Bushman Paintings, Free State

A family taking a stroll in the Mafube Mountain Retreat, between Clarens and Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State, stumbled across a wonderful treasure today.

Bushman Paintings, Free State

Duncan Irvine, owner of Rapid Blue production company (with hits like Strictly Come Dancing), uploaded a photo to Facebook with this message: “Out for a walk on our farm and our son Josh just found the most amazing Bushman paintings…”

It’s unsure at this point whether art experts have been aware of these paintings before, but it’s certainly a new discovery to the Irvines.


Duncan’s wife (and co-owner of Rapid Blue) Kee-Leen Irvine told SAPeople that “our partners who’ve walked this space regularly over the last seven years never spotted these paintings so there’s huge excitement…but as these border our neighbour’s place, maybe others have seen them before.”

If you have not yet visited the Eastern Free State, it’s full of beautiful discoveries, as these pictures below reveal…

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