“I definitely have to cross off this museum”, I thought to myself.
Opened in 2017, the Zeits museum is one of the gems that adds a lot of personality to Cape Town. Situated at the waterfront, this contemporary art space stood in pride against the river. This place, however, comes with a hefty admission charge at the price of 200R. (Considering that a theatre play is 280R, 200 is quite an amount for admission). I was recommended to head up first before slowly making my way down.
The top floor is the museum’s restaurant, and it gives you a pretty good view out there. There are various Instagram spots here. It’s a good place to look at but that’s about it. But after that, I spiraled down upon this artistical titan, and he blew my mind away. There is a lot of politically/historically connected contemporary art styles where stories and messages are told through various mediums.
There are photos, videos, paintings, and even art installations. The museum is presented in a very neat manner, utterly organized and you’ll never be lost. Every floor has the same layout and you would be used to it before you know it.
Most of the exhibitions here are ever-changing and there is also a very interesting children’s museum. It wasn’t as interactive as the ones in Louvre of course but walking across the underground maze, dodging the pipes and going in and out of darkness is probably one of the more interesting experiences for me here.
I spent around 2 hours over here, as the amount of arts isn’t too overwhelming and I can just walk through it in one shot. I won’t say you have to cross it off definitely if you’re ever in Cape Town, but if you’re an art enthusiast or a museum junkie, you definitely have to come once!
Name: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Zeitz MOCAA
Address: V&A Waterfront, Silo District, S Arm Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Opening Hours: 10am–6pm