Cape Town

On pedestrianised St George’s Mall, opposite Waterkant St, is Brett Murray’s quirky statue Africa. This African-curio bronze statue, sprouting yellow Bart Simpson heads, is typical of Murray’s satirical style and caused much public debate on its unveiling in 2000.

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Nearby Cape Town attractions

1. Krotoa Place

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In the City Bowl along St George's Mall there's a plaque at Krotoa Place commemorating the 17th century Khoe-San woman Krotoa van Meerhof, who acted as an…

2. Koopmans-de Wet House


Step back two centuries from 21st-century Cape Town when you enter this classic example of a Cape Dutch town house, furnished with 18th- and early-19th…

3. Mythological Landscape

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This tree-like bronze and corten steel sculpture by John Skotnes is situated in a corner of Thibault Square.

4. Former Standard Bank

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Home to a branch Standard Bank from 1883 to 2011, this grand neo-classical style building, designed by Charles Freeman is topped by a statue of Britannia…

5. New Zealand House

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This grand example of art deco architecture was designed by WH Grant in a style known as Cape Mediterranean.

6. SA Mission Museum

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The South African Missionary Society was founded by Reverend Vos in 1799 with the aim of converting slaves to Christianity. This church, dating from 1804,…

7. Kimberley House

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This art deco building facing Greenmarket Sq is constructed from sandstone and decorated with an attractive diamond-theme design.

8. Namaqua House

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On the corner of Shortmarket St, Namaqua House is of the City Bowl's many art deco gems. Baran’s cafe here has a wraparound balcony providing a great view…