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Cape Town City Private Art Tour

Price USD$84.94


Cape Town City Private Art Tour
Explore the history and evolution of the Mother City and the Cape with a special emphasis on art, culture and heritage. The program follows a traditional city tour routing, but includes visits to galleries which showcase historical and contemporary works, telling a story about the city over time. There is much to discover in respect of the European influence on the Cape?s architecture as well which is evident as the tour meanders through the streets of Cape Town.

Start the day with a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Continue to Table Mountain where you will reach the top by cable car (at own expense, weather permitting). Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay.

Return to the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden to the South African National Gallery. It houses outstanding collections of South African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Regular exhibitions enable the museum to have a full program of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture that provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield.

En route to the Cape Gallery you would pass significant buildings such as the National Library, Cape Town Parliament and St George?s Cathedral. The Cape Gallery is set in the heart of the old city off the Church Street walking mall flanked by colorful Georgian and Dutch facades. Central to the tradition of South African painting is the abiding love of the land. Early Cape painters were \'reporters\' who described the topography, flora and fauna of this fascinating land, a conservative approach which is still favored by the gallery\'s clients today. Recently the emergence of the vibrant street art has added an essentially African character to the work on display.

This visit is followed by a stop at the Association for the Visual Arts (AVA) on Church Street. The AVA Gallery is Cape Town?s oldest non-profit, members based, public benefit organization and art gallery, showcasing contemporary South African art in all media. The AVA Gallery is committed to the promotion and advancement of visual arts, artists, curators and cultural capital in South Africa.

A lunch stop is made at Youngblood?s Beautifull Food (at own expense). The Beautifull Food bistro-restaurant offers its mouthwatering meals in a relaxed and creative atmosphere complete with gorgeous art work. All profits from Beautifull Food are re-invested into further arts and culture development through Youngblood.

From historic to contemporary and back to historic, you move on to the Castle of Good Hope. It is now also the home of the William Fehr Collection of historical paintings and period furniture, which have a special relevance to the Cape.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon around 18:00 hours.

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Explore the history and evolution of the Mother City and the Cape with a special emphasis on art, culture and heritage. The program follows a traditional city tour routing, but includes visits to galleries which showcase historical and contemporary works, telling a story about the city over time. There is much to discover in respect of the European influence on the Cape?s architecture as well which is evident as the tour meanders through the streets of Cape Town.