Mr Norval is a former South African amateur golf champion who in his “spare time” is a global investor with fine-art collections. One of his aims is to have them assembled for viewing in one place, hence the gallery and sculpture park.
The gallery would host exhibitions by local and international artists and would also house the large Norval Foundation private collection of contemporary art. The light, airy restaurant is named after South African artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes.
The restaurant opens onto a terrace and indigenous garden. A boardwalk winds around the building through the wetland and past sculpture installations, a children’s playground, vineyards and vistas of Silvermine and Constantiaberg.
There’s an outdoor amphitheatre that can seat about 110 people, and Ms Cronje said the gallery might be a venue for picnics and jazz concerts in future.
There are several exhibition spaces of different sizes but the most spectacular is to the north – a double floor of glazed window with views of Devil’s Peak and the back of Table Mountain.
Curator Karl Nel said two 6.7m sculptures of the Edoardo Villa Estate Collection, each weighing about seven tons, were installed on Friday April 13.
“It will be the first time they will be seen in public since the 1960s. Very few museums can take these artworks because of the weight.”
Behind the sculptures are photographs, by Egon Gunther, which are equal to them in size and part of the same collection.
The Norval Foundation is also the custodian of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation and the Alexis Preller Archive.
The most incredible setting – tucked away – in the middle of suburbia… the perfect spot to bring family and friends.. A wonderful place for children to enjoy…
We pride ourselves in offering some of the best food – a wide variety – karoo meat – potjies cooked to perfection, salad and vegan options, Mexican , Greek , Chinese , Dutch, Indian food, Sushi, Biltong – Pop Art Ice-cream, a chocolatier … freshly baked cake and Doughnuts + Belgian waffles to tantalising home-made liquors. We also have The Soap Chef – home-made creams and soaps as well as wire art and so much more…
Last year was a huge success – so coming up we are hosting our 2nd year of extended Christmas Market – 20-22nd December 2017 – and of course a special visit from Father Christmas with sing-a-long-carols. We are hosting and a New Year’s Eve Dance for the whole family – children under 12 for free… to find out more go to our facebook page and follow our weekly posts …
Rally book styled TRAIL RUN – Teams of 2 or 3 pax. Teams race around a course “Route Book” ,Rally Style. A combination of greenbelt paths, horse trails, mtb tracks, vineyards and pavement. Teams have to visit strategically located checkpoints along the course. Teams have to locate and record all the check points along the route.
Duration: 1-2hrs, depending on how fast you run/not taking wrong turns etc:-)
Team Format: Teams of 2 or 3. It is not a relay – you stay together for the run:-)
Entry fee: R170.00pp. Pre entries only, as we have to print/prepare the Rally books beforehand.
Date: 24 November 2017
Includes a free beer at the finish
or a glass of house wine.
Below is a brief explanation of how the icons in a Rally book looks and what it means.
It’s MASSIVE fun and once you get the drift of it – you’ll LOVE this concept of running along green belts, horse trails, footpaths etc. We’ll make sure you get a proper briefing before you start your run. There is no “mass” start time. You can start any time from 17h00 – 18h30. When you ready – you go.
Wiggle Waggle will have a spirited Halloween Theme on Saturday, October 28. So, find your favorite fairy wings and superhero costumes and get ready for Cape Town’s spookiest dog walk!
This year’s MySchool Wiggle Waggle Howl-A-Ween Walk will be emceed by the lovely SABC2 Pasella presenter and model Mishka Patel along with fellow animal lover singer and model JP Robberts.
A selection of the tastiest food vendors will be on offer along with entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy a fun day out with your four-legged friends in support of fundraising for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, to help their mission to care and protect animals in need.