RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE RICHTERSVELD COAST
Private ownership of land in the Richtersveld is the exception
rather than the rule, but now the Richtersveld is surrendering
an investment opportunity that is truly exceptional - KaiKai
- its first residential development.
KaiKai in the Nama language means "to cultivate, to
elevate with praise, or to nurture with pride".
MESSAGE FROM THE DEVELOPER
At KaiKai we develop stands and build houses. We also make art.
We aim to do all of these things well.
I sometimes go to great lengths to explain to the public what we do. I do this to illicit a reaction. I need a reaction because what I say about the project is not as important (or believable) as what others say.
So far the public has reacted by buying almost seventy stands and in some instances commissioning a house on their stand.
I am very happy about that.
I am even happier when the editor of Elle Decoration describes our Wall of Expression land art as “the most beautiful wall in the world”; “an astonishing piece of collaboration craft” and “a reason to celebrate 2009" (see Elle Decoration issue 65 and www.elledecoration.co.za).
What thrilled me even more was the description of KaiKai as “thoughtful” and “intriguing”.
But there is more. In October, VISI spent two days photographing the KaiKai Home. You can all read about it in their holiday issue, available from 9 December 2009 and at www.visi.co.za.
On that note KaiKai will conclude 2009 - featured in two high profile publications.
On the KaiKai site we have started with teaching mosaic craft to 20 new trainees. This is in anticipation of the mosaic installations we are planning for next year, when we will give the construction of the wall more impetus.
When visiting Port Nolloth, you are invited to visit the KaiKai home and to be taken on a tour of our Wall of Expression.
Jimmy du Toit