Every person should visit the Artscape theatre in Cape Town at least one in their lives. Despite technology, theatre has not lost its magic and mystery. The connection between the actors and audience as well as the coordination between technical and lighting managers is simply thrilling. The theatre has something for everyone: musicals, ballet, children’s theatre, dancing and one-man shows. Feast your eyes on the splendour of theatre!
Sun, sea, good food… For a quick West Coast breakaway, the small town of Lamberts Bay is exactly the right choice. Three hour’s drive from Cape Town, it is not too far for a weekend and yet it is one of the many small delightful towns along the the coast little frequented. Probably most famous for the Muisbosskerm open air beach restaurant and a lobster feast each year, it is well worth a visit.
The Sasol Art Gallery in Ryneveld Street has various rooms and halls filled with paintings, special artifacts and just about anything with historic value. If you are remotely interested in the history and heritage of this town, which is particularly rich in culture, a visit to the Gallery is nonnegotiable. There are regular exhibitions (from senior as well as acclaimed artists) on the upper floors of this magnificent building.
Length: 1 hour at least
Distance: In Stellenbosch
If you are an art lover, a visit to the National Gallery should be a regular entry on your calendar. With regular world class exhibitions from local and international artists, the Gallery is a place of inspiration – it doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or amateur in understanding the fine art, it’s bound to inspire, shock or surprise you pleasantly.
Price: Adults R20 Students R10
Length: 30 Minutes+
Distance: 50 km from Stellenbosch (Cape Town City Centre)
Availability: Everyday 10:00 – 17:00 (Not on Public Holidays)
Group size: 1-10
This is one of Stellenbosch’s hidden gems. We see the intimidating high fences, but don’t realise the haven of silence away from the everyday rush. Come here for a mid-week picnic that will sooth your senses and refresh your soul.
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 1 km
Group size: 2 – 20