The very beautiful Casa Labia stands overlooking False Bay on Muizenberg Main Road. The former residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia, the residence was built in 1929 to reflect the spirit and beauty of 18th century Venice. Now a national monument, the building was reopened to the public in May 2010 following a two year restoration by the family. It’s now known as South Africa’s most exquisite multi-functional cultural centre and is available for hire as an up-market venue, Casa Labia is home to an art gallery, a boutique and a gorgeous Italian café …
Casa Labia in Muizenberg: The Cultural Centre was launched in honour of Prince Natale Labia and visitors to the centre are encouraged to enjoy a season programme of events including lectures, art classes, workshops for children and adults alike, music concerts, poetry readings and book launches.
The family has been involved in the art world and the gallery at Casa Labia reflects that. The Casa Labia gallery is a must see for all visitors; focussing on African art and design. The space is available for solo and group shows and showcases local talent.
There are various events on at the Galleria. Finishing on January 29th is ‘Casa Labia in Bloom’ – an exhibition celebrating the beautiful indigenous flowers of our country displayed in mediums of paint, print, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and floral design.
On until February 26th is the ‘Memories Of Muizenberg’ exhibition which is presented by False Bay Toursim and Business Association. Admission to this exhibition is R20 and if you are interested you should see the exhibition before it succumbs to demands to go to Joburg, London and Australia.
If you do decide to visit the beautiful Casa Labia don’t forget the Casa Labia Café! Treat yourself to a light lunch, brunch or afternoon tea before or after wandering through the gallery or the ‘Memories of Muizenberg’ exhibition – the food is delicious and with the views of the bay you’ll be glad you did!
Address & Contact Details:
Casa Labia, 192 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0)21 788-6062