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Explore South Africa's cutting-edge creativity - where art & design intersect.

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Day 1: Cape Town

Stop At: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street Convention Square, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
On arriving and enjoying VIP airport assistance you’ll be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind, for the first of 5-nights.

In the early evening, get together for an icebreaker before celebrating your first night at a welcome dinner with select guests in a private, art-filled home.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star establishment in Cape Town city centre for 5 nights included in price

Day 2: Cape Town and the Peninsula

Stop At: Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Town Central South Africa
Get your bearings exploring the striking natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula and two oceans. Summit Table Mountain by cable car for a panoramic view of the city. Then travel south along the Atlantic’s spectacular coastline before crossing the Peninsula to see a penguin colony at Boulders on the Indian ocean. Lunch on the rocks overlooking a buzzy working harbor before lingering in Kalk Bay at a gallery that showcases established artists and inspiring initiatives assembled by a legendary maven. On a curator–led tour take in the newest addition to the Cape’s vibrant art scene - Norval Foundation, with its 20th & 21st-century South African art, remaining in the historic Constantia Valley for dinner with informative guests.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star establishment in Cape Town city centre for 5 nights included in price

Day 3: Cape Town

Stop At: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa
See the heart of the city: The cobbled streets and colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap Quarter; Geenmarket Square abuzz with traders; inspiring initiatives like Monkeybiz, a women’s economic empowerment collective that is transforming the beaded arts market. Enjoy a curator-led tour of The SA National Gallery, lunching in the historic Company’s Garden. Meet pioneering artists at the country’s first kiln-formed glass studio. Join in early evening festivities at the opening of the Cape Town Art Fair, a transcontinental platform showcasing Africa’s vibrant contemporary art landscape, with exhibits from prestigious galleries. Dinner follows in the Waterfront.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star establishment in Cape Town city centre for 5 nights included in price

Day 4: Cape Town Waterfront

Stop At: Zeitz MOCAA, South Arm Rd Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
Spend the morning at flagship destinations in the V&A Waterfront’s The Silo District. Be shown over Guild, a multi-faceted destination that includes the Southern Guild Gallery that showcases limited-edition African art and design, an in-house studio with its own furniture range, and a concept store.

At Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) see architect Thomas Heatherwick’s repurposing of former grain silo’s into the biggest contemporary art museum in Africa.

On a curator-led tour, discover why it’s one of the most influential museums of African art and its diaspora in the world. Follow with lunch with 360-degree views of the city and Table Mountain.

In the afternoon, enjoy a privileged viewing of one of South Africa’s foremost private collections spanning two centuries, as well as its Contemporary Art Gallery and architecturally astounding Wine Gallery conducted by its dedicated art guide.

In the evening, enjoy a ”Taste Safari – from Cape Town to Timbuktu”, interspersed with live entertainment that celebrates the energy of Pan Africa with hand crafted puppets from Mali and Xhosa and Congolese dancers and singers.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star establishment in Cape Town city centre for 5 nights included in price

Day 5: Cape Town - Woodstock

Stop At: The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock 7925 South Africa
Gain some fascinating insights into the life and times South Africa’s foremost Expressionist and top selling artist, while being shown over her former home / studio and now eclectic museum.

Woodstock is a fast gentrifying precinct, likened to New York’s Meatpacking district, with the highest concentration of design studios and art galleries in the country. Lunch at a crowd–pulling spot in The Old Biscuit Mill and in the afternoon visit a number of cutting edge galleries such as Stevenson, Whatiftheworld, SA Print Gallery, SMAC, Goodman. On your last night in Cape Town eat among the locals, at a hot spot in the city.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star establishment in Cape Town city centre for 5 nights included in price

Day 6: The Winelands

Stop At: Franschhoek Pass, Regional road Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
Head out to the Winelands with its abundance of unique Cape Dutch architecture, historic homesteads and über-chic contemporary estates set in a region of rolling vineyards and soaring peaks. At the country’s premier wine estate, stroll around the spacious grounds and gracious manor house. Lunch from a spectacular eyrie at the top of the Helshoogte mountain pass. Follow with a guided walk around Delaire Graff’s sculpture-filled gardens, art-clad walls and shop, where museum quality investment pieces rub shoulders with dazzling cutting edge urban design.

Once in Franschhoek and settled into your centrally located hotel for the first of 2-nights, you can venture forth independently to explore the picturesque village, before dining in SA’s ‘’culinary capital”.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star Hotel in the heart of Franschhoek for two nights included.

Day 7: The Winelands

Stop At: Franschhoek Pass, Regional road Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
In the morning, enjoy a curated visit to Stellenbosch’s Rupert Museum, one of South Africa’s significant private art collections. Lunch among the vines. In the afternoon, be enchanted by a private gem - a guided walkabout of sculptor Dylan Lewis’ indigenous garden and studio, where upwards of sixty of his highly acclaimed works depicting various stages of his career are thoughtfully located on mountain slopes. Later, wander around the town of Stellenbosch, glimpsing some Cape Dutch architectural gems among the university town’s oak-lined streets, popping into shop and galleries before ending with dinner in historic Dorp Street.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star Hotel in the heart of Franschhoek for two nights included.

Day 8: Johannesburg

Stop At: Babylonstoren, R45 Road between Paarl and Franscchoek between Paarl and Franschhoek, Paarl 7670 South Africa
Morning is open to explore Franschhoek’s many galleries and appealing shops at your leisure.

Be shown around Babylonstoren’s beguiling garden based on the Dutch East India Company’s landscape layout that replenished passing ships with fresh food, which now produces over 300 edible plants and local specialities. Lunch here, before taking an afternoon flight to Johannesburg (two hours) where you’ll stay at for 3-nights.

Dinner is at the hotel, with welcoming hotel staff on hand to whip up something delicious.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A 4-5 star establishment in Johannesburg for 3 nights

Day 9: Johannesburg - Artists, galleries and regenerated precincts

Stop At: 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct City & Suburban, Johannesburg 2094 South Africa
Spend the morning at Maboneng, a multicultural, urban regeneration precinct. Go on a behind-the-scenes walkabout of its SoHo-inspired work spaces, vibrant street murals, artists’ studios, creative venues and retail clusters that fuse contemporary architecture with historic city buildings.

Arts on Main is the hub of this complex of early 1900 warehouses that includes the studios of William Kentridge and art entrepreneur David Krut. Lunch in its tree-filled courtyard with some of the creative residents.

In the afternoon hit the fashionable Rosebank district for a series of gallery tours: Goodman – a distinguished modern art gallery, Everard Read – the oldest gallery representing national and international artists, and take in the city’s skyline from the deck of its adjacent striking gallery – Circa. End the day at a treasure trove filled with hand crafted objects from all over Africa – Kim Sacks Gallery, enjoying a private dinner here with the owner.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in a 4-5 star establishment for 3 nights

Day 10: Johannesburg - Sculptural gardens and human origins

Stop At: Nirox Sculpture Park, 23 Kromdraai Road 2kms from R563 turn-off & 1km from R374 turn-off, Krugersdorp 1739 South Africa
In the morning Origins Centre tells the story of the origins of humankind and our journey out of Africa, as well as diverse Southern African rock art traditions of the San / Bushmen (the world’s oldest continuous art form). Notable display is ”the” ground-breaking artefact that dates man’s design thinking origins back some 100,0000 years.

In the afternoon take in the tranquillity of Nirox’s landscaped grounds while being shown around art and sculpture in thoughtful and unexpected places, in this symbolic landscape where 3.5 million years of human activity have taken place. Nirox Sculpture Park & Residency is located in the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where forty percent of the world’s human ancestors have been found. Enjoy sunset and watch the Southern Cross emerge over a celebratory private dinner here with select guests.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in a 4-5 star establishment for 3 nights

Day 11: Johannesburg - Constitutional Hill and urban renewal project

Stop At: 11 Kotze Street Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
Visit Constitutional Hill, a National Heritage Site in the inner city, located on what was the country’s most notorious prison complex, to contextualize the country’s turbulent past and its transition to democracy. The architectural brief for the re-purposing of this complex was to convey the justice and openness of SA’s constitution. The adjacent Constitutional Court (the highest in the land) houses a collection of art works with a human rights theme by eminent South Africans that tells this story with a different lens and weaves multiple threads together. A fitting end to your journey of creative discovery.

Have a tasty bite at a popular eatery houses and the first urban renewal project in the city centre.

before being dropped off at the airport, subject to your flight schedule.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We collect and return you to the hotels for duration of stay for all excursions mentioned in itinerary.

Ports
Cape Town
Duration
11 days
Inclusions
  • 10x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 10x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Bo-kaap
  • Entry/Admission - Zeitz MOCAA
  • Entry/Admission - The Woodstock Exchange
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Babylonstoren
  • Entry/Admission - Maboneng Precinct
  • Entry/Admission - Nirox Sculpture Park
  • Entry/Admission - Constitution Hill
Exclusions
  • International flights
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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