Art Tours



(with Michelle Bestbier) 

Enjoy an insightful exploration into the arts and crafts of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route with Michelle Bestbier.  This full day guided tour will not only inspire you with its wealth of local creativity but help you understand the local history, language and culture of this area through the art and craft of its people.  This is also the perfect opportunity to discover why the Garden Route is well regarded as one of the best places to experience and invest in quality South African art from a wide range of superb artists and skilled craftsmen. 

About Michelle Bestbier: 
Over the past 15 years, Michelle Bestbier has organized a multitude of art shows, showcasing emerging artists alongside established contemporary artists.  During that time she has also consulted with most of the major collectors in SA, matching investors with artists and fostering a renewed interest in South African art and craftsmanship.  A transformational guide, Michelle studied with Deepak Chopra for five years, an experience she can only describe as "life changing". 


The Plett Art Tourart tour 3

08h30: Coffee at Quarry Lake Inn

09h00: Walkabout on the premises, presented by Michelle Bestbier

09h45: Visit Bronze Fields Foundry, Gallery & Studio with Robert Leggat

11h15: Explore Knysna Fine Art

13h00: Return to Quarry Lake for lunch

14h00: Tour of Amano Forgery & Fine Furniture

15h00: Closing address by Michelle Bestbier 

Groups of 7 pax 

Tour Details

  • Departures: Daily on request
  • Departing: 09h00
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Cost: R650 per person including collection and returns, lunch at Quarry Lake Inn
  • Collections: From your Hotel, Lodge, Home 


art tour 2



(with Michelle Bestbier) 

Join us for an exploration of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo art world with overnight stays at luxury 4-star country lodges in Prince Albert and Calitzdorp 

 art tour 5

Day 1: Plettenberg Bay

Meet at Airport. Transfers, check in and lunch

18h00: Sundowners and introductory presentation by Grahame Thomson and Michele Bestbier

19h30: Dinner and overnight 

Day 2: Calitzdorp

07h00: Breakfast and briefing on day ahead

08h00: Check out – transfer to Quarry Lake

09h00: Quarry Lake coffee and Gallery Walkabout on premises

10h15: Bronze Fields Fernery – Gallery & Studio viewing

12h00: Knysna Fine Art

13h00: Lunch on the Knysna Lagoon

14h00: Depart for Calitzdorp

Overnight at 4-star country lodge, Calitzdorp 

Day 3: Prince Albertart tour david kantey

08h00: Breakfast

10h00: Dorp Gallery

11h00: Marinda Combrinck

12h00: Roger Young: Photography and Fine Furniture

13h00: Picnic Lunch

15h00: Transfer to Prince Albert via the Swartberg Pass

Overnight at 4-star country lodge, Prince Albert 

Day 4: Plettenberg Bay

08h00: Breakfast

09h30: The Prince Albert Gallery

           Jurgen Schoneberg Gallery – Watershedart tour 4

           Greg Kerr Gallery

           Stephan Jaggy Photo Studio and Café

13h00: Lunch at leisure

14h14: Avoova showroom

15h00: Depart Prince Albert en route for Plett

16h30: Tea – Wilderness

Overnight at 4-star country lodge, Plettenberg Bay 

Day 5: Plettenberg Bay

08h00: Breakfast

09h30: Malcolm Solomon Sculpture Studio

10h30: Peta Wells: Fine Jewellery

12h00: Ola Café – coffee

Tour ends 


Tour Details

  • Departures: On request
  • Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
  • Cost: On request