South Africa Art And Wine Tour

SOUTH AFRICA ART AND WINE TOUR

October 2019

This active and exciting luxury trip will include exclusive tours of museums and artists’ studios as well as an optional safari extension. Learn more about the trip and ask questions about this exclusive luxury travel opportunity at a free information session on October 16. Please use the form in the sidebar on the right to RSVP or request more information about the trip. 

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visits to individual professional established and emerging artists’ studios within established Johannesburg collective spaces.
  • Visit Zeitz MOCAA the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art offering ground-breaking curatorial content and unique educational programming
  • Take a walk- through Cape Town city center, learn about South African history and development of the arts from colonial times up to the present
  • Visit the Association of Visual Arts (AVA), the oldest non-profit arts organization
  • Private in-house art tour with canapes at Ellerman House
  • Visit Cape Town’s newest art museum, The Norval next to the Steenberg wine estate.
  • Private cocktail function at Everard Read in Franschhoek
  • Visit La Motte wine estate and its Pierneef museum in Franschhoek.
  • Explore the Franschhoek valley and village, with its breath-taking scenery and warm hospitality, it is also known as South Africa's Gourmet Capital.
  • Visit Dylan Lewis Sculpture garden just outside Stellenbosch. Enjoy a private tour of this world-famous sculptor who has created a garden to offset his animal, human, and transfigure sculptures.
Priced from $6900 per person

OMA membership is required to travel. Members at the Patron level and above are offered first opportunity to book. Airfare is not included. Prices are based on double occupancy. A supplement is charged for single accommodations. Itinerary and travel dates to be confirmed. 

Tentative Detailed Trip Itinerary

Arrival in Johannesburg

Upon arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, off your international flight, please clear customs and immigration and collect your luggage. Proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you are met by a representative, receive documentation and transfer to your hotel. Transfer time is approximately 35 minutes.

The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique and exclusive five-star sanctuary for today’s business or leisure traveler. Conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, major business hubs and shopping centers are a mere 4km away. A sought-after conference center, fully equipped gym, Balinese spa and superb a la carte restaurant completes the full range of guest services

Your evening is at leisure.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa
Grande Chateau Suite - Twin/Double
2 nights

Day 1

Meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel and depart for a full-day Johannesburg Art Tour.

Visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery and artists’ studios.

Visit with Art Trails and in-house curator and professional established and emerging artists’ studios within established Johannesburg collective spaces.

Enjoy lunch at Keyes Art Mile.

Visit the Keyes Art Mile commercial contemporary art galleries and Parkwood Gallery Strip.

Evening at leisure.

Day 2

Meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel for your transfer to Braamfontein and Maboneng.

Visit the Braamfontein Gallery Strip or The Cosmopolitan or the Ellis Park Art district.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Road transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your scheduled flight to Cape Town.

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, please collect your luggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you are met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is possibly the most famous of South Africa's hotels. At the forefront of hospitality, it's regarded as the epitome of elegance, opulence and luxury. It's situated in the heart of Cape Town, with a wide range of attractions within walking distance. Guests arrive through the regal Prince of Wales archway and along the famous Palm Avenue.

The Mount Nelson boasts the largest gardens of any hotel in Cape Town. The Hotel has spent 104 years in the service of travelers. This is why guests can expect only the very finest service during their stay. The Mount Nelson Hotel has a policy to accommodate every request, wherever possible, whatever the circumstances

Your evening is at leisure.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Deluxe Rooms - Twin/Double
2 nights

Day 3

Meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel for your transfer to Silo District.

Private Tour of the Zeitz Museum.

Zeitz MOCAA is the largest and newest contemporary art museum in Africa. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its Diaspora, hosts international exhibitions, develops supporting educational and enrichment programs, and encourages intercultural understanding. Over 100 galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and centers for art education, curatorial excellence, performative practice, photography, the moving image, and the Costume Institute.

Enjoy lunch at Silo or Woodstock Districts.

Visit the Woodstock commercial contemporary art galleries, visit to Conrad Hicks forge or visit Side Street studios. Personal tours with gallery directors and curators will be arranged of current exhibitions where possible.

Conrad Hicks is an artist and blacksmith who forges metal into implements. His pieces are functional, be it a message in a piece of sculpture or a beautiful tool that carries the object into a realm beyond the functional dimension. We will arrange a viewing of Conrad’s iron making forge and process with an intimate tour of how his creates his world-renowned furniture and sculptures. Conrad’s work is in major collections, institutions and public spaces.

Your evening is at leisure.

Day 4

Explore the city of Cape Town further when we include visits to AVA (oldest non-profit arts organization) and meet the director for a personal tour.

Walk through the Company Gardens and visit the South African National Gallery.

South African National Gallery (SANG) is South Africa's premier art museum which houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full program of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles, and architecture. They provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield. This program is complemented by a range of temporary visiting exhibitions.

From here we continue to the District 6 Museum and the new art galleries on Buitenkant street.

On completion of touring we make our way to Ellerman House.

A jewel of Cape Town, the Ellerman House is a spectacular landmark in the elite Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay. With unsurpassed, sweeping views from Bantry Bay, right across the Atlantic Ocean, to Robben Island, guests return time and again.

Meet Ellerman House’s Art Director for a private in-house Art Tour followed by sundowner drinks and canapes in the Wine Bar.

Your evening is at leisure.

Ellerman House
Combination of rooms

Day 5

Meet the representative in the reception area of the hotel from where we make our way to the Norval Foundation Museum, nestled in the Steenberg valley.

The Norval Foundation Museum is South Africa’s newest museum of the newest museum of 20th and 21st-century African art, though primarily South African art. The sculpture garden, in a wetland of indigenous flora, presents figurative, narrative and mythological works on long-term loan and from the Norval family collection – the Homestead. The Skotnes restaurant faces the sculpture garden and the mountain/vineyard view, creating an exceptional experience for the visitor.

From here we make our way to Franschhoek where we visit Grande Provance Estate.

Grande Provence has incorporated art throughout the wine estate with a leading gallery created out of the old stable block.

We continue to La Motte, owned by the Rupert family, who has been making excellent wines for almost three centuries. The Rupert family has also amassed a significant collection of JH Pierneef paintings, watercolors, and prints displayed in the custom-built Pierneef museum on the property.

Famous for its breath-taking natural beauty, singular charm and a reputation as one of the world's great wine and food destinations, South Africa's Western Cape is home to Leeu Estates, an exclusive five- star hideaway and boutique winery.

The exquisite, restored 19th-century Manor House, is the heart of the working wine farm. Under the original pitched Cape farmhouse roofline are a series of sumptuous common areas. The interiors are matched by the equally spectacular surrounding mountain panoramas. The immaculate, professional service, under the close watch of the resident manager, is refined and relaxed.

Enjoy a private cocktail function at Everard Read Gallery in Franschhoek.

On completion return to the hotel and your evening is at leisure.

Leeu Estate
Combination of rooms
2 nights

Day 6

Meet the representative in the reception area of the estate for a full day Stellenbosch tour.

We visit the Dylan Lewis sculpture garden, a private garden owned by the sculptor Dylan Lewis just outside Stellenbosch. A walk around the stunning garden, viewing the life-size bronze life-size sculptures with an explanation of the animal sculptures in their designed natural habitat.

Continue to the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch has a strong collection of the best of 20th century South African artists displayed in a purpose-built museum by Mrs. Huberte Rupert.

We return to the hotel for a private garden and art tour at Leeu Estate followed by a wine tasting in their tasting room.

Your evening is at leisure.

Day 7

Meet the representative in the reception area of the house for your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

Scheduled flight Cape Town to Skukuza / Hoedspruit.

Upon arrival at the Airport, you are met by a representative and transferred to the lodge.

MalaMala Game Reserve

Situated within the MalaMala Game Reserve, MalaMala Main Camp is the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa and the first to make the transition from hunting to photographic safaris.

Appreciate the grandeur of the camp as it consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experiences this side of the equator.

Luxuriate in luxury rooms that offer you all the amenities that will make your stay comfortable and where you can appreciate and enjoy the view of the surrounding wilds where massive trees and rolling green lawns are filled with birdsong, and with the occasional antelope or elephant which seeks the succulence of greenery.

Ngala Safari Lodge

The romance and mystery of Africa come alive in the charming thatched cottages tucked under a dense canopy of tamboti trees at Ngala Safari Lodge. Situated in the Ngala Private Game Reserve and bordering the Kruger National Park, the lodge exudes classical safari charm. The spacious veranda, with its wonderfully comfortable armchairs, looks out onto a popular waterhole where there are regular sightings of wild dog, elephants, black and white rhino, and buck . For pure indulgence, the Safari Suite offers an elegant sitting room, private swimming pool and exclusive use of a safari vehicle. Mouth-watering meals are served in the shade of an enormous weeping boer-bean tree, while a large swimming pool lies on the edge of thick riverine woodland.

Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activity.

MalaMala Main Camp
Luxury Rooms - Twin/Double 
OR
Ngala Safari Lodge
Cottage – Twin/Double
2 nights

Day 8

Your days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities.

Day 9

Meet the representative in the reception area of the lodge for your transfer to the Airport.

Scheduled flight Skukuza / Hoedspruit to Johannesburg.

Upon arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, please collect your luggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you are met by a representative and assisted onto your onward flight.

 

 

Information Session

Tuesday, October 16
7:00–8:00pm      
Free Admission  

Enjoy wine and cheese as OMA Executive Director Maria Mingalone and Irina Yuzhakova from Virtuoso International Travel host an information session about the contemporary art tour of South Africa tentatively planned for October 2019.

RSVP And/Or Request More Information

For more information and/or to RSVP for the October 16 information session, please fill out the form below.

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