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