Originally a farm, Burnedale is named after an Irishman, John Burne, who as a young man, came to South Africa as part of the 82nd Foot Connaught Rangers Regiment in 1843. Years later, in 1861 he finished his years of service, moved to Umhlali and built his home on the current site of Burnedale.
The farm and house have now been transformed into a fantastic venue offering a coffee shop, the unique ‘One of a Kind’ where you can find all sorts of gorgeous things from jewellery, cushions, crafts and ceramics. In need of a new outfit … pop into ‘Kaliko’ which offers an eclectic selection of trousers, shorts, dresses and tops. There is also a fantastic interior shop and don’t forget to browse the pottery gallery – there is heaps to see!
The coffee shop offers a tasty selection of meals including breakfasts which include the petite breakfast, health breakfast, a country breakfast or Eggs Benedict, all at reasonable prices.
Light lunches include flat breads, wraps and assorted breads all topped with fillings that include shaved beef with rocket and mayo, grilled chicken or avo, mozzarella and basil. Prices range depending on the filling of choice. Salads and gourmet burgers are also available, as are a selection of cakes, scones and waffles.
There is endless entertainment for children; the large garden allows for lots of running around, there is a jungle gym and last but not least, a farm yard!
We had a lovely morning at Burnedale; I loved the relaxed atmosphere and the seating out on the wide verandah.
Burnedale is at 1 Main Road, Umhlali. They are open 08h00 – 16h30 Monday to Sunday.
Get hold of them on +27 (0)32 947-1980.