AN EVOLVING STORY
FARMHOUSE58 is the first of several diverse developments in the footsteps of the NIROX arts centre in the Kromdraai Valley; true to the universal values of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, where our work unfolds amongst ancient rolling kopjes, grasslands, rocky outcrops, wetlands and waterways formed over millennia by unique cosmic events shaping the earth.
The majority of personnel at FARMHOUSE58 are from the local community, with whom we enjoy a commitment to heal past wounds and build a thriving society.
The buildings at FARMHOUSE58 are part of its farming history, repurposed and refurbished for true luxury,
declining the culture of excess, appreciating beauty in the simple, impermanent, imperfect and incomplete nature of all things. With the gentle help of our resident team of dedicated local gardeners, the landscape is allowed to find its own way, with extensive indigenous planting.
Here, the passage of time is palpable, harmony is tangible, nature’s presence is like a warm stone in the hand. The earth is rich, the air pure, plants and animals thrive under the vast African sky.
We have challenges too, which we face together.
BE PART OF THE PROCESS
As we build and evolve, your visit to FARMHOUSE58 will become part of our process.
Expect to find artists roaming the grounds, our farmers and gardeners tending the earth, and curious visitors in the distance.
Connect by joining the harvest, discovering paths through nature, or eavesdropping on workshops with artists-in-residence.
We encourage you to embrace this process with us; as an emerging community, we feel privileged to share its evolution with you.
Some days, there may be unavoidable disruptions and untidiness. We will do everything to minimise adverse impact, but please be patient and bear with our progress.
Please have this in mind making your booking and throughout your stay.
Here are some renderings for the new shed under construction.