Salt River Street Art
December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Popular with all ages and art tastes, this walking tour covers a wide range of street art.
Salt River, a small neighbourhood, has the best and most street art in the Mother City. Style, size and subject range enormously.
The area is full of history and is changing all the time with development. It was one of Cape Town’s first industrialised areas, with factories, railway lines and workers’ housing from the mid 1800s. Many families have lived here for generations but feel while they may have escaped forced removals during Apartheid, they are having to leave now because of gentrification and increasing prices.
In 2017 Cape Town’s first annual International Public Art Festival was held in Salt River. The last time it was hosted here was in 2021 when the Salt River Heritage Society started their own series of murals.
We start at:
Loaves by Madame Baker
Unit B3, Salt Orchard
12 Briar Road (corner of Yew Street)
Salt River, 8000
We tend to finish 10 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 will be sent beforehand.
Street parking easy to find (as ever, don’t leave valuables in sight)
R350 per person; R260 early bird paying before 4 December
firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp/phone +27 72 377 8014 for bookings and info about private tours
I repeat this tour each month, some weekdays, some Saturdays.
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.