Design Tour

Design Tour Report 2018


In the beginning of the July holidays, the grade 11 design class embarked on our annual tour to Cape Town. 


We were lucky enough to stay at the quaint backpackers, “Wish you were here” located in Woodstock, in which every room has a different theme. One is being a fishing room with a bed the shape of a boat hanging from the ceiling, and another is a single bed doctor’s room( which no one was brave enough to stay in).


In between all the running around from gallery to gallery, we managed to visit some of the most prestigious and amazing design schools in South Africa, such as Fedisa: School of Fashion Design, the Animation School, and the Red and Yellow school of design. We also paid a visit to Ogilvy & Mather, the highest rated advertising agency in the country where we were able to experience top-of-the-range virtual reality, have our brainwaves turned into Christmas wrapping paper and, of course, see the various creative departments housed in one building including the advertising, animation, illustration, film and video production and marketing.


It was not all work and no play. We were also able to complete a hint-hunt, dance on tables at Stardust Theatrical Dining, and watch a play at the Fugard theatre that left us all speechless. One of the highlights though, was visiting the Zeitz Mocca gallery, which was an awe inspiring experience. Ice skating at Grandwest Casino turned out to be a hit, even if it ended with half the class sitting on the sidelines shaking their heads at those of us crazy enough to brave the slippery ice. 


On our trip we were fortunate enough to visit the Hout Bay Market in the pouring rain and made friends with the Hout Bay seal. We learnt a lot about our possible future careers, and Mr Pretorius learnt that carbs for breakfast is a definite no-no in a class made up of mostly teenage girls.


We would love to thank Ms Wilke for coming along, Mr Pretorius for putting together such an amazing tour, and last but not least, Mrs Roux for allowing us this amazing and informative experience.