Cape Insights has recently introduced some fabulous craft tours to its range of special-interest cultural tours. These tours introduce visitors to South Africa’s rich creative culture, showcasing how aesthetics combine with commercial success to create jobs, empower communities and aid social regeneration.
There are four categories of tours: The Then & Now tour takes you into the heart of Cape Town, where you can visit an 18th century townhouse, an interactive workshop in an artists’ wire and bead studio and some of Cape Town’s well-known urban galleries. A visit to the Waterfront’s Cape Grace hotel is also part of the tour. A sense of history, cultural heritage and Cape Town’s artistry are guaranteed.
One part of the Emerging & Established tours takes in the inner-city precinct of Woodstock – The Old Biscuit Mill and leading contemporary art galleries. These craft hubs are a must-visit for anyone interested in Cape Town’s craft industry. The other part provides a trip to the coastal villages of Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town, showcasing galleries and a foundry in which bronze casting takes place.
Cityscapes tours take in The Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, and hubs in Hout Bay – both focus on collective upliftment initiatives through craft.
Finally, the Wineland Escapes transports you into the winelands of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, where you can visit studios and art collections on premier wine estates.
These are all Day Tours, but customised tours are also popular. Picnics or light lunches and soft drinks are also part of the package.