South Africa Art Safari

Book this trip and Ker & Downey® Africa will donate 1% of the trip’s booking value to the Project Brave Foundation on your behalf. 

Duration 13 Days
Price from $10,300
When All year round

About this trip

What makes this trip life-changing?

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The ground you’ll cover

Our 13 Day Luxury South Africa Art Safari has been hand-crafted for the seasoned traveler with a love for both contemporary and traditional art, fine food, world-class wines and an appreciation for African wildlife. Based in Cape Town, our team of travel experts has hand-selected elite art and culinary experiences to shape our most cultured trip to date. Visit Cape Town and discover the thriving art and design scene and indulge in the finest food set forth in the city’s top fine-dining restaurants. Continue your art safari in the Cape Winelands as you visit our recommended collection of wine estates, galleries, restaurants, and private art sanctuaries. After your cultural feast in South Africa’s Western Cape, we take you north-east, for your luxury safari in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Check into state-of-the-art, Cheetah Plains Lodge that boasts artworks from the likes of Lionel Smith and Dylan Lewis - both prolific artists in South Africa’s artistic field. Last but not least, spend your last two nights in Johannesburg as you visit noteworthy contemporary art galleries, local craft markets and connect with the founders of Project Brave Foundation, a leading community upliftment program based in Johannesburg.  

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A day-by-day break down of this trip.

Day one

Arrive Cape Town

Check in Ellerman House

Your luxury art safari starts with your arrival at Cape Town International Airport where a Ker & Downey® Africa representative will escort you through the airport for your private transfer to luxury boutique hotel Ellerman House. Located at one of Cape Town’s most exclusive addresses, Bantry Bay, Ellerman House overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and occupies a large property which has been described as ‘the essence of luxury’. Check into your Classic House Room and enjoy the hotel’s attention to detail and personalized services. On the property, you will discover the Ellerman House art collection which houses South African art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. During your stay, let in-house art guide, Talita Swarts, guide you through the extensive collection spread across the property or

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Art Safari Ellerman House Day 1

alternatively, enjoy the iPad Art Tour at your own pace. Look out for artworks by Dylan Lewis and Lionel Smith as these artists will play a significant role throughout your journey. Enjoy lunch on the lawn or spend your afternoon relaxing at the specialist Ellerman House spa. This evening, you will dine at Ellerman House. You will be served fine cuisine from head chef, Grant Daniels, who will introduce you to locally inspired dishes - the perfect introduction to your South African art safari. 

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Experiences

Ellerman House Art Tour

Guided art tour

Discover the Ellerman House art collection which houses South African art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Follow in-house art guide, Talita Swarts, through the extensive collection spread across the property or alternatively, enjoy the iPad Art Tour at your own pace.

Ellerman House Sunset Drinks

Sunset drinks

Make your way to the lower terrace and choose from a selection of craft gins to enjoy while taking in the view of the Atlantic Ocean at sunset. 

Ellerman House Dining

Dining at Ellerman House

Enjoy a fine dining experience from head chef, Grant Daniels, who will introduce you to locally inspired dishes - the perfect introduction to your South African art safari.

Ellerman House Spa

Spa experience

Spend your afternoon relaxing at the specialist Ellerman House spa. Choose from an array of rejuvenating treatments from skin care therapy to specialized massages. 

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Wine gallery

Sample from over 7500 bottles of wine at Ellerman House's wine gallery. The award-winning collection ranges from established to emerging labels and celebrates over 350 years of South African wine making. 

Accommodation

Ellerman House Exterior

Exterior of Ellerman House, South Africa | Meal basis: Bed + Breakfast

Ellerman House View

Front lawn overlooking the ocean. 

Ellerman House Bedroom

Bedroom with private patio overlooking the ocean.

Ellerman House Bathroom

Ensuite bathroom with shower.

Ellerman House Lounge

Lounge area in Ellerman House.

Ellerman House Gallery

In-house art gallery.

Ellerman House Wine Gallery

Bar at the private wine gallery. 

Ellerman House Library

Library area with fireplace. 

Day two

Cape Town

Art + Design

Your first morning in Cape Town welcomes you with 180 degree sea views and a fresh breakfast spread. Today, your personal guide is at your disposal for the start of your art safari in Cape Town. This morning we suggest a visit to Africa’s first and only, Museum of Contemporary African Art, the Zeitz MOCAA, as well as Southern Guild - a gallery showcasing the best of high-end South African design in a meticulously curated space. Familiarise yourself with leading South African designers including Porky Hefer, Otto du Plessis, Chuma Maweni to mention only a few. The Silo district also houses a collection of designer shops including exotic leather brand, Kat van Duinen’s flagship store, or the Watershed, an indoor market housing a large collection of locally made products. 

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Art Safri Day 2

For lunch, we treat you to a culinary journey at The Pot Luck Club, voted amongst the top 15 restaurants in South Africa, and among the best in the world. After lunch, you can browse the famous Biscuit Mill market at your own pace, discovering arts and crafts from local designers. Located in Woodstock, you can also choose to visit our selection of contemporary art galleries, namely, Blank Projects, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Michael Stevenson Gallery, and Goodman Gallery. Following your inspiring day amongst Africa’s leading art and design pieces, retreat to Ellerman House to spend your afternoon at leisure. For dinner, we delight you with a dining experience at FYN - Cape Town’s newest fine-dining restaurant under innovative chef, Peter Tempelhoff.

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