When Norval Foundation opened its lofty doors in April 2018, arts and culture enthusiasts sat up and took notice. Located in the serene Steenberg wetlands, with sweeping views of the vineyards and Table Mountain National Park beyond, the majestic, modern glass-and-metal structure matches the splendour within – offering an intriguing hint at what’s to come.
Founded by the Norval family and designed by DHK Architects, the museum is home not only to world-class, purpose-built galleries, but also a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, research library, restaurant and bar, shop, and a children’s playground, too.
Dedicated to showcasing art with global appeal in an environment that fosters an appreciation for nature, Norval Foundation is a welcome addition to the homely ’burbs, and is another well-deserved feather in Cape Town’s ever-expanding culture cap.
And, like all world-class galleries, Norval Foundation has a contemporary restaurant attached to it. Named after legendary local artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, it overlooks mountains, vineyards and the impressive sculpture garden.
And now, you and a lucky plus one stand the chance of experiencing the esteemed spot in a very special way – with a private museum tour, followed by dinner for two at The Skotnes Restaurant and Bar.
Soak up the beauty, history, and concepts behind the exciting current exhibitions (including Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture by William Kentridge – the first exhibition internationally to address Kentridge’s output as a sculptor), before enjoying a range of delectable dishes from the bistro menu at the onsite restaurant.
Paying homage to traditional South African dishes, with a modern twist on flavours, you can expect culinary delights of lamb bobotie, peri-peri chicken tacos, oxtail pasta, superfood salad, pork croquettes, with sweet endings of malva pudding, vanilla crème brûlée and homemade ice cream – to name a few.
Are you ready for a kick of culture?
How to win your night at the museum
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Ts & Cs
The winner’s name will be drawn on 1 October 2019, and the prize is redeemable from 1 October 2019 until 31 October 2019 (subject to availability). The total prize is valued at R2 500, and includes a private museum tour, followed by dinner at The Skotnes Restaurant and Bar for two.
This competition and its prizes are being offered by Norval Foundation, which is solely responsible for ensuring that the winner receives his/her prize. The Inside Guide shall not be liable to entrants of this competition for any prizes, loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising from the running, or otherwise, of this competition. The winners will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours. Once we have received your email, we will put you in touch with the organisers to arrange your prize. Please note prizes are nontransferrable. Ts & Cs apply.
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