Famous Tankwa Padstal to add giant spider to their sculpture collection

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 24 November 2021

The popular Tankwa Padstal, located on the R355 between Ceres and the Tankwa Karoo National Park, will add another spectacular artwork to their collection.

The farm stall is famous for its ‘UFO’ that ‘crashed’ into the landscape, and other quirky sculptures.

The ‘spaceship’ that crashlanded in the desert. Picture: Tankwa Padstal

Now, in order to promote tourism and the people of the Tankwa Karoo further, the owners of the farm stall have come up with another unique and fun initiative dubbed the Tankwa Giant.

Inside the padstal, various sweets and other miscellaneous items are for sale. Picture: Getaway Gallery

The new sculpture, a giant spider made primarily of used bicycle frames and rims, started in October 2021 and is set for completion around mid-2022. To assist in this project, the owners of the Tankwa Padstal encourage everyone to donate old bicycle frames and rims and to share the cause on social media.

It seems things keep diving head-first into the earth around here. Picture: Tankwa Padstal

Old bicycle frames and rims may be donated directly at the Tankwa Padstal, or individuals can contact 084 581 4978 for their Cape Town drop-off point.

For more information, find their Facebook here.


Tally-ho to the Tankwa Karoo in a fiery red machine

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