We went to The Norval Foundation in Steenberg recently and we have got this to say: INCRED. We haven’t been this excited since the Silo opened – and we were pretty damn excited then. The Norval Foundation, however, does not deliver quite the same experience as the Silo (not in a bad way – they are just for different occasions).
The Norval Foundation WOWED us with its breathtakingly beautiful architecture and the surrounding scenery. You pay R180 p/p which gives you access to the art and the outside garden sculptures.
The art celebrates the work of South African and African artists (Sydney Kumalo, Ezrom Legae, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Edoardo Villa to mention a few), ranging from traditional sculptures and art to more modern art. The museum building itself is also interesting to walk through.
The building and the garden
There is a “wood installation maze” which guides you through the various exhibition rooms and leads you to the immaculate views and a room with larger-than-life sculptures and large windows which showcase Table Mountain and the GORG gardens.
This is why we LOVE The Norval Foundation:
- Great cultural experience
- Impressive scenery
- You can go with a friend who is not interested in art AT all and they will enjoy it, as there is a lovely restaurant where they can relax and enjoy the views (because everyone loves views).
- It is PERFECT for a date (preferably in the summer – a garden stroll is very unpleasant in a storm)
- It is different to other art galleries with the addition of the sculpture garden
- Did we mention the views?
After you have taken your stroll in the sculpture garden and you feel you are PARCHED – the Skotnes Restaurant and Bar is sure to sort you out. With lovely interior and a deck to enjoy the views from – you are sure to have a great day out.
Need we say more?
*All photos are from the Norval Foundation’s website.