• Iziko Maritime Centre

    The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions. Images depicting Table Bay from the 17th to 20th Century give an idea of the development of the harbour. There is a collection of ship models and objects associated with shipping in Cape Town, in particular the era of mail-ships. Large and medium-sized images support the exhibitions, with the emphasis on the Union-Castle Line. A key part of this resource centre is the John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre. The Marsh collection consists of various collections including an important archive of nearly 20 000 photographs, depicting 9 200 ships dating from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. It also has an online service for the answering of queries regarding the ships and for ordering images of these ships. 1st Floor, Union-Castle House, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8000 Open daily 09h00 to 16h00 Closed Workers’ Day and Christmas Day Tel: +27 (0)21 405 2880

  • Norval Foundation

    The Norval Foundation is a centre for art and cultural expression dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature. The innovative Sculpture Garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces and research library are situated in a unique setting that offers visitors a multisensory experience. This is complemented by the Skotnes Restaurant and Bar, a bespoke shop and a children’s playground. They aim to create high-quality exhibitions and public programming to broaden your understanding of the visual arts. The Norval Foundation is honoured to be the custodian of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, the Edoardo Villa Estate Collection and the Alexis Preller Archive. We believe that art has the power to enrich your lives and that artists contribute to your communities in a profound way.

  • Gallery South

    Gallery South is a unique boutique museum and gallery representing politically and spiritually rich work by South African art masters largely ignored during the apartheid years, alongside curated contemporary exhibitions of internationally prominent and emerging artists from Johannesburg, Venda, southern Africa and the continent more widely. Ideally located two minutes’ walk from Muizenberg’s Blue Flag beach and surfers’ mecca. Enjoy original art when you stay at Sea B&B, inspired by the town’s art deco history, behind the gallery in the historic village. 18 – 20 Church St, Muizenberg. info@seabnb.captown www.seabnb.capetown

  • Kalk Bay Modern

    Kalk Bay Modern is an eclectic space that serves as a creative platform for contemporary artists, photographers, ceramists, designers and other creatives from the Southern African region. They specialise in affordable art, art editions and San Bushman art. The gallery also features a select range of ceramics, textiles and selected high quality crafts and jewellery. Expert framing offered. 1st Floor Olympia Buildings, 136 Main Rd,  Kalk Bay, Cape Town 7975 +27 (0)21 788 6571  +27 (0)82 715 3380 kbmodern@iafrica.com  Visit Mon to Sun 09h30 – 17h00  Phone for extended summer hours

  • The Studio Art Gallery

    The Studio Art Gallery is a curated contemporary exhibition space showcasing a variety of emerging and established South African artists. The galley hosts many solo and group exhibitions and includes an open studio where visitors can view resident artists at work. Harbour Bay Centre, Shop 31 (on the square), Cnr Dido Valley & Main Rds, Simon’s Town, Cape Town 7806 +27 (0)21 786 9457 admin@studioartgallery.co.za  Visit Mon to Sun 09h00 – 17h00

  • Boulders Beach (TMNP)

    Nestled in a sheltered cove between Simon’s Town and Cape Point, Boulders has become world famous for its thriving colony of African Penguins and magnificent wind sheltered, safe beaches. Although set in the midst of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird (Spheniscus demersus) can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment.From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3 000 in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy, which for part of the penguins’ diet. Boulders forms part of the Table Mountain National Park (TMPNP), which incorporates Table Mountain and the Peninsula mountain chain from Signal Hill to Cape Point. The area comprises a number of small sheltered bays, partially enclosed by granite boulders. The most popular recreational spot is Boulders Beach – recently voted one of the best 50 beaches in Africa – see blog. The penguins are best viewed from Foxy Beach, where newly-constructed boardwalks take visitors to within a few metres of the birds.  

  • Cape of Good Hope – Cape Point

    Don’t miss a visit to Africa’s most south-westerly point, the Cape of Good Hope in Cape Point. This spectacular finger of land, southernmost point of the Table Mountain National Park, is covered in fynbos and home to picturesque bays and beaches. Cape Point offers visitors excellent viewing opportunities from the two lighthouses that adorn the point – one still functional, informative interpretive signage that traces the cultural and natural history of the Point. The lighthouse is accessible by foot or you can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top. This is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers hiking, surfing, angling, picnicking, beaching and cycling opportunities against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the most south western point in Africa. Diaz Beach has recently been voted as one of the top 50 beaches in Africa – see blog For those who wish to grab a bite to eat or do some souvenir shopping, there’s the stunning Two Oceans Restaurant and the Tigers Eye Curio Shop. Be sure to visit the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre that showcases all the plants and animals to look out for in a particular season and is full of informative signage. Cape Point Read more [...]

  • The Bistro @ Mariner’s Wharf

    A bustling and extremely popular outlet serving piping-hot alfresco take-outs on wooden benches right on the wharfside with the white sands of the beach less than a stone’s throw away. Speciality is fish and chips. Other choices include grilled lobster, prawns, calamari, snoek, surfburgers, lekkerbekkies and combos. Mariner’s Wharf, Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town 7806. T +27 (0)21 7901100   I   E bistro@marinerswharf.co.za   I   visit  Mon – Thurs 10:00 – 18:00 Fri – Sun 10:00 – 19:30 Master Visas Diners Amex Cash

  • Wharfside Grill @ Mariner’s Wharf

    The Wharfside Grill is regarded as one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants, not only for its authentic harbourside ambience and spectacular bay views, but because of the amazing food it serves, the lobsters, the prawns and innovations like Calaprawnia, Houtbaisse and Fisherman’s Baskets. Open seven days per week Mariner’s Wharf, Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town 7806 T +27 (0)21 7901100  I   E reservations@marinerswharf.co.za  I  visit   Mon – Sun 09:30 – 21:30 Master Visas Diners Amex Cash

  • Sembach Gallery

    Explore the hidden treasure trove that is “The Sembach – Fine Art from Africa”. The quintessential cultural experience ‘Hout Bay Style’ starting at The Sembach , meander along the rainbow pathway of The Hout Bay Artwalk and discover many rare and beautiful hidden treasures created by a diverse variety of artists from emerging youths to seasoned professionals – most of whom are local to Hout Bay. The Harvest Centre, 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town, 7872

  • Ye Olde Artifact & Shipwreck Shoppe

    Browse around one of the world’s most interesting curiosity shops, specialising in maritime memorabilia, nautical antiques, militaria, scrimshaw and shipwreck relics, and is an iconic component of Mariner’s Wharf, Africa’s first harbourfront emporium to which it is themed. Mariners Wharf,  Harbour Road, Hout Bay Mon to Fri 09h00 – 17h30; Sat and Sun 09h00 – 18h00 Master Visas Diners Amex Cash

  • Original T-Bag Designs

    One of a kind handmade products using recycled tea bags as works of art!  Tea bags are dried, emptied then painted! Each artist has their own style and  patterns. These miniature works of art are then applied to stationary, wooden trays, coasters, wall decor and more. For a group of previously disadvantaged people in Hout Bay, Cape Town, one cup of tea has indeed provided community, love, excitement, financial security and hope.

  • Century City Arts Foundation

    The Century City Arts Trail comprises 25 art, scientific, technological and outdoor exhibits, commissioned by the Century City Arts Foundation and various corporate citizens of Century City and executed by community-based and other artists. ENTRANCE FREE

  • Sarah Walters

    This boutique ceramics gallery features the work of father and daughter potters David and Sarah Walters. The gallery has a wide range of handmade, functional and decorative studio ceramics. You are also welcome to watch Sarah in her working studio.

  • Scotch & Sofa by Mitch and the Machine

    Mitch Mitchell AKA Mitch & the Machine is the creative drive behind the unique and bespoke interior accessories and gifts found in the world of Scotch & Sofa. Mitch creates your dream design from initial sketches to handcrafting and finishing every original piece. Pop art, sculptures,chandeliers, gifts, mechanical art, ALL FLAT PACK

  • Siyabonga Ceramics

    Siyabonga Ceramics hosts three artists, Madoda and Siyabonga Fani and Chuma Maweni who have taken traditional African pottery to new innovative and pioneering heights. Meet the artists when visiting their ceramic studio and browse the high end ware and one of a kind works of art.

  • The South African Print Gallery

    Dealers in 100 years of quality fine art investment prints by leading artists and pioneering SA printmakers. ,

  • State of the Art Gallery

    StateoftheART is a boutique gallery and online platform showcasing an exciting and diverse selection of affordable contemporary fine art by artists from across South Africa. Top tip: ask to view the large inventory of work in the gallery Stockroom – this is a not-to-be-missed destination for art lovers., online platform, contemporary art, fine art, artists, South

  • A4 Arts Foundation

    A4 Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit art centre in Lower Buitenkant St, Cape Town. The facility hosts a free to public library and exhibition space, as well as an art studio and workshop. In these spaces, A4 shares local and international exhibitions, talks, seminars, film screenings and educational exchanges.

  • Long Street Antique Arcade

    Alexandra’s: Jewellery, Silver, Royalty Discover Antiques: Ornaments,watches, Jewellery Fowzias: Cameras, Coins, watches Galleria Fortunata: Oriental, Decorative Moulin Rouge: Vintage Clothing Glitterati: Vintage Clothing Marias Jewellery: Antique and Vintage Jewellery Times & Pieces: Watches, Jewellery African Star: Coins, medals, militaria

  • No 5 on Hudson

    No 5 on Hudson is an elegant new Art gallery based in the heart of Cape Town’s trendy De Waterkant. Showing a curated selection of contemporary artworks by local artists drawing on themes like Women in Art, as well as showcasing a collection of fine objects, No 5 on Hudson aims to evoke an experience that heightens the visual senses and appreciates Art in a space contemplated by soul and design.