This would be an exceptional artistic journey that you could hardly experience elsewhere. You will stay in some extremely elegant hotels that boost the best art collection in South Africa.
It was Simonides who said, “Painting is silent poetry.” Strolling through the famous Mateya Safari Lodge, guests can marvel at one of the world’s finest collections of African art, embodying the spirit of the continent and reflecting a plethora of cultures and artistic traditions. Exhibiting a range of techniques, from majestic oils to life-size bronze sculptures, each piece in the Mateya collection has been individually selected for its unique and enduring appeal.
The art works in Ellerman House span over two centuries, from the works of the famous Thomas Bowler showcasing Cape Town in the 1800s to contemporary works from artists such as Lionel Smith and William Kentridge. Guests could join a private tour through the Ellerman House art collection starting with the oldest works and ending in the Contemporary Art Gallery, created in 2009. Professional Art Guide could also accompany interested guest for an insider’s tour of Cape Town’s top art galleries. Guest could also choose to further explore art and cultural stories in top art galleries in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, including visits to Grande Provence, La Motte, Delaire Graff Estate and Tokara etc.
Further into the wine region would you start realizing the unlimited art and wine pleasure South Africa does possess. In 2013 a very special painting was returned home to South Africa and Delaire Graff Estate. One of the most iconic pieces of the 20th Century – and the first piece of art to inspire a lifelong passion in Laurence Graff – guests can view Vladimir Tretchikoff’s iconic Chinese Girl. Delaire Graff Estate offers a rare chance for art aficionados to view some of Laurence Graff’s personal art collection in an outstanding setting. Frequently named one of the world’s top art collectors, Laurence Graff’s collection at the Estate is a carefully curated showcase of some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists.
This journey has so much to see that by the end of the stay, Guest could still enjoy a wide collection of Selected Artists at The Saxon Hotel, including Hilton Edwards Mixed-media on canvas, Marcel Greyling Oil paints, Titia Ballot Etchings and Errol Westoll Photo-images.