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The Art of Shopping in Cape Town

The Mother City is the hub of art and culture in South Africa. Here’s where to get hold of your next masterpiece while staying in Cape Town Self-Catering Accommodation.

Montebello Design Centre

You’ll find a choice of 25 arts and crafts workshops and studios at this co-operative. There’s also a historic greenhouse with a nursery on the side and a restaurant to keep you sustained while you browse through the centre.

You could stumble onto the next big thing or watch budding artists practicing their trade at the Ikwezi Art Centre, get your hands dirty at one of the Butterfly centre workshops or admire scenes of the Cedarberg, Klein Karoo or Pondoland at the Lesley Charnock gallery.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

This Investec Art Fair takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15 to 17 February this year. The fair showcases the work of Africa’s finest artists and sculptors, exposing curators, artists and galleries to collectors from across the world.  

StateoftheART Gallery

StateoftheART is South Africa’s largest emporium of painting, sculpture and other art forms. The Gallery also boasts an online version where you can select artworks according to genre, subject and colour and order from the comfort of your own home.

Nothing beats browsing through the original pieces in this contemporary space located on Buitenkant Street though. Make sure to pop in during your trip to Cape Town and see if anything catches your eye.

G2 Art

Here you’ll find a selection of affordable art on paper, sculpture, paintings and ceramics on display in Shortmarket Street. The collections are diverse ranging from sterling silver and wooden pieces to watercolours and mixed medium artworks. It’s the perfect place to boost your African art collection with a few unique budget-pleasing pieces.

Christopher Moller Gallery

With the emphasis on contemporary paintings, this gallery on Kloofnek Road Gardens specialises in emotive pieces that celebrate humanity in all its glory, or lack thereof. You’ll find a few sculptures, landscapes and photographs amongst the fray, but the emphasis remains on paintings that speak to the viewer in some way.

In the Thick of Things

Our luxury accommodation puts you within stone’s throw of the city’s most artistic districts, top galleries and shopping hotspots. Get in touch today to book your next stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation.

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