We’re all looking forward to the day when we can welcome you to our shores. Until then, we want you to get to know Cape Town better. Take a closer look at our natural beauty, delve into our history, culture and attractions, and start creating your bucket list for your next visit, after all- we are worth waiting for!
Long March to Freedom
The Long March to Freedom is a collection of 100 life-size bronze statues exhibited in Century City in Cape Town. It the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. The individual bronze artworks depict South African and international icons from the Khoi leaders of the 1600’s, to the men and women who led the struggle through the dark apartheid years and international leaders. The procession is statement of the country’s diverse history and cultures.
St George’s Cathedral
Known as the “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid, St. George’s Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Southern Africa and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town. The cathedral was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the foundation stone was laid in 1901. On 13 September 1989 a mass demonstration, led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu began from St George’s Cathedral. The march united more than 30 000 citizens of Cape Town in a demonstration of their commitment to peace and justice for all.
The Arch for the Arch
The Arch for the Arch was unveiled in Cape Town on October 7th 2017 in celebration of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 86th birthday. The structure stands as a tribute to Tutu’s legacy as a freedom fighter and human rights activist. The 9 meter tall arch is made up of 14 wooden beams that symbolises the 14 chapters of the South African Constitution.
The Fort Wynyard was originally called the ‘Kijk-in-de-Pot’ Battery. It was built in 1795 in what is now known as Granger Bay. The name Kijk-in-de-Pot referenced the blubber pots of the whaling station directly below the battery. In 1827 the British decided to dismantle the battery. After rearming the battery in 1861, it was renamed to Fort Wynyard – after Lieutenant-General Robert Henry Wynyard. On 14 May 1976 Fort Wynyard was proclaimed as a national monument.
Located in the V&A Waterfront, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) opened its doors in September 2017 and is the largest contemporary art gallery in Africa. The gallery spans nine floors and collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its diaspora. It also hosts international exhibitions, develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes and encourages intercultural understanding.