FARMHOUSE58 is proud to be an integral part of a growing community of cultural, environmental, well-being and educational initiatives in the Kromdraai Valley.
NIROX is a non-profit foundation established 16 years ago for the benefit of the arts. It has extensive reach and impact with local and international artists, who have come to regard it as an essential part of South African contemporary culture.
‘And then there was fire…’, our woodfired grill and tapas bar, and the Lawn Pavilion Deli & Café, provide exceptional gourmet fare for visitors to the Sculpture Park.
NATURA co-lab is located in the waterpavilion overlooking the lawns and waterways of the park. It is a cross-disciplinary concept store with unique fashion, design, homeware and lifestyle objects dedicated to the idea that art is an integral part of everyday life.
Columba Leadership Residency hosts youth demonstrating leadership qualities from the most underserved schools across the country – imbuing them with hope, self-belief, creativity and values that have profoundly changed their lives, their schools and communities. Columba has more than 7000 alumni who continue to build a new generation of inspired leaders.
The Villa-Legodi Centre for Sculpture is a partnership between the Claire and Edoardo Villa Will Trust and NIROX.
It is a generative space for artists, curators, writers, and cultural practitioners to create and share. Its objective is to foster the arts, especially sculpture, by enabling the production of new works, and to pay tribute to the life and work of Edoardo Villa and his long-time collaborator Lucas Legodi.
Kromdraai Impact & Co-Creativity Hub was recently established in the historic 1970’s farmer’s residence on our adjoining farm. It comprises a 10 to 12 bed, generously proportioned homestead offering shared facilities, co-working spaces, workshops, studios and common areas for protagonists inspired to make positive social impact, enhance the environment and harness creativity for a better quality of life.
A generously proportioned 5 bedroom home with workshop, co-working and communal facilities
functions as an independent residency for groups engaged with creativity and social impact
underpinned by its relations with the local community
its ability to attract leaders and masters willing to share their experience and reach
with talented youth
to overcome the prejudice of the past and the shortcomings of global systemic disfunction.
Kromdraai Community Centre – in partnership with local social entrepreneurs and residents of Ptn 26 Informal Settlement we are developing community facilities that draw on the the resources of the Matla Combined School, the high traffic of cyclists and runners in the Cradle and the support of the CoHWHS Management Authority. Our efforts are currently concentrated on:
Sports & recreation (Running with Tom, Giants of Africa Basketball, Netball and Running track)
Youthful Purpose (Ubuntu Queens – A spirit of hope for girls)
Artisanal Crafts (Ceramics, weaving, sewing and making furniture)
Roadside Gym (For everyone)
Signature Library (At the Matla Campus with Musa Mbele-Radebe)
Matla Combined School (A partner relationship with teachers and pupils)
Sports & Wellbeing in the Valley– the Valley is at the heart of an explosion of cyclists, runners, hikers and nature lovers flocking to the Cradle. It is estimated that 3,500 cyclists use the Cradle each day on weekends and public holidays; joined by hundreds of runners and walkers.
We are engaged with local government and international and local donors to establish sports facilities that will serve the community and visitors to the Cradle as part of the Kromdraai Community Centre.