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. (View Artworks) 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.(See the Cave)
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. (view the Accommodation)
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. (View the Restaurant)
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 (See the books and DVD’s ) 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. (View some paintings) Read more about Dr Ron van Zyl and The Shoe Ministries here. All honor and glory belongs to God Almighty!
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