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Art, Craft & Design Tour 

Open a window into the design heart of South Africa, where creativity is at the cutting edge of a cultural revival.

In Cape Town, interact with the cream of local talent while seeing its breathtaking sights, landmark locations and buzzy streetscapes.
Dovetail with the Cape Town Art Fair showcasing Africa’s vibrant contemporary art landscape; Southern Guild’s limited edition designs; and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) located in the V&A Waterfront.

In the Winelands, visit personal art collections, studios of seminal artists, sculpture-filled gardens set among among über-chic wineries and historic homesteads.

In Johannesburg, get a taste of the city’s vibrant cosmopolitan mix, shape of its skyline and standout shops. 
See democracy at work in an art collection with-a-human-rights-theme. Go on gallery walkabouts, explore top creative hubs.

In the Cradle of Humankind and World Heritage Site, delight in a high-end culture destination – a sculpture park where art meets anthropology and celebrate your last night under African skies.

See the country’s highlights and hidden gems in late summer.
Enjoy privileged access, renowned art collections and enlightening museums.
Engage with hand-picked trailblazers, whose products are both contemporary and traditional.
Hear how craft provides a third way between entrepreneurship and aid.
Savour a fusion of flavours in top rated restaurants, sampling award winning wines along the way.

Opt for the experience of a lifetime with a safari extension. Get up close to The Big Five in a magnificent wilderness area of your choice.
Be enchanted and beguiled by the magic of Africa. 

Ceramics in the Cape Tour

Discover the world of South African ceramics, one of the most dynamic and diverse on the pottery planet. 

In Cape Town, participate in a series of events that Ceramics Southern Africa is organising around its National Exhibition, to be opened by Magdalene Odundo OBE. Join their festivities in the month of November during the 2014 World Design Capital spotlight.

Workshop alongside select specialists masterminded by Anthony Shapiro, in the rustic setting of Art in the Forest.
Enjoy special access to exhibits by Iziko Museum at the Castle of Good Hope and the Rust-en-Vrede art gallery & Clay museum.
Visit a variety of studios with diverse perspectives, styles and products.
Discover how ceramics are a tool for social regeneration, job creation and community upliftment.
Explore industrial neighbourhoods where creativity and entrepreneurship flourish as well as priceless collections.

Be bowled over during your stay in the Winelands, with its world class vineyards, historic homesteads, über-chic estates, sculpture-filled gardens, studios of seminal artists and eclectic galleries.
T
ake part in an Afro-Oriental master class led by a ceramics supremos Ian Garrett, David Walters & Ella-Lou O’Meara, exploring time honoured, low tech ceramic traditions that interconnect three continents – via the symbolic Zulu Ukhamba vessel.

Alternative activities are available for those not wanting to participate in hands-on events. A percentage from this tour goes to the growth of the next generation via an Emerging Potter’s Fund.

We’ll be offering a similar tour in November 2017 to this one that took place in November 2014. Meanwhile do look over these details to get an idea of the sorts of activities you’ll be able to take part in.