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Leading local specialists

“Our specialist art division, Timeless Africa Art Experiences, was created in recognition of international art lovers’ desire to seek out new and exciting ways to experience art. Our unique itineraries combine visits to South Africa’s most prominent galleries and museums in Cape Town and Johannesburg, with opportunities to meet with local artists, curators and prominent collectors, networking with like-minded individuals from around the world. Most of our guests choose to include a variety of African travel add-ons, from big 5 safaris to wine route explorations and gorilla trekking, allowing them to engage fully in Africa’s natural beauty.” – Marco van Embden, Chairman

Art should be experienced in context

All art aficionados understand the beauty and the intrinsic value of museums. Yet, they also understand that the ultimate way to engage with a work of art is in its local context. You deserve the opportunity to engage, in person, with local African art and emerging African artists.

Our art specialist division has planned luxury art and cultural tours to South Africa for museums such as the Tate, Guggenheim, Friends of the Israel Museum, Centre du Pompidou and most recently, SFMOMA. We were also appointed one of the official travel specialists for the opening of Zeitz MOCAA in 2017.

Image: Athi-Patra Ruga

Luxury art and cultural journeys

South Africa is home to famously ancient and beautiful artworks, as well as a host of challenging contemporary artists. Our programmes are based on personal experience, local knowledge and close ties to the art community. Every itinerary we create is unique and customised to the individual or group’s needs and interests. We are also able to assist with exhilarating pre- or post-art-programme extensions to see the abundant wildlife our beautiful country has to offer.

Unforgettable Opportunities

From intimate studio visits, dinners and excursions to home tours with private collectors, curator-led trips to galleries like the Goodman Gallery, Stevenson, SMAC, Whatiftheworld, Gallery Momo, Blank, Everard Read and more, South Africa offers an array of encounters with local art and culture. Each excursion is peppered with colourful conversations with well-respected artists, gallerists, curators, collectors and leaders in the African art world.

Past Trip Highlights

  • A prominent welcome address by a world-renowned photographer.

  • Home studio visits with artists.

  • Exclusive lunches and dinners with private collectors in their residences, showcasing their outstanding collections.

  • Visiting some of the many well-known South African galleries, privately led by the curators and the artists they showcase.

  • Taking a walk through the home of a famous South African artist, amid their sculptures.

  • Dining with an artist in his home studio, a converted synagogue.

  • Dining at the Castle of Good Hope in the Lady Anne Barnard ballroom, with a renowned speaker.

  • Touring the Apartheid Museum and the Constitutional Court, highlighting the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

  • Exclusive talks by historic figures in South Africa’s dynamic and complicated past.

  • Empowerment initiatives such as walking through a township with the children of an educational arts foundation.

  • Extended stays can include spotting the Big 5 on safari in the Sabi Kruger; relaxing on an island in the Seychelles, Mauritius, or Mozambique; trekking with Gorillas in Rwanda; adventures and thrills at Victoria Falls; witnessing the wildlife migration in Tanzania and Kenya; exploring the Okavango Delta in Botswana; taking a desert safari in Namibia.

  • A dazzling farewell party hosted at a collector’s magnificent home with dazzling local musicians providing entertainment.


7 NightsFrom USD 10 000 per person
Originally curated forMarion and friends of Israel Museum
South AfricaCape TownJohannesburgCape Winelands
15 Nights From USD 11 115 per person
Originally curated forSharon, Yuval & Family, Israel
NamibiaSossusvlei and Namib Naukluft National ParkSwakopmund
12 Nights From USD 16 800 per person
Originally curated forSusan & Family, USA
South AfricaCape TownSabi Sand Game ReserveMozambiqueBazaruto and Benguerra Archipelago
13 NightsFrom USD 11 245 per person
Originally curated forA group of friends, USA
South AfricaCape TownSabi Sand Game ReserveZambiaVictoria Falls
18 Nights From USD 31 000 per person
Originally curated forRob, Shannon & Friends, USA
RwandaKigaliKenyaNairobiMaasai Mara National ReserveSouth AfricaCape TownZambiaVictoria FallsBotswanaOkavango Delta
12 Nights From USD 2 690 per person
Originally curated forSaven Family, South Africa

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