Think of the term ‘street art’ in South Africa, and more often than not, you will picture the masterpieces sprayed under bridges and on buildings in the sprawling urban jungles. I spotted the art form in an almost rural setting – and it was magnificent.
During the early 1930s, American designers adopted the original 1920s French art deco architectural style and gave it a fresh identity. The look was embraced by South African designers, who used the classic geometric designs, curved lines and bold colours in local buildings.
There are some must-do outings when visiting Cape Town – such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island – but if you want to experience more of the city, then head off on a township tour.
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