JAMSTREET IN THE KLEIN KAROO
Just 5 kms outside Oudtshoorn, on a less frequently travelled road, the colour red grabs your attention from a distance,
and entices you to turn off and investigate. Scarecrows made from empty tins welcome you as you turn through the gate and
drive into Jamstreet Farm. The distinctive red colour emanates from bright red drums planted with branches which have also
been painted red.
A black building standing boldly alone proves to be MOOOI gallery and gift and coffee shop - a surreal
exhibition venue, a creative oasis in the
desert with a distinctly fresh approach.Transforming a dairy situated in the middle of nowhere
into a trendy gallery took a great deal of creativity and bravery. MOOOI is the brainchild of Danie du Plessis and Wim
Jamstreet also offers self-catering accommodation. A luxury rustic
cottage adorned with the most amazing artworks, aptly named
RELAX, is the ideal base when visiting Oudtshoorn
and surrounding areas.
Another surprise on the farm is the first labyrinth in the
world built with 6 252 empty wine bottles. And
it's not just a labyrinth - the floor plan of the
San Vitale church in Ravenna, Italy was used.
The farm also has the Jamstreet Amfi - an open
air amphi theatre with seating for 1 200 people.
It is breathtaking with the Swartberg Mountains
as a backdrop. A smaller venue the Jamstreet
Plaasteater caters for smaller shows.
It's so true that the little gems in this world are
often found in the most unlikely places and
MOOOI @ Jamstreet is indeed such a gem.
When you're in the vicinity, don't miss this
extraordinary place. It'll find its way into