Cape Town is fast becoming a favourite art destination with the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) opening this September at a refurbished Grain Silo complex. In what the V&A Waterfront hope to be 'Africa’s most significant museum in over one hundred years', the contemporary art museum is yet another reason to visit South Africa.
From world class art, sky diving, safari tours, wine tasting, clubbing or sightseeing, the South African capital (alongside Pretoria and Bloemfontein) has it all. It’s also a popular destination for newlyweds looking for a gourmet foodie scene and beach views to match.
The vineyards and the Cape Peninsula, both a short drive away, are extraordinary places to explore by road and public transport too.
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The V&A Waterfront funded the $38.4m project, converting a 1920s grain silo into a state-of-the-art museum. Cape Town hopes it will become the world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa.
What is Zeitz MOCAA?
MOCAA stands for the 'Museum of Contemporary Art Africa' and is similar to London's Tate Modern, MoMA in New York and the Prado in Madrid.
What will you see at Zeitz MOCAA?
Zeitz MOCAA will comprise 80 galleries over nine floors. As well as galleries for temporary shows, the museum will include spaces for the permanent collection and six centres devoted to fashion, photography, performance, the moving image, education and curatorial training.
When will Zeitz MOCAA open?
The opening weekend takes place from 22 to 25 September 2017 and will offer free entry for everyone.
Regular hours begin on 27 September 2017: Wednesday to Monday 10 am to 6 pm; closed Tuesdays with “Late Night Fridays” open until 10 pm.
How much will it cost?
Single Day Entry: ZAR 180
Annual Membership: ZAR 250
Free entry to all under 18’s and free for all South Africans between 10 am and 1 pm every Wednesday. Everyone can go half price on ‘Late Night Fridays’.
Where can you stay in Cape Town?
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From boutique hotels to budget hostels, there is a fantastic range of places you can stay in Cape Town. You can secure a bed or dorm from only €13 per night when you book with HostelsClub.