A portfolio of rentals gives travelers an intimate new way to experience South Africa's creative community.
When Elana Brundyn stepped down as CEO of Cape Town's prestigious Norval Foundation museum and into an advisory role last year, her plan was to enjoy some R&R. But Brundyn, one of Africa's preeminent art entrepreneurs, found it hard to sit idle. So she opened her Rolodex, filled with names like Wim Botha and Cinga Samson, two of South Africa's leading contemporary artists, and embarked on a project to connect the country's creative scene with the millions of travelers who visit each year.
The result is Art House Collection, an exclusive portfolio of high-end, art-focused villa rentals across South Africa. “There are so many beautiful homes that are not properly visible,” Brundyn says. “We make sure we match the houses with people who will respect them. That is very important to us.”
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This article appeared in the January/February 2023 issue of Condé Nast Traveler