10am to noon – a hit with all ages and art interests. In both its residential and industrial areas, Salt River has murals by many of South Africa’s and the world’s best street and graffiti artists. There are 140 approx. Some colossal in size, others tiny – the content varies enormously from the political to the decorative.
For five years it was home to Cape Town’s International Public Art Festival organised by Baz-Art (I am one of their guides).
Many find the area and its history as interesting as the art. Developed in the late 1800s, it was Cape Town’s first industrial area along with Woodstock next door. The streets of terraced housing was for the workers, initially mainly Christian, now Muslim. The effect of Apartheid lives on and the problems of gentrification.
Start at Loaves by Madam Baker (cafe/bakery):
The Salt Orchard
12 Briar Rd
Salt River, Cape Town, 8000
We finish at the start or five minutes walk away at sculptor (and recent graffiti artist) Uwe Pfaff’s studio, Swift St (just off Durham Ave).
A map, parking, images, what to wear/bring and a short history of street art here are included in the briefing sent beforehand.
Street parking easy to find (as ever, don’t leave valuables in sight)
Saturday 29 July 2023
Friday 25 August 2023
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Saturday 14 October 2023
R360 per person; R260 early bird payment ten days in advance
firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp/phone +27 72 377 8014 for bookings and info about private tours
Do let me know if you would like your own tour, or, suggest a date for future public, scheduled ones. This tour works well for families and schools.
You might also be interested in my city centre street art tour – Saturday 26 August 2023