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City walk – history, art and architecture

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A good one for South Africa’s Heritage Month. Classic must-sees are mixed with hidden gems. Repurposed historic buildings, architectural landmarks, hidden away art spaces, new developments…we’ll see the good, bad, ugly and beautiful.

I point out places of significance and interest. We visit briefly the flower market, old Main Post Office, A4 Foundation, House Union Block, Greenmarket Square and Church Street – my favourite places here.

Colonial to contemporary, styles are wide ranging, often side by side – African, British, Dutch, American and even French.

Art is around every corner – some free standing, others on buildings – from new large murals to carvings created a century or so ago. It is easy in a bustling city not to look up and enjoy such detail.

We start Foyer, Truth to Power exhibition at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

Longmarket Street entrance
The Old Granary now called Desmond & Leah Tutu House, 11 Buitenkant Street
District Six || Cape Town Centre || 8001

We finish by Cape Town’s oldest vine, 1771, in Heritage Square with an optional lunch afterwards at Zanne’s Fair for delicious South African dishes (many say it is the best bobotie they have had; I love the vegan bobotie).

Cafe under the Vine || Cape Heritage Square (more like a courtyard) || 90 Bree Street || Cape Town Centre || 8000

A map will be sent beforehand, along with a short visual history of Cape Town.

Wear comfy shoes, for a morning to remember and enjoy, including my secret ”go-to’s”.

R300 early payment before September; then R400 per head; free places if you can prove paying is very very hard for you

Friday 13 September 2024

10am to noon

For more info eg payment options, and to book kate@cultureconnectsa.com +27 72 377 8014

I run this open, public tour once a month – do book your own (great for family and friend groups)

 

 

 

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Date:
September 13
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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