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As South Africa is in the midst of a Nationwide Lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many of Cape Town’s top attractions and experiences are closed to the public for the foreseeable future. But just because you can’t physically experience and explore these attractions right now, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everything they have to offer virtually. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can now enjoy some of Cape Town’s top bucket-list worthy experiences from the comfort of your home.

Here are some of the top virtual Cape Town experiences to enjoy during the Corona Virus Lockdown.

#1 ZEITZ MOCAA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA

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The renowned Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is one of Cape Town’s most sought-after art and culture destinations for locals and tourists alike. Named the ‘Best overall Cultural Destination of the Year’ at the 2018 Leading Culture Destination Awards, as well as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 destinations, art lovers travel from all around the world to experience the glorious artistic wonder that is the Zeitz MOCAA first-hand. Now you can experience it’s extraordinary exhibitions from the comfort of your home through incredible 3D tours that you can find on the Zeitz MOCAA website. You can enjoy magnificent exhibitions such as Five Bhobh: Painting At The End Of An Era, Afro-futures show Still Here Tomorrow To High Five You Yesterday, as well as The Main Complaint.

You can also check out Zeitz MOCAA’s YouTube channel for all the talks at the symposium related to William Kentridge’s exhibition, as well as amazing interviews with artists, and so much more. What are you waiting for art and culture lovers, the magnificent Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa awaits.

#2 TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE VIRTUAL SAFARIS

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Tucked into the beautiful Manyeleti Game Reserve in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park, Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris where you can explore the wonders of the African bush from the comfort of your home. The game rich Manyeleti Game Reserve is known for its incredible Big 5 sightings, which include lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos. Besides the magnificent African Big 5, Manyeleti Game Reserve also boasts a prolific variety of birdlife and other wildlife species. Now you get to experience all the action and spectacular sightings the Manyeleti Game Reserve has to offer courtesy of Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s ‘On the Beat’ virtual safaris.

Their ‘On the Beat’ virtual safaris will include phenomenal video footage of actual sightings and exciting wildlife encounters experienced by their game rangers on patrol. The videos will be uploaded daily on all their social media channels, so make sure you follow them to avoid missing out.

#3 NORVAL FOUNDATION PRESENTS #60SECONDART 

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The iconic Norval Foundation is a contemporary art museum & sculpture garden that is situated in the heart of the Constantia Winelands, on the slopes of Table Mountain National Park. Known as one of Cape Town’s top attractions, especially if you’re and art and nature lover at heart, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature in the most magnificent way. Although you can’t physically experience everything it has to offer right now, the Norval Foundation is committed to providing inspiration beyond isolation by sharing incredible #60SecondArt digital stories via their YouTubeInstagram and Facebook platforms as well as virtual 360-degree “walk-about” tours. This gives art lovers across the world the opportunity to explore the Norval Foundation’s incredible museum spaces, paintings, sculptures, and installations.

#4 WOODSTOCK STREET ART TOUR

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It’s time to take a virtual walk on the Cape Town graffiti wild side and explore everything the Woodstock street art scene has to offer. Cape Town has fast become one of the coolest creative hubs for graffiti artists from around the world. With the trendy neighbourhood of Woodstock loudly and proudly positioning itself right at the forefront of the Mother City’s street art scene. Boasting a creative display of street art that is every bit as vibrant and diverse as the artists that created them, it’s no surprise that exploring Woodstock’s colourful street art has fast become one of the most sought-after experiences for locals and travellers alike.

Now you have the amazing opportunity to experience it all virtually with Juma’s Tours. Juma’s Tours have created an exciting online experience to give you a deeper understanding of street art in Woodstock. A story will be shared via Google Meet with visuals by Juma Mkwela, who is the very first artist to introduce Woodstock street art walking tours to Cape Town. Click here to book a virtual tour of Woodstock’s trendy street art scene with Juma’s Tours.

#5 STATEOFTHEART GALLERY

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Located in the vibrant Cape Town city centre, the StateoftheART Gallery is an innovative boutique-style gallery and e-commerce art platform representing emerging and mid-career visual artists from across South Africa. StateoftheART offers an extensive range of contemporary art in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, fine art photography and sculpture. Making it a must-visit destination for all local and international art enthusiasts. Lucky for you, StateoftheART has an online gallery that can be enjoyed by art lovers all around the world from the comfort of your home. Besides their exceptional selection of art that can be browsed at leisure, you will also find a variety of artist films, interviews, and articles.

Have a look at our top 5 Cape Town attractions you can explore from home to discover and experience all the beauty and adventure the Mother City has to offer virtually.