The Shoe is located 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.
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 museum and 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.
The Shoe Ministries also has a Guesthouse and a Restaurant. The accommodation is basic, stone build, chalets with indoor fireplaces, kitchens, TV and bathrooms. Braai areas, swimming pool, pub, games and hiking trails.
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.