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2 Nights3 Days WHITE RIVER TO MAPUTO ARTS and ARCHITECTURAL SAFARI (Min- 2 Pax)

2 Nights3 Days WHITE RIVER TO MAPUTO ARTS and ARCHITECTURAL SAFARI (Min- 2 Pax)
2 Nights3 Days WHITE RIVER TO MAPUTO ARTS and ARCHITECTURAL SAFARI (Min- 2 Pax)

A grand opportunity for Art and Architecture enthusiasts visiting our area (Nelspruit, White River & Hazeyview) to appreciate South African and Mozambican local art and architecture

Itinerary

Day 1: The Artist’s Press and Graskop Art Hotel and Flycatcher castle

Stop At: The Artists' Press, Waterfield Farm, Brondal Road, White River, 1240, South Africa
be met by Mark Attwood – a Lithographer and Printer who spends time preparing limited edition works to be printed.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Graskop Hotel, 3 Hoof St, Graskop, 1270, South Africa
Each room at this special hotel is a work of art, installed by some of South installed by some of South Africa’s best known artists who have left their distinctive personal “fingerprints” and philosophies in the form of chandeliers made of mattresses, wall coverings made of plastic hangers, rear-view mirrors at the dressing table and more… a seriously strenuous sensory workout
Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Flycatcher Castle, 4 Hugenote St, Graskop, 1270, South Africa
Designed and completed by sculptor and owner, Manie Connoway, along a 16th century European style. The Castle boasts with its own unique art gallery, an abundance of European antique furniture. Enjoy a guided tour of the rooms of the hotel
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: Bottled water will be available through the duration of the tour
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Graskop Hotel

Day 2: Chissano Museum and Pancho Guedes Creations and Portuguese Art Deco

Stop At: Museu Alberto Chissano, Rua Esculptor Chissano (antigamente Rua Torre do Vale), none, Matola, Mozambique
Visit Chissano Gallery, a fundamental introduction to art in Mozambique. The spirit of Mozambique’s armed struggle is ever-present in the totem-pole-like carvings skinny, desperate humans crushed under the clumsy, uncaring feet of fat figures perched victoriously on top.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sagrada Familia church (Pancho Guedes), Matola, Mozambique
This gem of the 50s is a fine example of Pancho Guedes’ unique architectural style. The Sagrada Familia Church is shaped like a ship’s hull, replacing the dragons with crosses and then repeating the motif of the Latin cross throughout, this is a perfect example of the Portuguese Art Deco architecture
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Maputo Central Train Station, Praca dos Trabalhadores Baixa, Maputo 1100 Mozambique
It was constructed from 1908 to 1916 in the Beaux-Arts style. Widely recognized for its attractiveness, the station has been ranked by international publications as one of the world's most beautiful. In addition to serving as an active train terminus, the station contains a rail museum, food venues, and holds music events.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Núcleo de Arte, 144 R. da Argélia, Maputo, Mozambique
This is an Artists cooperative in the heart of Maputo city. Frequent exhibitions featuring the work of up-and-coming artists (some of which are for sale). Other works that you can appreciate include pottery by Mozambique’s Reinate Samdimba and paintings by Valente Malangatana. There is also a garden where you can talk with the artists and watch them at work.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Cardoso Hotel or other depending on availability at the time of booking

Day 3: The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, R da Dio, Maputo 1100 Mozambique
It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The foundation stone for the construction of the church was laid on June 28, 1936, and is located inside the narthex and inscribed by the Bishop of Mozambique and Cape Verde, D. Rafael Maria da Asunção. Construction on the cathedral was completed in 1944.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saint Anthony Catholic Church, Avenida Kwame Nkrumah, Maputo, Mozambique
This Franciscan church, an emblematic building of modernist architecture, was designed by the portuguese architect Nuno Cavreiro Lopes. The Church of Saint Anthony of Polana was built in 1962 and restored in 1992. The building has the shape of an inverted flower and is popularly known as the “lemon squeezer”. In the dome of the building, of concrete and with conical shape, windows with colorful crystals also allow the entrance of light.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fortress of Maputo, Maputo Mozambique
A national monument that depicts moments of Portuguese colonial occupation and how local people resisted. Old Portuguese weapons are on display

20 minutes, Admission included

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Barbecue lunch
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:3 days
Commences in:Graskop, South Africa
Country:South Africa
City:Graskop

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