Cape Town Design tours

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Half day 0900 – 1300, or 1400 – 1800
From 100USD per person
Requires minimum two guests

Full day, 0900 – 1700
From 170USD per person
Requires minimum four guests

- visit World Design Capital projects
- meet designers and artists and roleplayers creating change in Cape Town

- lunch or early supper (full day only)
- transport in air-conditioned vehicles

- discretionary tips


Cape Town is the World Design Capital 2014. Coffeebeans Routes was honoured to be part of the bid process, we created a special experience for the judges during their city visit in 2012, it was called Food and Forced Removals. We like to think it was the delicious food that sealed the deal! But we know that it is really the opportunity that Cape Town offers as a lab for design and placemaking interventions, the prospects of successfully showing how design and place-making can have transformative impact, that won the city the designation.

For the half day programmes, we explore a design precinct, and then we visit a World Design Capital project, such as the Langa Quarter or the SEED Urban Abundance Centre.

For the full day programmes, we add to the half-day more time for a deeper exploration, so we might visit a second World Design Capital project and a design studio, for example.

The half day programme combines well with the half day Revolution Route, for a full day journey that explores deeply the problems created by apartheid and colonial rule, that the World Design Capital programme, and the projects we engage with, seeks to address at an infrastructural level.

And for those that want a really deep exploration, check out our World Design Capital packages.