Category Archives: Art

Rounding the Peninsula

On my last day in Cape Town, I took a wonderful Cape Peninsula tour.  My tour guide was coincidentally from Drakensberg, and he knew of all the hiking trails and cave dwellings that we saw while we were there!  Others … Continue reading

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Bonne Bastille!

Wow, this has certainly been a holiday to remember!  Today I went on a full-day tour of the Cape Winelands, and what better day to enjoy exquisite food and wine than on Bastille Day?  I was pleasantly surprised to learn … Continue reading

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Spotlight on a Local Gallery

Much needs to be said about my favorite gallery in town, the KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA).  In the two times that I have been here, I have seen a number of excellent pieces created by talented local artists. … Continue reading

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Life & Death Between Chai

Tonight we saw an incredible photography exhibition at the Factory Cafe.  It was called “Life & Death Between Chai”, and it featured the works of three Durban photographers – Gareth Bright, Caitlin Smith, and Kevin Goss-Ross – who documented the … Continue reading

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A South African July Fourth

July Fourth may be a quintessentially American holiday, but that did not stop us from celebrating here in South Africa!  Our advisors hosted a wonderful celebration for us, complete with delicious food hot off the grill and red, white, and … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Museum, an Evening at the Ballet

This was a day of cultural overload!  We spent the afternoon at the Durban City Hall, which houses both the Natural Science Museum and the Durban Art Gallery.  Although the exhibits were rather small, it was a great place to … Continue reading

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From the Townships to the Top of Africa

My first full day in Johannesburg has been a highly informative and eventful one! We went on a tour with NK, our guide from Soweto. On the van ride to town, we could not help but notice the many mining … Continue reading

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