Three down and yet one more to go in our hunt for a few of the greatest farmstalls between Cape City and Clanwilliam.
We began off at Desert Rose close to Koringberg. Our second cease took us to Kardoesie, the place we met the beautiful Hanri and Annette Theron and our third cease was De Tol. Our final cease takes us to Veldskoendraai in Clanwilliam.
Written by Thys de Beer
Inform us extra about your farm stall
Velskoendraai is located proper on the entrance to Clanwilliam. Proprietor Louise Nortje takes nice pleasure of their community-focused farm stall that shares not less than 65% native items like home made preserves, jams, rusks and biscuits.
Clanwilliam is, after all, the Rooibos capital and inside the seven clans of rooibos, there are greater than 100 flavoured or blended rooibos teas, – all of which could be tasted at Velskoen Farm Stall. They promote greater than 300 merchandise containing rooibos!
Louise has massive plans for the farm stall as she hints towards pop-up shops. She additionally owns Bella Louise restaurant on the town.
How did you survive lockdown?
Aside from authorities funding as a vital service, they delivered their contemporary bins and did purchasing for townsfolk that had been caught indoors.
Enterprise has since been choosing up. Lately based tour firm, Vacation spot Cederberg, depart from and return to Velskoendraai within the afternoon. They’re additionally concerned within the Style the Area initiative that gives wine, gin and rooibos tastings in surrounding Klawer and Lutzville. The Cederberg can be the bouldering capital of the world attracting boulderers from throughout.
What’s on the menu?
Velskoen’s full breakfast is a agency favorite however their roosterkoek and conventional delicacies, like their hearty tripe waterblommetjiebredie and entire lamb neck are additionally well-liked. And pies, it appears that evidently travellers love their scrumptious pies.
The Clanwilliam Lodge
Linda and her staff handled us like royalty on the Clanwilliam Lodge and didn’t let loadshedding stand of their strategy to serve the photographer, George, and I some scrumptious steak on the lodge’s Badger’s Grill. We additionally didn’t want Eskom to have the ability to quaff certainly one of Piekenierskloof’s scrumptious reds both. Fortunately our spacious room’s snug beds ensured night time’s sleep after an extended day on the street.
Do, dine and sleep: touring the charming city of Clanwilliam