Discover Kloof’s hidden treasure, AmmaZulu Gardens and Sculpture Precinct, a 20 acre garden with towering trees and wildly imaginative sculptures. There are over 120 sculptures made by artists from all over the world and they can be found scattered all over the garden and hidden between the trees and plants.
The AmmaZulu Gardens were originally part of a cattle farm and over the past 70 years the grassland and blue gums have been removed and a lush almost primeval garden has emerged. I can easily see this garden with its fantastical sculptures and other objects made from recycled junk in a apocalyptic movie.
Peter Amm, a sculptor, joined forces with renowned South African sculptor, Andries Botha to bring his vision to life. Andries Botha has a permanent exhibition which is housed in a 600 metre square space behind the Ping Pong Pagoda Cafe. Hein Lottering is the general manager of the precinct as well as the owner of the cafe.
Location : between 84 and 88 Kloof Falls Road, Kloof
Days : Thursday to Sunday
Times : 10am to 4pm
Cost : R50 per person and kids under 10 are free
Ping Pong Pagoda : serves light lunches, coffee, tea and cakes
Are they dog friendly? : NO, as there are resident dogs on the property
You don’t need to phone ahead or make a booking, but if you want to book a picnic or have any special requests, you can contact Hein on 083 244 7565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommendations : Closed shoes, long pants, hat and mozzie spray and most important of all – lots of time. This is not a quick look and see garden.