THE PLACE to be in the Karoo

THE PLACE to be in the Karoo for artists:

This Karoo resort caters for artists besides the usual holiday and weekend accommodation that’s available. There’s art workshops and spacious studio space for artists to use, with beautiful views of the Touw river and surrounding koppies (hills).

This is the place.

A4 pastel painting: This is the cottage where Susan and Peter Walden stayed in during December 2014.

Here is a report from folks that have been there:

Recently Susan and Peter Walden went there. They love nature and wildlife. Even though they aren’t artists, they sent me this lovely report on the place:

“We spent five nights at this wonderful getaway that has to be the most peaceful and serene place that we have ever visited.

The farm is full of contrasts, from the hardy Karoo vegetation, to the lush greenery that surrounds the dam and the river.

Our time was spent exploring the farm during the day where we managed to spot tortoises, two large owls and a whole variety of inland water birds and other species common to the Karoo.

The studio flat where we stayed is sufficient for two, very clean and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts we ordered were five-star quality and is definitely recommended. Nights were spent around the braai (place outside fire for frying meat, fish, etc) and gazing at the stars from the viewpoint of the hammock.

Another must if you are visiting is to purchase some farm fresh eggs and a selection of organic herbs and leaves for your salad, it will leave your taste buds tingling.

We cannot end this review without including the most important ingredient to our holiday experience, and that would be the warmth and friendliness of our hosts Kevin and Lizelle.”

A5 watercolour: Touw river during December.

A5 watercolour: Touw river during December.

Artistic application:

  • First I did an A5 watercolour of the accommodation Susan and Peter stayed in. Because I wanted to depict the leafiness of the Karoo shrubs, the watercolour turned out looking too fussy and busy. So then, I thought chalk pastels would do it more justice. You can see the pastel, at the top of the page. What do you think?
  • And the A5 watercolour immediately above!  Well that was taken from a photo Susan gave me of the Touw River. I left the white of the paper to give the water a sparkling effect. It also shows how strongly the water is flowing past the rocks.

Check out the page introducing these requests: ‘Location Paintings

Contact information:

To learn more about The Place, go to their website:

And if you wish to make bookings enquiries, contact: 028 551 2068   or  071 080 7333 or email:

The Place in the Karoo, South Africa.

Here is a Google map of the area in which the THE PLACE nestles  in the Karoo, South Africa.

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