for bulding this church. He took command of the prison in 1833.

Robben Island Garrison Church

Robben Island Garrison Church. (photo: Bryan Biggs/eGGSA, Public Domain)

Richard Wolfe

A plaque commemorates the opening of the church and Richard Wolfe. (photo: Bryan Biggs/eGGSA, Public Domain)


  • Decimal degrees: -33.811 (Latitude) 18.379 (Longitude)
  • Degrees, Minutes & Seconds: S33 48 39 (Latitude) E18 22 44 (Longitude)
  • GPS: S 33 48.660 (Latitude) E 18 22.740 (Longitude)
  • UTM: 34S 257389 (X) 6255711 (Y)
  • Above sea level: 39 ft / 12 m

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