Cape Culture manifests in many different forms and at Cape Grace it can be seen in the décor. Furniture, walls, drapes and fabrics are used as canvases to tell the stories of the past. The 17th century period setting is authenticated through the rare collection of over 300 pieces of original antique furniture, ceramics and artefacts, comprising one of the most important public displays of Cape Town’s antiquity. Come and take a look for yourself!
Vast hand-painted murals in the reception and restaurant portray scenes of Dutch East India Company galleons arriving in Table Bay. The original artists sometimes painted from memory, taking great liberties with the truth. One picture shows Table Bay to be a lagoon-like harbour, while another shows it true to form as an open water bay. Mountains take on exaggerated shapes and clouds gather in cotton-wool clumps.
The silk curtains in the Library with ancient ship logs painted upon them are a must see!