Driftwood Studios is an art studio and gallery with accommodation where sculptor George Kockott lives and works. It overlooks the coastal dune forest at Rainbow Valley, nr East London, South Africa. Just a short walk to the sea and surf, this is a beautiful natural environment to stay on holiday, business, or take up an artist residency. The gallery and accommodation are product 74 on the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route. Enquire on availability, giving preferred dates, numbers of adults and any children under 12.
Driftwood Studios is member of Res Artis, a worldwide network of artist residencies. Studio space and cottage accommodation are on offer to give artists and all aspiring creatives supportive time and place away to do art. Equipped for wood, stone, metal and ceramics, with expert guidance available from George Kockott. Calls for residencies, retreats and courses are posted on Facebook.
The Driftwood Cottage is a unique handcrafted, thatched treehouse with one en-suite bedroom for up to 3 persons sharing; has a bath with a treetop view upstairs and fabulous beach shower downstairs. Self-cater in the fully equipped kitchen/diner, relax outside in the leafy courtyard or enjoy star gazing from the private forest braai area. From R175 per person per night.
Modern and beautifully appointed, the Kuti Cottage consists of two shower en-suite rooms with separate entrances. The main room includes a double bed and kitchen/diner. The second bedroom has a double bed, with a single bed made up if required instead of desk space. Eat outside at the private braai site under the milkwood tree. From R175 per person per night.