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1 helluva good reason to stop off at Riviersonderend – Ou Meul Bakery
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1 helluva good reason to stop off at Riviersonderend – Ou Meul Bakery

I won't beat around the bush. The N2 is filled with farmstalls, so best I get my punt in quickly or you'll miss out. Riviersonderend, the town most people simply pass through, is your number one pie stop. Forget Peregrine or Houwhoek farmstalls (even if Per...
Joburgs best delis and farmstalls
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Joburgs best delis and farmstalls

When the nights are closing in and the weather's nippy, long lunches and fireside dinners with friends are on the menu – preferably laden with real slow-cooked food. Delis and farmstalls are the new way to stock your shelves with food fit to share with friends...
An eco-village market – Camphill Village shows us how
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An eco-village market – Camphill Village shows us how

We're on the N7. It's a perfect Sunday morning – the skies are blue, the morning already hot, our window filled with scenic farmland and the promise of a market. Camphill Village, on the West Coast (well, not exactly, it's just down Klein Dassenberg Road from ...
Slaley Farm Market – with an emphasis on food, family and fun
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Slaley Farm Market – with an emphasis on food, family and fun

'Well,' says the brightly attired pancake man, whose name is Siegfried Kitching and whose kitchen skills, I assure you, are rather admirable, considering I can't flip a pancake to save my life, 'there is sugar and cinnamon, syrup, or sugar, cinnamon and syrup!...
Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal
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Kom proe farm stall – a gem of Citrusdal

Let me warn you that there are no fewer than five farm stalls as you travel the N7 past Citrusdal, all competing for your attention. But if you approach the popular little village with Cape Town behind you, Alex Gordon's 'kom proe farm stall' will probably be ...
The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast
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The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, Dolphin Coast

The Litchi Orchard Market is located on Seaforth Avenue in the KwaZulu Natal coastal town of Umhlali and takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month between 8am and 1pm. Currently boasting about 30 stallholders with products ranging from artis...
Dassiesfontein on the N2 – if you visit one farmstall…
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Dassiesfontein on the N2 – if you visit one farmstall…

Dassiesfontein is a smorgasbord of THINGS. We're talking room after room of this and that – from antique furniture through kitchen plates, clothing and shoes, to Victorian fireplaces. The venue is a veritable collector's dream of kitsch and paraphenalia, so se...
Farmstalls along the N2 between Sir Lowry’s Pass and the Houhoek Pass
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Farmstalls along the N2 between Sir Lowry’s Pass and the Houhoek Pass

As the N2 summits Sir Lowry's Pass and begins its meander through one of the most lovely valleys known to man – the Elgin Valley is sumptuous it is such a feast of beauty -  it passes no fewer than five farmstalls distributed fairly evenly on either side of th...