Stone Folk of Ongeluksloot

Stone Folk of Ongeluksloot



The Stone Folk is a new permanent outdoor installation of stone figures are carefully placed in the landscape of Ongeluksloot, on the farm Doornberg, outside the village of Nieu Bethesda. The Stone Folk are sculptures from rocks in the area masterfully created by Ryno Greeff and inspired by the stone figures placed in Kaokoland in Namibia as well as “The Dance” by Marcella de Boom outside Loxton. Currently, there are 10 stone sculptures placed in the beautiful Karoo landscape.

You’ll find the Stone Folk about 7km outside Nieu-Bethesda. Go through the farm gate with the small sign “Ongeluksloot” and drive to the end of the track, leave your vehicle and proceed on foot. Follow the footpath past the first stone man and to your right. This is a circular route of less than 1 km. The idea is to move through the landscape and position oneself so that you can view the Stone Folk against the sky. Watch the Stone Folk carefully to see how the perspective of each figure changes as you move around. Sometimes the Stone Folk are revealed and sometimes they are one with the Valley and hard to spot.

Contact Info

  • 7km outside Nieu-Bethesda