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Salt River Street Art
February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmR400
A winner – huge and varied street art, starting at Hope Distillery with a complementary gin and tonic!
Salt River has the best street art in the Mother City. Style, size and subject range enormously.
The area is full of history and is changing all the time, especially with massive property 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 the sense of community is been eroded.
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. The Salt River Heritage Society have started their own series of murals, mainly about Palestine and freedom fighters during Apartheid.
As walking tours can be too hot mid summer, we start at 5pm with a refreshing drink at the Tasting Room of the small boutique distillery:
7 Hopkins Street
Cape Town, 7925
Street parking easy to find (as ever, don’t leave valuables in sight). We finish close by.
A map, parking, images, what to wear/bring and a short history of street art will be sent beforehand.
R400 per person; R300 early bird paying before 12 February 2023 ie ten days in advance
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 – mainly mornings except in the heat of mid summer ie January and February.
Let me know if you would like your own tour, or, suggest a date for future public, scheduled ones.