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In a city like Cape Town, there are always new areas to explore and lots of neighborhoods get a make-over to become hip, hot and happening. Woodstock has been on the brink of all that now for quite some years and the developments have brought some amazing talent to the area.

The artist himself

Self portrait of Mkwela Duma who was our guide for the morning

A few weeks ago on a Saturday, my friend Fiona, got a bunch of friends together to go on a Graffiti Art walk of Woodstock. The walk started from the Woodstock Exchange in Albert Street. We met up for breakfast at the ‘Superette’ who moved into the Woodstock Exchange into bigger premises. Sorry, but I have to say, my Nutella French Toast were a big disappointment compared to when I had them the first time…

Anyway, at 11am we met our guide for the day, Mkwela Duma @jumamkela, Tel: 072 2269 815, who is actually one of the artists. What an AWESOME morning we had!! I had little Rosie with me in the pram so I might not have heard all the explanations of the different paintings but what we saw was absolutely beautiful.  This is one of those special special times you can enjoy in Cape Town with some inspirational yet humble people. To walk the streets of often rundown areas and then to turn around the corner and see this amazing piece of art. It was unreal! It was a magical morning and I didn’t want it to end.

Mural of mates

Mural of mates

Duma does similar tours in Khayelitsha and of course we’re planning one of those for next time. Get in touch via Facebook or Twitter