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Iziko South African National Gallery

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South Africa's premier art museum 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 programme of temporary...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Government Avenue | Company's Garden, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the exhibition had changed and included some temporty exhibitoons. we were taking friends from Europe and we found the viit veyr interesting . well dispalyed, very nice air condition in a hot day , very cheap entrance fee . really worth it !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nicolass208
Reviewed 22 October 2018

You get an idea that nobody cares much about this place as you walk up to the front door on a walkway covered in layers of bird excrement, with the homeless lying here and there. I wanted to see some art by Dutch settlers, considering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We spent an interesting couple of hours strolling through the galleries. Which had some nice paintings. Work by local artists were very good and the textiles very colourful. Having been to mainly galleries in London Paris and New York the amount of paintings were very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nbennett480
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The museum is placed at the Company's Gardens in CT and it is spectacularly placed in front of the mountains but the collection requires some time to grow and develop. Not so interesting in terms of art but very much so of architecture and landscape...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

we went there on a rainy day, not with great expectaitons, but the art was surprisingly good and interesting. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I went here because of the bead work collection. Although it’s a small museum, they do have a nice collection. There was also an exhibit on the sex worker trade, and other contemporary exhibits as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

This art museum was not originally our our list of Cape Town must dos, but we were really glad we were able to pay the South African National Gallery a visit. With adult admission a mere R30 and being shielded from the elements (ideal for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank guavasorbet
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I was surprised to see how small the exhibition was. I did expect something much better from the National Gallery. I would not recommend going. The entry is in a form of a donation.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hhessova
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Some have stated “it’s not like galleries in London, Paris” (no kidding!)...or even Sydney but they haven’t thought about what South Africa has been through in recent times + probable under funding for the Arts. Water crisis at the moment is probably a much higher...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 4 March 2018

There was some interesting work exhibited here, though very small. It would have been nice to know more about the artists and their inspiration.

Date of experience: February 2018
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28 January 2016|
Response from desiree472016 |
I would like to know can I exhibit artwork in your gallery. And if yes ,I would I go about it ?