by Paul Duncan and Alain Proust
These two books are hard to put down! Large, stunning photographs and fascinating info on Cape Town’s and Joburg’s architectural wonders, most not open to the public. Written by Paul Duncan, design writer and former editorial director at Condé Nast. The images are by acclaimed photographer Alain Proust. (Both are based in Cape Town.) The 30 interiors in Hidden Cape Town include Mutual Heights, Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue and Cape Town Rifles officer’s mess. In Hidden Johannesburg you’ll be transported to 28 amazing places including Park Station, City Hall, Villa Arcadia, Nelson Mandela House, Northwards, Nizamiye Masjid and Whitehall Court. R399 + postage; alternatively collect from Kate’s in Rosebank (Cape Town) or a Culture Connect tour. Both books are signed by the author (see image) and photographer who also did Secret Kimberley, also available (R420).
by Suzie Joubert
Facts, figures and fascinating stories about the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Aimed at families, this paperpack book is easy to read and use – full of pictures and with large text. There is a page of stickers to mark off key landmarks.
The author, Suzie Joubert, has led tours for Culture Connect at the Waterfront where she used to work as a publisher.
R200 + postage (alternatively collect from Kate’s at Rosebank, or at a tour).
“You really gave me such a wonderful introduction to Cape Town, taking me to people and places which I could not have done alone and which made SUCH a difference to understanding (or rather trying to understand) the city.”
Project Director, The Calcutta Tercentenary Trust
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Dylan Lewis leads Culture Connectors on a serene and stunning sculpture garden, just outside Stellenbosch.
Time: 10am – 12pm
Cost: R700 with lunch afterwards | Half price for the tour only
Venue: Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Paradyskloof Rd, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch,
Bookings: email@example.com | 072 377 8014
Landscape architect Clare Burgess provides a walking tour of Company’s Garden along with the esteemed arborist, Riaan van Zyl.
Lunch thereafter includes fynbos flavoured meals by Ansia Jonck on your own account.
Date: likely to be in Sept 2020
Venue: Heritage Shop Visitor Centre, 15 Queen Victoria Street
Cost: R200 very early bird, then R250 pre-pay, then R350 for payment on the day
Time: 10am – 12pm
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