Die Letterhuis

Die Letterhuis is situated on the farm Aswater on the R407 in the Karoo.


The farm is a place of retreat. The house itself  is a beautiful, cosy calligraphic gallery and guest house surrounded by art walks. At night it is enveloped by spectacular starry skies  Die Letterhuis is one of three accommodation options on the farm.

For the more adventurous, we offer catch and release fishing, bird watching' easy hiking and swimming in the dam


‘n Huis vol letters, ‘n omgewing gesaai met letterkuns uitgekap in klip, gebedsroetes en landkuns installasies, kort staproetes, 'n menigte voëlspesies, 'n dam om in te swem en vis te vang en 'n pragtige kampterrein. Kom kyk!


Die Letterhuis Selfsorg / Self-catering


Die Ou Waenhuis Selfsorg / Self-catering



Eksklusiewe Kampeerplek/Camping



Studio & Workshops

Calligraphic attractions


Hand carved Stone Route

Calligraphic Route in Poplar Wood

Land Art Installations along river route

Tour of Die Letterhuis

Tour of the use of letters in interior decorating

Word Labyrinth

Shows and Demos on traditional and contemporary calligraphy

Pop up coffee shop & tea room on open days

Prince Albert Open Studios


6-9 January 2021

Summertime tours and demonstration start at 9:00 and 15:00 every day

2020 workshops DV:


Workshops prior to October will commence as soon as Covid 19 regulations allow

Next workshop

18+19 October

Pointed Brush Lettering

The dancing brush-including writing on glass

 Suitable for non calligraphers

'When you write, you must gather the free flowing of your heart'  

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

This is not a workshop on learning a specific alphabet or style, but learning how to dance with a pointed brush to the

song of what or Whom your heart delights in and in the process design your own alphabet.This workshop is suitable

for both calligraphers and non-calligraphers

Course fee

R1400 (Course and lunch fee for students not staying on the farm)

Accommodation & meals

R1680 (student rate accommodation for three night stay on Saturday, Sunday and Monday & meals)

Venue: Letterhuis Studio, Aswater farm, Prince Albert


Students are welcome to browse around the beautiful town of Prince Albert and arrive on the farm anytime after 14:00

'n kunservaring...'n plek om stil te word

a karoo retreat and an art experience

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