Explore Cape Town’s booming creative scene with private access to the Mother City’s most iconic art and design landmarks. Learn about the remarkable history of both Cape Town and South Africa through its art and architecture with Culture Connect SA.
CONTEMPORARY ART TOURS
Woodstock is one of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs and the hub of South Africa’s major contemporary artists, art galleries and art studios. A gritty, creative, residential area close to the City Centre, wedged between small houses, a mosque, church and abandoned land, there is street art by local graffitists to internationally recognised artists. Must-see highlights include the Old Biscuit Mill, a neighbourhood food and design market, WHATIFTHEWORLD a former synagogue, now a fully established art gallery, the Woodstock Exchange, a former industrial building, now a nerve centre of hipster activity, with shops by artists, photographers, fashion designers, film directors, traders, and more. At the City Centre visit a variety of art galleries, including South Africa’s premier art gallery, the Iziko South African National Gallery. As well as a number of contemporary art galleries including AVA (Association of Visual Arts) South Africa’s first arts society), new spaces and well established commercial galleries including Smith, Chandler House, Ebony Curated and State of the Art and more.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TOURS
Discover the history of Cape Town, as told through art and architecture at the City Bowl. Learn about the dark days of slavery at one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town, the Iziko Slave Lodge where 9000 slaves from Africa and Asia were held captive. Admire the extraordinary Islamic heritage and culture of Bo-Kaap, an area formerly known as the ”Malay Quarter”. Bo-Kaap is a must-see as arguably the most photographed place in Cape Town due to it’s brightly coloured houses, cobbled stones, dramatic mountain background and Cape Dutch and Cape Georgian architectural styles. View outstanding examples of “moderne” architecture, typically Art Deco. From Mutual Heights, the tallest building in Africa at the time when it was built in 1939, to Mullers shop, which still serves as an optometrist, its original purpose.
CULTURE AND HERITAGE TOURS
Through guided historical walking tours, uncover the hidden secrets of the winelands to the 200 year old naval base in Simon’s Town. Learn about San culture at San Culture Centre !Khwa ttu, storytelling in Langa, and even Freemasonry in the Cape. Don’t just visit Cape Town, get to know it!
Culture Connect SA provides expert advise, knowledgable contacts curated experiences, guided art tours, with a customised itinerary to suit you. Engage in some of the most unique cultural experiences of Cape Town, ranging from walking tours, to art gallery visits, public events, guided art crawls, and township tours. Read reviews of some of our previous tours.