South African National Gallery

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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

My Experience:

I found that, should you be going from Stellenbosch, the ultimate approach is to go it on a Saturday and make a day outing to Cape Town. I love taking the train, and, upon arrival, visiting Greenmarket Square’s flea market. Afterwards I stroll down Long Street checking out the antique shops and maybe enjoy a drink or two. After a nice lunch at the Eastern Food Bazaar On Adderly Street, I like to spend the entire afternoon admiring the work in the Gallery. You can then end an enjoyable afternoon with a pleasant stroll back to the station, where there is cheap cigarettes and R3 coffee for sale… and get back on the train with your head filled with inspiration.


  • Don’t take pictures of the Bergies outside of the Gallery – they get angry.



Click here for an interactive map and directions

  • Pin B is at the front of the Gallery, you will have to find parking elsewhere.

Experienced on 24 June 2011

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