Zeitz MOCAA: the Largest Showcase of African Art on the Continent

Zeitz MOCAA: the Largest Showcase of African Art on the Continent The Royal Portfolio

This world-class contemporary-art museum is one of the most exciting cultural attractions in South Africa.

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 has been causing quite a stir ever since.

Located in the former grain silos, the massive nine-storey space has undergone a state-of-the-art overhaul, courtesy of esteemed British industrial designer Thomas Heatherwick, and will house 6 000 square metres of exhibition space across seven levels, as well as a restaurant area in the Museum Café, and a charming Sculpture Garden.

Free entry for SA citizens on Wednedays

Capetonians are justifiably notorious for complaining about the steep prices of things to do in our city. So, we were chuffed to hear that the Zetiz organisers have arranged free admission for citizens every Wednesday morning. Under 18s will have free entry on an ongoing basis, while all South African and African citizens can enjoy free admission on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.

Ready, steady Zeitz

The impressive museum is one of the most exciting developments to happen to the Mother City in decades. We have no doubt it will provide cultural stimulation to art appreciators young and old, serving as yet another wonderful Cape Town attraction for international and local visitors alike.

Did You Know?

The grain silo complex was, at 57m, 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.

Good to know Have you got your membership card yet? Pop into the lobby on Monday – Friday, between 10am – 5pm to get one.
Where to find it V&A Waterfront, Cape Town


Wednesday to Monday, 10am – 6pm (closed on Tuesdays)


(Zeitz MOCAA only; valid until 30 September 2018)
Free to all, although it’s still a ticketed event (grand opening weekend, 22 – 25 September 2017)
Free (year-round to under 18s)
R180 (single day entry)
R250 (annual membership)
Free from 10am – 1pm (Wednesdays; South African and African citizens only)
Half-price on Late Night Fridays (TBA)
Book at Webtickets


021 418 7855, info@zeitzmocaa.museum (Zeitz MOCAA)


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 11 October 2017

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