The South African Jewish Museum

    The South African Jewish Museum is a visual interactive and high tech museum representing the story of the Jews of South Africa, their origins and contributions. Gift shop and Café Riteve.


    Iziko South African National Gallery

    Important collection of South African and international art. The Hyman Liberman Memorial Doors, carved by Herbert Vladimir Meyerowitz, honour Mayor Liberman, who championed the establishment of the gallery and was a generous philanthropist. The doors represent ‘Hebrew Migration from Many Lands’, ‘Arrival in the Land of Peace and Prosperity’ and ‘Rebecca at the Well’. The bas-relief sculpture over the main entrance to the Gallery was carved by his wife Eva Meyerowitz, the famed scholar of West African art. The bas relief panels above the doors to each room were also carved by Meyerowitz. The Alfred de Pass collection of English and French paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints donated between 1926 and 1949, and a room named after him, commemorate this benefactor. Iziko SANG also houses the collection of Italian drawings donated by Lady Michaelis in 1930.


    Iziko Slave Lodge

    Between 1679 and 1811, this windowless building was filled to the brim with slaves – many of them women. The ‘lodge’ was also used as a prison, mental asylum and unofficial brothel. It is said that in those days ‘women in the Cape were few, but slaves were plenty.’ It is now an Iziko Museum and amongst the displays is an exhibition on the story of tshwetshwe – a fabric that is synonymous with traditional black women’s fashion.

  • Watershed

    Explore a world of African innovation, craft and design – all under one roof. The newly renovated and ingeniously re-imagined Watershed is a physical manifestation of Africa’s characteristic culture and philosophy. Hosting over 300 names in local design and over 150 traders selling a wide variety of locally produced, handcrafted products, the Watershed offers something to appeal to every creative-at-heart. Visit the Watershed and discover a myriad of locally sourced and produced art and crafts, from design and furniture to fashion and jewellery. Your shopping experience will not be complete without popping into the dedicated Wellness Centre on the mezzanine level, for a selection of treatments and wellness products.

  • Taunina

    Celebrated for its iconic hand-embroidered teddy bears, Taunina is a luxury atelier synonymous with timeless artistry and social upliftment. Based in South Africa, the company employs women from disadvantaged communities to craft its one-of-a-kind heirlooms. Each creation is unique, designed and embellished by a single artist over a period of four to seven days.  The rare beauty of a Taunina collection piece lies in the opportunity it affords a woman in need to use her traditional artistry and cultural heritage to provide for her family and be recognised for her exceptional artistic skill. Taunina signature teddy bears have become coveted collectors’ items around the world. Each creation is a work of art, a talisman to be passed from one generation to the next. It is a gift that changes lives.  The name Taunina is an anagram of the Sotho word ’tau’, meaning ’lion’, and ’NINA’, an acronym for ’No Income, No Assets’. Taunina gives women who were once without income and assets the power to become lions of their own destinies.

  • KIN at V&A Waterfront

    KIN sells art and design, handcrafted by over 100 South African creatives. The Lonely Planet’s Top Choice in Shopping, the shops showcase a quirky and colourful offering of locally made jewellery, décor, ceramics, bags, art prints and stationery.

  • Iziko Bertram House

    The last remaining example of the Georgian style red brick housesvwhich were once common in Cape Town.

  • V@A Craft Market & Wellness Centre

    The V&A Waterfront’s Small Business incubator is home to more than 100 crafters in categories including art, craft, african experience, jewellery and clothing. Our Wellness Centre is one of a kind in this informal retail environment and offers a variety of treatments, therapies and holistic products. Situated adjacent to the Aquarium.

  • The Framery Art Gallery

    The friendly atmosphere and dynamic artworks will draw you back to this constantly re-invented space. The oldest gallery in Sea Point enjoys a flow of visitors seeking Debbie’s framing expertise and collectable artworks.

  • Avoova Franschhoek

    AVOOVA designs and creates exquisitely handcrafted décor, jewellery and objet’s d’arts. Uplifting a community in the Karoo and offering a modern, sophisticated South African artform to the world.

  • Avoova V&A Waterfront

    AVOOVA designs and creates exquisitely handcrafted décor, jewellery and objet’s d’arts. Uplifting a community in the Karoo and offering a modern, sophisticated South African artform to the world.

  • Erdmann Contemporary & The Photographers Gallery

    Established in 2001, this city based gallery specialises in contemporary photography, painting and paper construction. Regular and relevant curated exhibitions by local and international artists.

  • Imagenius Newlands

    Imagenius collects the best of South African contemporary design, some from far and wide and finds fabulous things for ingenius living and giving.  From ceramics, jewellery and artworks to clothing and accessories there is something for every genius.

  • Ebony City Centre

    Ebony is a unique and exclusive design space & fine art gallery that showcases the finest in modern bespoke SA furniture, home accessories and a diverse collection of South African art.

  • Kalk Bay Modern

    Contemporary art and fine art editions, also specialising in Southern African Bushman art.  Regular art exhibitions, ceramics, textiles and selected high quality crafts and jewellery. Expert conservation framing offered.

  • David Krut Projects Cape Town

    Gallery associated with DK Projects and Print Workshop in JHB and NYC showcasing prints and editions by leading SA and international artists. Specialist art and design bookstore including titles from DK Publishing, international monographs and publications on William Kentridge. Distributor for TATE, Assouline & Illuminations.

  • Hout Bay Trading Store

    This interesting Victorian cottage is charming and well worth a visit, whether you are searching for an unusual gift, or an item to complete a collection. It offers so much more than a stroll down memory lane.

  • Red Room Art

    Red Room Art invites you to view contemporary art showcased in a dream living space.  Come experience their modern paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs of leading African artists, for your enjoyment and investment.  More about the personalised service at www.redroomart.co.za

  • Stevenson

    Stevenson shows leading contemporary artists from South Africa, as well as Africa and its diaspora, hosting widely acclaimed solo and curated exhibitions in expansive premises.

  • Church Street

    First stop on this bustling strip is The Gallery Shop. It’s owned by Lorin Strieman who has an unfailing eye for beautiful and orginal hand made goodies – jewellery, accessories, artefacts made mainly by women’s groups from South Africa and Africa.  The rest of the street has a great mix of art galleries and street traders amongst them queen of the vintage vendors, Brenda Scarrett, who for years ran the much loved Second Time Around shop in Long Street (still in business btw!). Find her on the corner of Long and Church Streets, at her stall selling Cape collectables and memorabilia. On the same corner, pop into MeMeMe established by Doreen Southwood and across the road Mungo and Jemima, owned by Kirsty Bannerman and Marian Park-Ross, both super spots for proudly South African and stylish fashion from local designers. Further down Long St, itself dotted with funky fashion outlets, you’ll find the African Women Craft Market.  As the name suggests it’s a cornucopia of beaded, woven, painted and sculpted craft. Three stories of meandering indoor market filled with a rainbow of baskets, bracelets, boots and pretty much every accessory known to womankind. And if you’ve got the time there are Read more [...]