Ellerman House art and light lunch

ellerman house 180 Kloof Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Paul Harris' collection at his exclusive small hotel, Ellerman House, tells the story of South African art better than any where else; he even bought art that he didn't particularly like so that it would work chronologically. Initially just images of Cape Town, the collection has grown to include works by contemporary, emerging artists covering...

R1200

Salt River Street Art

Salt River Unit B3, The Salt Orchard, 12 Briar Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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...

R350

Quarry to Cornerstone – Rocks to Building Materials: Tommy’s Talk

Tommy Brümmer, one of Cape Town's top town planners knows the city like the back of his hand - he has worked here for three decades, after a Geology and Geography B.Sc. and then planning at Stellenbosch University. Cape Town was built using the three basic rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. All three occur...

R200

Social History Collections Tour

Church Square, Cape Town

A rare opportunity to see inside the Iziko national museum's storage facilities in Church Square, central Cape Town. There are many 1 ooo's of objects here. We'll be focusing on indigenous cultural material from southern Africa - basketry, ornaments and in particular ceramics. Our host is Esther Esmyol, one of five Iziko museums curators based...

Salt River Street & Graffiti Art Walk

Salt River Unit B3, The Salt Orchard, 12 Briar Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

A hit with all ages and art interests. 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...

R360

Dr André van Graan’s Art Deco City Walk

Mullers Optometrist 104 Longmarket St, Cape Town

Our popular Art Deco walk spanning Cape Town’s first skyscrapers to tiny detailing in shop facades. Our short route includes St Georges Mall, Greenmarket Square, Wale and Burg Streets. Dr André van Graan is the expert on Art Deco here - he is a heritage architect, active in heritage circles and his PhD was on...

R350

City Walk – opening your eyes

Grant Parade

Get to know Cape Town’s bustling, diverse and dynamic past and present – this walking tour is great if you are new to Cape Town or wish to know it better. 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...

R350

Salt River Street Art

Salt River Unit B3, The Salt Orchard, 12 Briar Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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...

R350

Dylan Lewis’ tour of his sculpture garden

Dylan Lewis gives one of the most profound, yet accessible and enjoyable, art tours I have ever been on. It adds a whole new dimension to the beautiful garden he created on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, It manages to feel remote and with uninterrupted views to the mountains (and on a clear day way in...

R775

Maggie Laubser curator tour Karel Nel

A last chance to see the Norval Foundation's two significant exhibitions with Karel Nel. A highly respected South African artist, Karel is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand and, since it started, chief curator at the Norval Foundation. Our focus for the tour is the beautiful Maggie Laubser exhibition...

R575

Langa hostels with Emeritus Prof Julian Cooke

Guga S'Thebe Washington Street, Langa, South Africa

Architect, author and lecturer Julian Cooke spent years working to improve the living conditions in Langa, Cape Town's oldest township. He got to know well people who lived here, some having been murdered because of this housing project - hence the title of his most recent book: For A Home People Die. The plan, launched...

R350

Bo-Kaap home cooking and supper

Bo-Kaap 71 Wale St, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Fazlin Ferguson is a brilliant cook and hostess. She has lived in the Bo-Kaap all her life. My daughter says she makes the best dal curry, so I'm keen to learn how to make it, and enjoy Fazlin's wonderful company, along with daughter and neighbour (pictured below at their last Culture Connect at the Dorp...

R950