Zeitz MOCAA: The Largest Showcase of Art on the Continent

Zeitz MOCAA Birthday Entry

Entry to this world-class art museum is free on your birthday!

Touted as Cape Town’s very own Tate Modern, MoMA or Centre Pompidou, Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) opened at the V&A Waterfront in September 2017, and is one of the most exciting cultural developments to have happened to the Mother City in decades.

Located in a former grain silo, the massive eight-storey space has undergone a state-of-the-art overhaul, courtesy of esteemed British industrial designers Heatherwick Studio, and houses 6 000 square metres of exhibition space with galleries on every floor, and an event space and rooftop restaurant and bar.

Just in Time

Providing cultural stimulation to art appreciators young and old, the impressive museum serves as yet another world-class attraction for tourists and locals in Cape Town. A feather in its cap was when it was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Destinations in 2018!

The current exhibition, Home Is Where The Art Is, showcases 2 000 artworks from Capetonians of all backgrounds and artistic abilities.

Birthday special

From 1 March 2021, stop by on your birthday (or any day during your birthday month) with a valid South African ID or any African passport and you’ll enjoy a complimentary day of fun at the museum.

Become a Zeitz MOCAA member

Become a member for R290 per year and receive the following benefits:

  • unlimited free admission to exhibitions
  • preferential queue at the entrance
  • access to special member events, such as talks, tours and extended opening hours

Zeitz MOCAA Interior Architecture

Did you know?

The grain silo complex was, at 57 metres, once the tallest building in sub-Saharan Africa. After its opening in August 1924, it became integral to South Africa’s industrial and agricultural development and allowed for significant economic activities in Table Bay Harbour. Although operations ceased as of 2001, today it remains an impressive icon, easily recognisable on the Mother City’s skyline.

Covid protocols

  • Wear your mask.
  • Your temperature will be taken on arrival.
  • Practice social-distancing.
  • Only 100 people are allowed into the museum at any one time.
  • Make use of the sanitisation stations.
  • Pay for admission and other purchases with contactless payment options.
  • If you buy a ticket online, keep a digital copy on your mobile device that can be scanned on arrival, or print your ticket before your visit.

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Silo District S Arm Road V&A Waterfront Cape Town


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Time of publication: 23 March 2021