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Cape Town's history is long and storied, made up of both dark and bright passages which lends itself to an artistic and cultural scene of great depth and creativity.

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Cape Town is a music lover’s paradise, and there’s always something happening, from festivals to concerts to parades. The city’s music scene really shines at its festivals, so here is a list of the top annual music festivals, in order of what time of year they happen. To find out more about what’s happening in Cape Town when you visit, take…

What is the Zeitz MOCAA? The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the largest art museum in Africa, and the largest museum in the world showcasing the art of Africa and its diaspora. The museum is dedicated to researching, collecting, and exhibiting this art, and houses an impressive collection of work from all over the continent and…

South Africa has a vast and impressive literary history spanning generations and producing such talent as Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner, Zakes Mda, as well as Nobel Prize winners, J.M. Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer. But our literary heritage doesn’t stop there. There are lauded poets, such as Mongane Wally Serote and Afrikaan icon Breyten Breytenbach. Multi-talented authors like Sol Plaatje who,…

A Cape Town landmark, the Castle of Good Hope, is a prime example of a “star fort”. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company, it’s the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa. Its position marks the original shoreline before years of land reclamation changed the Table Bay coastline. The Castle of Good Hope from…

The Cape Town Official Visitors’ Guide is published by Cape Town Tourism, the City of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation. The guide is a wealth of information and an essential reading for first-time visitors who want to get to grips with all the city has to offer. The guide offers readers tips on top attractions, accommodation, experiences and tours.

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Cape Diamonds, Cape Town is a workshop for artisanal, bespoke, handcrafted jewellery in South Africa. A unique feature of the ranges offered is the Fynbos range of diamond engagement rings, reflecting the natural beauty of South Africa’s resources.

Robben Island is famous, or rather infamous, as the holding place for the imprisoned Nelson Mandela. Mandela served 18 of his 27 years in prison incarcerated on the island’s prison, but Robben Island has also housed a hospital, mental institution, leper colony and military base during its rich history.

The San were the earliest group of hunter-gatherers that lived in South Africa. !Khwa Ttu, San Culture and Education Centre seeks to preserve the culture and heritage of this ancient people as well as teach people more things about San history.

Visit the permanent Art at Constantia exhibition at the picturesque Groot Constantia Wine Estate to browse a range of local and emerging South African artists’ work. The exhibition is expertly curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson, who use their combined industry experience to select only the highest quality art pieces.

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