Monthly Archives: January 2016

* Abseil off Table Mountain


Step off the top at 1000 metres above sea level, and Abseil into mind-blowing vertical space. The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breath taking, but the views from the abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard

Abseil Afriica Table Mountain Abseil Photographsand the deep blue ocean at your feet with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing.



As a guest at An African Villa, our staff will gladly reserve a flight for you with one of the top abseil companies in the city.

* Shark Diving Adventures

Why not spice up your Cape Town trip with a little adventure!

If staying at An African Villa our staff will gladly book you a day trip on one of the most amazing adventures you are likely ever to undertake! Our recommended Eco-friendly shark diving experts will collect you at the hotel, feed you (no NOT to the sharks!) and drop you off again in the evening.



* The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

The Springbok Experience (a short ride from An African Villa)

A sneak preview of SA Rugby Museum "The Springbok Experience"A world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport.

“There are two main elements that come through whilst touring the museum: the fun side aimed at kids and families, and the historical side of South African rugby” Read Lauren Vogt’s review of the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.

Venue: Portswood House, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: 10am – 6pm
Cost: R 65 | R 40 scholars | R 180 family ticket


Celebrating the Lives and Work of South African Artists

imageLocation: South Africa
n National Gallery – walk there from An African Villa and have lunch or tea afterwards at the lovely Company’s Garden Restaurant?

Until September 30, 2016 Studio – Celebrating the Lives and Work of South African Artists

Nandipha Mntambo
Studio brings the notion of the artist’s workspace as a centre of creativity into the very heart of the art museum. An active workspace for young people that complements an exciting display curated from the holdings of the Iziko Art Collections department forms the basis of this initiative. Facilitating an active engagement between art educators and curators, as well as between South African contemporary practice and art history, the project aims at creating a space for learning and fresh visual expression on the part of our South African youth.

Enquiries: Yentl Kohler, Tel. 021 481 3961 or email;
Philippa Coleman, Tel. 021 481 3830 or email;
Hayden Proud, Tel. 021 481 3965 or email

History will Break your Heart by Kemang Wa Lehulere

Location: South African National GalleryFrom: November 19, 2015 To: January 20, 2016 History will Break your Heart by Kemang Wa Lehulere

Another Homeless Song (for RRR Dhlomo)2 2015 Salvaged school desks (steel), gumboots, clay, paint Kemang Wa Lehulere
Kemang Wa Lehulere’s inaugural exhibition, History will Break your Heart, opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 19 November. Wa Lehulere is the 2015 winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art.

Kemang Wa Lehulere’s work finds its form in several media, including installation, text, video, drawing and performance. His work engages with the spaces between personal narrative and collective history, between processes of amnesia and archive, all the while transitioning between a dream state and an insomnious reality.

History will Break your Heart is an exhibition that takes its cue from the work of Gladys Mgudlandlu, Ernest Mancoba, RRR Dlomo and Nat Nakasa. Looking at these deceased South African-born artists and writers, Wa Lehulere creates a fractured narrative in an attempt to recall past moments, artworks and literature as a way of rethinking the present. Employing strategies of re-enactment, the exhibition consists of Mgudlandu’s and Mancoba’s work in relation to Wa Lehulere’s.

For exhibition enquiries, contact curator, Ernestine White on Tel. 021 467 7234 or email