Directions to




The Messiah

in Vredefort



Chamber Music Concert Christ Church Pretoria



  • At the Dome Arts Retreat, Concerts and educational and recreative courses in music and the arts are presented for professional and amateur musicians, students and the interested public. This year's programme, activities and current courses is published on this website.
  • The facilities are available to organisers who wish to present seminars, courses, functions and other events at Deelfontein.
  • The aims of the Early Music Forum Africa are promoting performance of non-contemporary music on period instruments and according to historical performance practice, as well as organising master classes and educational projects in early music. These activities form a mainstay of the Arts Retreat programme.

Accommodation at Deelfontein

Experience peace and quiet far from the distractions of the city - tourist accommodation on the secluded farm Deelfontein, situated in the heart of the Dome. Accommodation options include

  • Oom Kosie se plaashuis (Guest House, 11 beds)
  • Oom Hannes se plaashuis (Guest House, 16 beds)
  • Break-away Rondavel for 2 (Double bed)
  • Deelfontein Bush Camp (16 beds)


Deelfontein offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities:

  • Swimming in the 15 m pool
  • Hiking on a variety of shorter and longer day hikes or on the five day Meteorite hiking trail
  • Mountain biking on more than 50 km of trail, ranging from easy to extreme.
  • Stargazing in the equipped observatory
  • Birdwatching in a variety of habitats

Deelfontein Mountain Bike Trail

The Deelfontein Mountain Bike Trail offers anything from easy rides to extreme technical single track trails, exploring the mountain tops. Inform yourself about the regular races, the training possibilities and the accommodation.

Deelfontein Arts and Crafts

In the well equipped woodworking workshop and smithy, commissioned articles are produced in hand labour. Visit the workshop and meet the artists.


170 ha of near-pristine mountain land in the heart of the Vredefort Dome. Photos and information on the projects on the farm, nature conservation in the Dome, the Dome Meteorite Park conservancy, and the owner Gerhard Benadé.