Salt River street art
January 10, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmR400
Salt River, with over 100 murals, is the best place to see street art in the Mother City. From gigantic to tiny, political to pretty – the variety is huge.
Home to the annual International Public Art Festival for five years (I am one of their guides), new murals are being commissioned by the Salt River Heritage Society.
The area is full of history and is changing constantly for better, for worse. Part of the enjoyment is walking round this fascinating neighbourhood, built mainly in the 1800s as Cape Town’s first industrialised area, along with Woodstock next door.
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).
If hot weather is forecast, the start time will be moved to 9am or 9h30.
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)
R400 per person; R300 early bird paying at least 10 days in advance ie before January
email@example.com 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.