• The Castle of Good Hope

    The Castle of Good Hope is South Africa’s oldest surviving building built by the VOC shortly after the Dutch, under Jan van Riebeeck, landed at the Cape. The building’s original decor has been restored and it is now a popular museum. The Castle also often hosts events and special exhibitions. Its position was the original shoreline – the Foreshore area of Cape Town is all reclaimed land. There is a lovely tea room and courtyard with a good view of Table Mountain.

  • 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.

  • Ebony City Centre

    Exclusive local design stands alongside classic and contemporary fine art in EBONY CURATED’s three gallery spaces; the resulting atmosphere is one that simultaneously exudes energy and elegance. Sourcing artwork from across South Africa and rest of the African continent, EBONY CURATED’s art and design collection is engaging and vibrant, with a distinctly African twist.

  • Iziko Koopmans de Wet House

    The oldest house museum in the country, Iziko Koopmans de Wet House was originally built as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th century. This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some who lived in the house at the time, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued. The house opened its doors as a museum in 1914, after the deaths of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-de Wet and her sister Margaritha. It is the oldest house museum in the country. Marie Koopmans-de Wet, after whom the Museum is named, was well known during the South African War for her help to the orphans and widows of the Boer republics. 35 Strand Street, Cape Town 8000 Open Thur to Fri 09h00 to 16h00 Closed Sat, Sun, Workers’ Day Read more [...]

  • 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

  • Streetwires

    Working artists’ studio with over 20 wire and bead artists, creating some of the most beautiful craft available in South Africa. Visit the shop and studio and speak to the artists while viewing their work.