Art, Craft & Design Tours

Art, Craft &
Design Tours

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;
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) located in the V&A Waterfront; Southern Guild’s limited edition designs; the Norval Foundation’s premier contemporary collection

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

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, key art collections, enlightening museums.
Engage with hand-picked trailblazers; meet and greet artists in their studios
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. 
Or visit a treasure trove of exquisite rock art paintings near Cape Town.  

Meet the Makers Tour

Get a taste of diverse landscapes & handscapes within South Africa:
The Urban — the buzzing, big-city culture of Johannesburg and Pretoria
The Rural — landmark locations and personalities around the Limpopo province in the far north of the country
See how creativity and cultures flourish intersections at the cutting edge.

In Johannesburg, with its standout skyline and cosmopolitan mix, take in two significant art fairs: FNB Art Joburg, and LATITUDES – both platforms showcasing the best of contemporary African art.
Visit some powerful museums, prominent galleries, creative hotspots, vibrant precincts, and a high-end culture hub /sculpture park.
In Pretoria, view signature contemporary artworks, the historically significant Mapungubwe Collection, plus the AshantiGold Barbier-Mueller Collection of jaw-dropping gold objects.

In the Limpopo region, meet a wealth of makers:  
At Mogalakwena, watch creative hands at work   
At Mapungubwe, see the remains of an ancient civilization in a sacred spot
At Madi a Thavha, unpack Venda, Tsonga & Shangaan heritage & cultures
Around Elim, interact with Thomas Kubayi & protégés
At the Vhutsila Art Centre, visit acclaimed artist Noria Mabasa
At Thohoyandou’s Art & Culture Centre, hear from Avhashoni Mainganye about local initiatives & engage with home-grown artists 

Enjoy distinctively different safaris
A ‘Fossil safari’
in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind and World Heritage Site, at a treasure-trove that is revealing the origins of the human race.
A ‘Creative safari’ in the Limpopo, at Leshiba, that combines up-close wildlife encounters with Venda art. Stay in an Eden-like retreat hidden in a valley on top of a mountain, in a village that is a tribute to Venda art and design, discovering local myths, magic, and legends.

Give Back via a percentage of this tour’s proceeds that goes towards upliftment projects within artistic communities in the Limpopo region via An Artists’ Fund administered by social development entrepreneurs.

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Discover the world of South African ceramics, one of the most dynamic and diverse on the pottery planet. Take part in a learning journey around Cape Town that dovetails with an explosion of collaborative events hosted by Ceramics Southern Africa’s (CSA) activities in the month of November.
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