South African Arts & Crafts
South African Arts & Crafts

South Africans make an impressive range of arts and crafts from standard materials such as beads, grass, leather, fabric wood and clay, as well as telephone wire, plastic bags, petrol cans and bottle tops – even food tin labels.

Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind
Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind

Not far from the busy city is an oasis of nature where one can enjoy art in a natural setting.

Arts on Main, Johannesburg
Arts on Main, Johannesburg

Johannesburg's Arts on Main combines studio, commercial, residential and retail spaces in a renovated warehouse, creating a creative hub in the heart of the city.

Design Indaba 10x10 project Design in South Africa
Design in South Africa

Design in South Africa is a unique expression of who we are as a nation. Our immense diversity is our biggest creative asset.

The Cape Town City Hall Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014
Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town is South Africa's oldest city, where many original architectural designs remain in living testament to its colonial history.

Circa on Jellicoe is a stand-alone extension of the Everard Read Gallery. Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

For painters and sculptors, an exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery means you've made it in South Africa. 

Arts & Craft Routes
Arts & Craft Routes

Drawing from the strength of diversity, South Africa has developed a series of world-class culture, arts and craft routes in all corners of the country.

Design in Cape Town
Design in Cape Town

Design in Cape Town has certainly come of age, and the Mother City has been acknowledged by receiving the title of World Design Capital for 2014.

Rosebank African Craft Market, Johannesburg
Rosebank African Craft Market, Johannesburg

Browse the many stalls at Rosebank African Craft Market and walk away with great bargains and happy memories.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum
The Cape Town Diamond Museum

See how diamonds are crafted into beautiful jewellery at the Cape Town Diamond Museum, at the Clock Tower Centre in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Art Versatile Art Versatile, East London
Art Versatile, East London

This young Xhosa artist has a game plan, good art education grounding, a style of his own and ambitions to sell his work around the world.

Beads, craftwork, rural Zulu women, Zulu beads, Zulu Gone Rural Safari Curios
Gone Rural Safari Curios

Gone Rural Safari Curios and owner Oscar Ncgobo are proof that bead projects can be used to uplift women in particular and rural communities in general.

Rietbron Handcraft, wirework, Eastern Cape Rietbron Wire Handcraft
Rietbron Wire Handcraft

Rietbron Handcrafts in the tiny Karoo town of Rietbron in the Eastern Cape produce wire art that is delicate yet strong, and all shiny with sequins, beads and metal thread.

Elizwe Ceramics, Cookhouse, Eastern Cape Elizwe Ceramics, Eastern Cape
Elizwe Ceramics, Eastern Cape

Elizwe Ceramics, located on a farm outside Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape, uses the art of working with clay to upskill unemployed people.

Yeoville, Johannesburg
Yeoville, Johannesburg

For an authentic pan-African experience take yourself off to Johannesburg’s dynamic suburb of Yeoville – a melting pot of African nations, food, goods and music.

The Dlamini figurines for which Zulu-lulu is famous Zulu-lulu Ceramics, KwaZulu-Natal
Zulu-lulu Ceramics, KwaZulu-Natal

A visit to the Zulu-lulu ceramic studio should be on the itinerary of anyone visiting the Midlands, the central area in KwaZulu-Natal province that is known for its arts and crafts.

An evening view of Circa on Jellicoe. Circa on Jellicoe, Johannesburg
Circa on Jellicoe, Johannesburg

As well as being an art gallery, Circa on Jellicoe is a modern, multi-purpose building that hosts public events and small private functions.