- Explore exhibitions that highlight contemporary works from South African and African artists
- Discover artwork hidden in nature on a walk in the Sculpture Garden
- Learn about efforts to support the endangered western leopard toad
Visit Cape Town’s new destination for art, culture and food. The Norval Foundation is a contemporary art gallery and sculpture garden set on a protected wetland with stunning views of Table Mountain National Park. The gallery features art from Africa and South Africa, while the sculpture garden is the perfect place to escape the city and enjoy a beautiful art walk in nature. The foundation also includes a play area for children and a restaurant.
The Norval Foundation is dedicated to research and exhibition of 20th and 21st-century art from South Africa and Africa. Through high-quality exhibitions and a vibrant public programme of activities, it aims to broaden understanding of the visual arts and encourages enjoyment of the intersection of art and nature. The permanent gallery displays the Homestead Art Collection, assembled by the Norval family over the past two decades.
Closed Tuesday, Christmas Day, Worker’s Day (1 May)
Advice for visitors
If you want to get in-depth to the African works on display, join the Free Curatorial Tours which leave from the front desk at 14:00 daily. Or, take the leisurely approach and stroll through the sculpture garden on your own. Designed to be appreciated alongside the wetland habitat the museum inhabits, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Be sure to have sunscreen and comfortable shoes, as well as a camera. Making the most of the tour, sculpture garden, museum galleries and restaurant are enough to fill most of a day. Be sure to give yourself ample time to enjoy it all.
Did you know
The Norval Foundation is dedicated to protecting the endangered western leopard toad. A species under threat by urban development, there are concrete culverts built beneath the nearby road, allowing the toads safe access to the Norval Foundation’s wetlands.