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Last updated: 30 March, 2024
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

Cape Town is well established as the fine art capital of Africa, and there are few better places to discover the continent’s creative powerhouses than at the Zeitz.

A dramatic architectural conversion of historic grain silos was done by British ‘starchitect’ Thomas Heatherwick in 2017, creating a remarkable home for Africa’s leading collection of artworks from Africa and its diaspora.

Alongside permanent galleries, the Museum runs an exciting schedule of special exhibitions, featuring African artists exploring historic and contemporary themes across mixed media.

From the upper levels you’ll also enjoy panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain.

Logistics

Price from: £10
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The Zeitz MOCAA is located in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront, which is well served by local buses and private taxis. It is also in easy walking distance of the city centre.

Audio tours are available on SoundCloud – bring your own headphones or you will have to buy some there. Private tours can be requested by email.

When to do it

Zeitz MOCAA is open all year round, Thursday to Sunday. Closed Monday to Wednesday. Weekends and public holidays can be busy, and are best avoided if possible.

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Cape Town

Western Cape, South Africa

Aerial view of the whole city at dusk

A vibrant, multicultural city with dramatic scenery, adrenaline adventure galore, Africa’s best art scene, golden beaches world-class wine regions and outstanding gastronomy. All in the shadows of the mighty Table Mountain.

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