We’ve rounded up some of the latest homes, exhibitions, and restaurants to visit in Cape Town this month
What to do, who to see and where to eat – Cape Town is never short on newness. August is on the way and in South Africa, it’s Women’s Month.
If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town to make the most of the upcoming public holiday, there’s still a lot to check out and add to your itinerary for the month ahead.
Have a quick look at what the Art House Collection team has curated the best things to experience this month.
Located on Kloof Street, Vadivelu is a hot new Indian restaurant right in the heart of Cape Town. According to the official website, Vadivelu, the name of co-owner Jason’s late father, is a nod to South African and Indian ancestry.
The cosy eatery has bright and bold interiors, has a host of Indian dishes that are delightful to try, get into the samoosas for starters or dive into the fragrant lamb curry as a main course. There’s a nice variety for both vegetarians and meat eaters, so have a look at the menu when you book. Space is limited so it’s advisable to secure your spot by booking a reservation via their official website.
If you’re in the Mother City, don’t miss a solo exhibition of new paintings by Zander Blom. The South African contemporary painter is known for taking a unique approach to painting, and challenging the ideals of traditional art or painting techniques.
His latest exhibition, Monochrome Paintings, opens on Saturday 12 August, 10am to 1pm at the Stevenson. The gallery is located in Woodstock with opening hours Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm or Saturdays 10am to 1pm.
If you’re in the city this month, don’t miss Zander Blom’s walkabout of Monochrome Paintings on the day of the opening (12 August) at 12pm.
Inspired by singer Björk’s 1995 hit song, WHATIFTHEWORLD’s latest group exhibition is titled Oh So Quiet. The group exhibition features a variety of artists, including Brundyn Arts & Culture fellow, Hanna Noor Mohamed.
Located in the heart of Cape Town city centre, the gallery is open from Monday to Saturday and Oh So Quiet runs from 15 July to 29 August 2023.
Another addition to the AHC roster, Horizon is a Green Point villa is a showcase of breathtaking city and ocean views, while its unique design focuses on indoor-to-outdoor living. The gorgeous abode boasts a spacious deck, five en-suite bedrooms and its overall design prioritises entertaining (and relaxation). Want to book this home for the coming holiday and summer season? You can find out more about this luxury villa here.
Need a long overdue break from the city? This countryside home-away-from-home is perfect for everything from a weekend getaway to an all-summer-long vacation. An Art House exclusive, La Motte Homestead is roughly an hour away from Cape Town and a 24-minute drive from Stellenbosch. The four-bedroom luxury villa has sprawling views of the Winelands, 2 heated pools and a sauna. The perfect space for rest and relaxation - book your next getaway here