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As you drive out of Hout Bay and begin the trip over Chapman’s Peak towards Cape Point, you may catch a glimpse of a green-tinged statue perched on a large granite boulder just off shore. On closer inspection you will see that it’s a bronze sculpting of a seated leopard looking out towards Hout Bay beach and you may ask: who placed it there and why?
Ivan Mitford-Barberton was a renowned artist born in the Eastern Cape and who lived much of his later years in Cape Town. He was responsible for a number of statues in and around the city and specialised in bronze and stone sculpting, his subject matter mostly animal figures, human statues and busts. He also taught at the highly acclaimed Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town. In 1963, Mitford-Barberton agreed to cast a statue of a leopard in honour of the animal who had by this time been lost to... Show more
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.