Kate Crane Briggs

Art Extraordinaire

WHO IS Kate Crane Briggs ?

Kate is originally from the UK and has been involved in art and museums for her entire professional career: after a degree in Art History, she worked variously for the Natural History Museum, then the National Portrait Gallery and then directed the Royal Drawing School. She moved to Cape Town in 2012 and set up Culture Connect SA to guide the discerning and culturally sensitive traveller through the myriad of creative outpourings that this corner of Africa has to offer.

Kate’s tours are always completely bespoke: she offers open tours which allow disparate groups of travellers and Capetonians to access normally limited access exhibitions, events and workshops but also private tours where you’ll meet curators, collectors, art establishment owners and artists as part of an immersive art experience created for you personally.

She has two children and lives in Rosebank.


To navigate this increasingly diverse landscape of creativity, particularly if your visit to the Cape is a short one, requires someone who can talk authoritatively about African architecture, design and visual art and Kate, with her global education and local perspective, is just such a person. From her corporate and art world contacts, she’s able to secure access and private viewings of some of the most exclusive private collections in the Winelands and Cape Town, as well as provide context and history to more publicly accessible artistic landmarks like the Zeitz MOCAA.

Whilst Kate can offer a general approach to art and artistic culture in the Cape, she can also focus on specifics, so if you have a particular interest in sculpture, furniture design or interior design, she’s able to build a tour just around your particular interest.

After a day with Kate, you’ll have been fully immersed in the myriad artistic beauties of the Cape and will come away with an understanding of contemporary African creativity that no other tour can offer.


The Cape's most iconic places, remarkable experiences, and not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you.

Tours from R2000 per person