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The Shoe is situated on the Panorama Route, on the border of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, 20 km from Ohrigstad on the R36 road towards Tzaneen. This highly scenic area is packed with beautiful waterfalls, viewpoints, historic towns and cultural heritage sites.
WHAT IS THE SHOE ABOUT?
The Shoe is where the ‘old lady’ lived with her many children as the nursery rhyme says. Except the furniture of the ‘Old Lady’ The Shoe also contains a small museum featuring the history of the Valley as well as an art gallery. Owner and artist Ron van Zyl’s artworks are to be seen here. The Curio shop and Tea Garden is run by his wife Yvonne, children, students and also volunteer workers. From The Shoe is the entrance to the Alpha Omega Cave. The Shoe was built in 1990 to be a landmark and tourist attraction.
The Alpha Omega Cave came into existence because of a vision Ron van Zyl had many years ago and was build according to the vision. Tourists or Guests that come to visit the Shoe and the Cave are guided through seven underground rooms in which the Spirit World is depicted. The 7th room is a small Chapel where weddings can be held. The Shoe Ministries also has a Guesthouse and a Restaurant. The accommodation is luxurious, stone build, chalets with indoor fireplaces, kitchens, TV and bathrooms. Braai areas, swimming pool, pub, games and hiking trails.
Groups of up to 38 people can be accommodated. Weekend seminars are held for church or sell groups. Wedding receptions and conferences for up to 70 people can be held in the Main Restaurant and smaller groups of 15 – 25 in the two smaller venues.
Ron van Zyl and his family have become spiritual leaders, helping Christians from all walks of life to live the life God has called them to live. To be prosperous and excel in all areas of their lives. Ron does not only paint and sculpt but also writes and holds seminars and workshops in which he uses his Godly inspired paintings to reveal truths and revelations he got from spending personal time with the Lord Jesus Christ. All honor and glory belongs to God Almighty!
This beautiful decorated Main hall sits 72 people. The facility can be rented for Wedding Receptions.
Two other smaller halls are also available for groups between 10 and 30 people, and can be rented as well. It can all be rented together for one big function or wedding or can be divided into dance floor and sit area. The small bar is also there for small groups and the huge veranda (stoep) has a barbecue (braai) area, darts and a pool table close to the swimming pool. The extra hall is used as a play area for table tennis, squash, and dance floor or conference room.
THE SHOE MINISTRIES GUESTHOUSE CURRENTLY HAVE 9 ACCOMMODATION UNITS AVAILABLE.
Dr. Ron van Zyl, the builder and founder of The Shoe Ministries built 4 of the units from local dolomite stone quarried in the mountain, the other 4 units is a large farm house which was renovated and divided into 4 units. A full description of each unit can be found further down on this page.
Guests have access to the private outdoor cold water swimming pool, communal braai (BBQ) area and Pool table. The Tea Garden on site is open for breakfast and light meals throughout the day. Dinner can be arranged on order.
Extra services includes: Washing of clothes and Room service. Currently we have Pre Paid Wifi available. The entire area is very safe. There are no covered or enclosed parking areas but cars are parked right outside your door and the huge lawns give freedom away from the cramped city spaces.
Walking trails and sightseeing around the Panorama route are the main attractions.
You will go to sleep in deep darkness after a long stargazing session, accompanied by the howling of owls, jackals and other night life and wake up to the silence of farm life, the sound of bird choirs. Beds are made up with sheets, blankets and Duvets. One Towel per person is provided.
UNIT NUMBER 1: LOCATED IN THE FARMHOUSE
Newly decorated, this unit is a 5 sleeper with kitchen, private patio with BBQ area, bath and shower.
Close to the communal area, pub and swimming pool.
UNIT 2: LOCATED IN THE FARMHOUSE
This newly decorated unit has one master bedroom and a open plan kitchen and sleeps 5 people.
Private BBQ area just outside the door.
UNIT 3: LOCATED IN THE FARM HOUSE
This newly decorated unit is one large open plan space with kitchen and 4 beds. Sleeps 5 people.
Bathroom has a shower and the private BBQ area is nice and sunny, right next to a huge mulberry tree.
UNIT 4: LOCATED IN THE FARMHOUSE
This unit is the largest of all our units. Large and spacious Master bedroom and a open plan lounge/kitchen area with 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 7 people.
The lovely enclosed patio outside is a nice social area with its own BBQ. Right next to an Apricot tree.
UNIT 5: LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAIN FOOT, STONE BUILT UNIT.
This Artistically decorated stone built unit is private and cozy.
Half open plan with indoor fire place as well as private patio and outside BBQ area. Cool during summer months. Sleeps 4
UNIT 6: LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAIN FOOT, STONE BUILT UNIT
This Artistically decorated stone built unit is private and cozy. Two separate bedrooms and indoor fire in the open plan kitchen/lounge area. Private patio and outside BBQ area. Cool during summer months. Sleeps 6 people.
UNIT 7: LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAIN FOOT, STONE BUILT UNIT.
This Artistically decorated stone built unit is our only private suite.
This small unit only contains one double bed with tea/ coffee making facility and indoor fire place. Cool during summer months.
UNIT 8: LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAIN FOOT, STONE BUILT UNIT.
This Artistically decorated stone built unit is a 4 sleeper with only a partial kitchen. Indoor fire place. Cool during summer months.
The Shoe is located 20 Km north of Ohrigstad, on the R36 road towards Tzaneen. One Kilometer before the turn off to the Echo Caves, and Three kilometers from the turn off to Graskop. 20 Km from The Three Rondawels viewpoint and in close range to all the waterfalls and scenic areas of the Panorama route
Situated 20km North of Ohrigstad on the R36
Postal Address: P.O. Box 206, Ohrigstad, 1122
S 24 35’06.4″, E030 37’57.4″
-24° 35′ 06.4″, +30° 37′ 57.4″
Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga, South Africa