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  • Platinum ticket to Zeitz MOCAA’s opening
  • Exclusive art tours
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  • Meet and greet airport service
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To celebrate the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art – Jacada Travel has put together a special trip with access to its exclusive opening and all the festivities, as well as private tours showcasing Cape Town’s burgeoning art scene.

Visiting some of the city’s best and most interesting galleries and studios with an expert art guide, you’ll get a chance to chat with the curators and artists themselves and experience a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look into the city’s amazing creative scene.

The below was put together to complement the activities surrounding the opening weekend of the Zeitz MOCAA Museum with five nights in the the ‘Mother City’, arriving on 13th September before, a final two nights relaxing among the verdant vineyards of the Winelands. We recommend booking this exclusive trip in advance, as spaces are strictly limited!

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-6

Cape Town

Flights & Transfers

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Meet and greet at Cape Town airport

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Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel

Accommodation in Cape Town

Five nights in Cape Town Five nights in Cape Town

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a city that can really take your breath away. The horizon dominated by the iconic table-top mountain rising up in the background, whilst in the foreground are the crisp waters of the cape, the laid-back bustle of the city’s waterfront skirted by sandy beaches and picturesque suburbs. Spend your first day at leisure before your weekend of fun begins.

Art studios of Cape Town Art studios of Cape Town

Spend the day visiting some of our favourite studios around town. You’ll end your day with a trip to Lionel Smit’s gallery, where the artist himself will join you for a chat. A few of the places you’ll visit include the Bronze Age Foundry (an art gallery and foundry that specialises in bronze sculpture casting), The Stevenson Gallery and What if The World Studio.

Art gallery tour with lunch at Ellerman House Art gallery tour with lunch at Ellerman House

Visit the Everard Read Gallery, Gallery Momo and Liza Grobler’s art studio in Cape Town, followed by a guided tour of Ellerman House’s collection and a la carte lunch at Ellerman House.

Zeits MOCAA Atrium, Cape Town, South Africa
Zeitz MOCAA Atrium opening and dinner Zeitz MOCAA Atrium opening and dinner

On the evening of Friday 15th, you’ll attend the unveiling of the Zeitz MOCAA Atrium followed by a black tie Founder’s Dinner on the museum roof.

Exterior view of the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
Zeitz MOCAA Gala Zeitz MOCAA Gala

Spend the day getting a first view of the numerous exhibits at Zeitz (the museum will house 80 galleries), including the sculpture garden. You’ll have access to special talks and performances throughout the day.

This evening you’ll attend another fabulous red carpet event, the Zeitz MOCAA Gala.

Table Mountain Tour Table Mountain Tour

Spend your last day in Cape Town enjoying the Zeitz at your leisure. The museum will be hosting a farewell “braai” on the museum plaza throughout the day, so come ready to eat. End your time in the city with the absolutely spectacular views towards Robben Island, over Camps Bay and the beach and along the Twelve Apostles in the direction of Hout Bay from Cape Town's most iconic landmark.

Days 6-8

The Winelands

Private transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands Private transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands

Your private guide and vehicle will meet you and privately transfer you to the Winelands.

Accommodation in The Winelands

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Two nights in South Africa's Winelands Two nights in South Africa's Winelands

Enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Winelands. This is one of the most historic areas of South Africa as it’s where many of the original Dutch settlers first made their homes. Pretty towns and villages adorn the countryside, their white washed Dutch colonial buildings contrasting against the lush greens of vineyards, fields and forests.

There are a huge variety of different vineyards to visit here, ranging from small boutique wineries where you may be shown round by the owners themselves to larger, more modern estates. Aside from grapes, all manner of fresh produce is made here, much of which you will find adorning the plates of the excellent restaurants in the area. In fact, this is something of a culinary hotspot, and you’ll have our recommendations for the best spots.

Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands

Today you have a full day in the Winelands with one of our expert wine guides. We will communicate your wine preferences before the tour, so that your guide has time to set up any special appointments. That way, you will have the best experience possible. Typically the regions explored are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, but this depends on your wine tastes. On a usual tour, the first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Next head over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago. It's lovely setting and café lined streets will charm you and afford the opportunity to do some shopping too. Optional chocolate, cheese and olive tastings can also be arranged with your guide ahead of time.

Flights & Transfers

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Private transfer to Cape Town airport

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