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  • Cape Town Top 10

    Cape  Town offers visitors a breath-taking journey through art as well as its cultural and historical sights.

     

    1. IZIKO NATIONAL ART GALLERY

    This museum, a must-see for all art-lovers, offers quiet an impressive experience with its temporary and permanent exhibitions that feature works of South African art history.

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    2. FIRST THURSDAY EVENT

    The city turns into an open air art festival on the first Thursday of each month. Dozens of galleries, cafes and shops are open until the late hours of the night and the streets are bustling.

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    3. STREETS OF THE CITY CENTER

    The streets of the city center offer quite a pleasant stroll with their galleries and design stores. You can even run into a section of the Berlin Wall here. You can see sculptures and installations in most parks and gardens of the city. Most restaurants also feature interesting decor and art exhibitions. For photography enthusiasts, the Bo-Kaap district is a must-see with its colorful homes.

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    4. V&A WATERFRONT WATERSHED

    The center where many exclusive design objects are sold, offers design and art in the city center with its impressive temporary exhibitions.

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    5. Zeitz MOCAA

    Founded by German collector Jochen Zeitz, this museum located in iconic Grain Silos building opened its doors to the public in 2017. With its 9.500 square metres building, provocative  exhibits and wide collection, Zeitz MOCAA has already become a rising star of African and global art scene. Click for details.

    Zeitz MOCAA, Heatherwick Studio, Photo: Iwan Baan

    Zeitz MOCAA, Heatherwick Studio, Photo: Iwan Baan

     

    6. IRMA STERN MUSEUM

    The house of Irma Stern one of the most prominent artists of South Africa has been transformed into a museum, providing extensive information on the continent of Africa as well as the artist while offering a unique visiting experience each time with its temporary exhibitions.

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    7. STELLENBOSCH VINEYARDS

    The vineyards of Cape Town seem to compete with each other in featuring artworks. The most famous among them, Delaire Graff Estate offers a wide selection of artworks with its collection of valuable pieces. Another place with a rich collection of artworks is the hotel Ellerman House that can be visited by appointment.

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    8. DYLAN LEWIS SCULPTURE GARDEN

    Dylan Lewis  moved to his farm in the beginning of the 90s and beginning to use it as his studio, the renowned artist transformed the property into a sculpture garden which offers an unforgettable experience to its visitors.

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    9. COAST TOWNS

    There are centers for arts and crafts in all coastal towns. In Hermanus you can observe whales or take a journey among large scale installations and see natural and handmade artworks. Garden Route, missed by those who stay for a short time, is lined by artist’s studios worth visiting along the way.

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    10. STREET ART ROUTES

    Cape Town offers large scale art works for those interested in street art. Woodstock and Observatory districts are full of streets that feature the finest examples of street art.

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    Ahmet Rüstem Ekici