This exceptional park is set in 15 magnificent hectares that form part of an extensive nature reserve in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It was once a commercial trout-breeding and -fishing farm and there are a number of streams and small lakes running through the completely re-landscaped space.
There are various paths to follow that take you around the park, through small groves and along meandering streams. The park’s primary function is as an artists' residence and every year the Nirox Foundation provides studio and living space for artists from around the world, many of whose sculptures can be found in the grounds.
The Nirox Sculpture Park is open only for private functions or during events, of which there are many.
The annual flagship event is the Winter Sculpture Fair, which takes place in May. Dozens of new sculptures by well-known artists are commissioned and viewing is accompanied by a food and wine fair, with the finest food and wine from culinary capital Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.
Other annual events include the Jazz in the Cradle festival and the Acoustics Now festival.