Irma Stern Museum
This impressive and monumental granite memorial stands on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain at a spot where the mining magnate and...
Cecil Rhodes bequeathed this historic house and its surrounding estate to the nation. It was home to a succession of prime ministers,...
University of Cape Town
For the non-academic there’s no pressing reason to visit the University of Cape Town, but it’s nonetheless an impressive place to walk...
Since the 1970s the Baxter has been the focus of Capetonian theatre. There are three venues – the main theatre, the concert hall and the...
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant
Behind the memorial is the pleasant restaurant in a 1920 thatched-roof cottage and al-fresco tearoom. It’s family run and they...
Cecil Rd · interesting places nearby
Irma Stern Museum information
The pioneering 20th-century artist Irma Stern (1894–1966) lived in this house for almost 40 years and her studio has been left virtually intact, as if she’d just stepped out into the verdant garden for a breath of fresh air. Her ethnographic art-and-craft collection from around the world is as fascinating as her art, which was influenced by German expressionism and incorporated elements of traditional African art. In March 2011, a Stern painting was sold for R34 million (US$4.94 million) at auction in London, creating a record for a South African artist.