Leading local specialists

Based in Cape Town South Africa, Timeless Africa Art Experiences is the leading local specialist in bespoke art itineraries. Over the years, we have established close relationships with museums, galleries, artists and collectors; and have earned a reputation for excellence in every detail. We bring passion and in-depth knowledge, as well as a proven track record of hosting luxury art specialist tours for prestigious patrons of the arts such as the Tate, Guggenheim and Centre De Pompidou. For us, ‘Timeless’ means sharing our expansive and diverse art world through custom experiences created around individual interests.

Unforgettable opportunities

South Africa is home to famously ancient and beautiful artworks, as well as a host of challenging contemporary artists. Our guests have the unforgettable opportunity to explore this diversity with visits to collections in private homes, national and contemporary galleries, artists studios, historical monuments and natural sights. This offers a wonderful overview and insight of South African culture and art from the African continent.

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Luxury art and cultural tours

“Timeless Africa Art Experiences has been creating luxury art and cultural tours to South Africa for museums from all over the world for years. We have created an incredible programme, based on my personal experience of over two decades of organising YPO and WPO events; plus our local knowledge and connections in the art world.”
-MARCO VAN EMBDEN, C.E.O.

Marco created the company in 2002 and is joined by a dynamic team of consultants with over 60 collective years industry experience.

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Highlights & Itineraries

OUR PAST GUESTS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED WITH:

  • A prominent welcome address by David Goldblatt O.B.M., world-renowned photographer.
  • Home studio visits with artists – a highlight being William Kentridge’s studio.
  • 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 famous South African artist, Willie Bester, amid his sculptures.
  • Dining with artist, Nicholas Hlobo, in his home studio, a converted synagogue.
  • Dining at the Castle of Good Hope in the Lady Anne Barnard ballroom, with past South African president and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, F.W. De Klerk.

 

Image: Nicholas Hlobo

ITINERARIES HAVE INCLUDED:

  • Touring the Apartheid Museum and the Constitutional Court, highlighting the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
  • An exclusive talk by Hector Pieterson’s sister, Antoinette Sithole, at the memorial where 12-year-old Hector
  • Pieterson was shot in 1976 and captured in a photograph that rocked the world.
  • Empowerment initiatives such as walking through a Township with the children of LALELA Project, which provides educational arts to youth affected by extreme poverty; sparking creative thinking and awakening the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A dazzling farewell party hosted at a collector’s magnificent home with Three Tons of Fun, Cape Town’s most-loved female singing group.
  • Extended stays that include a Big 5 African safari at one of South Africa’s top luxury game lodges, trips to Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

 

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