Art and Life in Africa is Great Fun

Join in and Have Fun On Your Painting Holiday



To get a well rounded 'art and life in Africa' kind of holiday you need to do some of the other fun things when you aren't enjoying painting.


Dabble in the culture

Take that safari

Enjoy the local food

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Whether you are in a group of artists, traveling alone or with your family, you can enjoy the amazing, exciting and fun things to do in South Africa



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Art Galleries and Museums

There are Bird Gardens and Butterfly farms, Crocodile Farms, Horse Rides in the mountains, on the beach or in the bush and many many other activities

When visiting a country so diverse as South Africa and different from your own its always fun to find out a bit more about the art and life in Africa so do include a visit to the various which are scattered all around South Africa

You can also enjoy some very entertaining productions at the Theatres
You can even tour the Playhouse Theatre which is very interesting
Contact Trevor Draai on 031 369 9527
And a very good place to check out what’s on in the theatres & cinemas is in the Sunday Tribune Newspaper or the Mercury newspapers

The Botanical Gardens

Are a good choice as part of your list of things to do. Not only a pleasant place to paint...

They are a much enjoyed city retreat full of trees and plants where the city folk come to relax
The gardens are regularly used for Musical Moments, anything from Just Ginger to the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and on these occasions you will find people sitting having their picnics while listening to the music
A real bonus if your painting holiday coincides with a performance

Most gardens have a small restaurant so you can have a coffee or meal al fresco
Durban and Pietermaritzberg both have lovely botanical gardens and a Japanese Garden that's well worth a visit


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What Art and Life in Africa Holiday would be complete without a bit of

fun on the BEACHES and BOATS

We even have sculpture on the beach!..A boat trip is the best way to see dolphins in the wild, and in season whales too, and your holiday would be incomplete without a trip to Ushaka Marine World a definite must do with its miles of aquariums and right next door you can have great fun at the Wet & Wild

There are many BIRD PARKS in KZN from Small sanctuaries to more commercial parks like Umgeni River Bird Park in Durban, with its fantastic, daily falcon displays and further south the popular Uvongo Bird Park.
Several of these parks have some of the rarer breeds like the Blue Swallow, and in the Raffia Palms around Kosi Bay, the Palmnut Vulture

OK, How brave are you? How about a visit to a CROCODILE PARK then not only can you see crocs up close but if you’re game you can actually taste crocodile steak because there is often a restaurant on the premises where the “biter gets bit!” You’ll find several Croc Parks from Scottburgh to Richards Bay and St Lucia.

SNAKE PARKS - See what you might encounter in the bush.Well you probably won’t actually see them in the bush as snakes usually have more sense than to take on humans and push off quickly


Pure Venom in Uvongo and the Fitzsimmons in Durban both have good collections and informative guides

Of course there is the Big 5 to see and the best way is with a guide to take youon safari

This is where Art and life in Africa really become exciting because you can sit a sketch away while the animals are no more than a few metres away. On a guided Safari there is always the comfort of having a knowledgeable armed ranger with you just in case. Usually, it's just his knowledge we use but it's comforting as well.

In KZN THE ARCHITECTUREis as diverse as its population
In the rural areas and the cultural villages you can see architecture that hasn’t changed for centuries and continues to be central to people’s traditional lives you may even choose to stay over in a cultural village such as Shakaland.

Art and life in Africa are one and the same in Durban as the city is particularly well known for its ART DECO ARCHITECTURE

found in Musgrave and Morningside.
A very enjoyable half day can be spent on an Architectural Tour

of Durban.

It's got to be the coolest way to see these beautiful buildings

Come and join us, where art and life in Africa are one, KwaZulu Natal


Dabble in the culture

Take that safari

Enjoy the local food

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