Mythological Landscape

Cape Town

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

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1. Africa

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On pedestrianised St George’s Mall, opposite Waterkant St, is Brett Murray’s quirky statue Africa. This African-curio bronze statue, sprouting yellow Bart…

2. Jetty Square

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In this square a school of steel sharks by sculptor Ralph Borland respond to passersby by swivelling on their poles.

4. Koopmans-de Wet House

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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…

5. Pier Place

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This pedestrianised square is scattered with lifelike statues by Egon Tania of people going about their daily lives (chatting on a cellphone, reading the…

6. 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…

7. Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Converted from a barn in 1780, the first Lutheran church in the Cape has a carved wood pulpit that's a masterwork by the German sculptor Anton Anreith. A…

8. 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,…