6 Favourite farm stalls every South African needs to know about

Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town – Farm stalls – or padstalle – are one of the best things about road trips in SA. The long roads between SA’s little ‘dorpies’ are only bearable because of the prospect of stopping on route to indulge in something home made and delicious. 

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If we think about it, the Cape of Good Hope was once an entire 'padstal' in itself - when Van Riebeeck and his gang used Cape Town as a much needed 'padstal' between continents.

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In honour of our heritage and nostalgic love for padstalle, here are six of our favourite farm stall treasures across the country.


Nanaga – on the N2 between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown 
What to buy: Freshly bakes roosterkoek! 

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Karoobos - Hofmeyr
What to buy: Karoo bitlong and droëwors 




Tolbos - Patensie off the N2 
What to buy: Old-school sweets wrapped in newspaper cones

A photo posted by Mia Kreusch (@miakreusch) on


Dassiesfontein - Overberg on the N2 outside Caledon
What to buy: Moerkoffie

A photo posted by Kelly (@kzetler) on


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Kapoet - Willowmore on the N9 (off Route 62) 
What to buy: The best-ever lamb pie

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Die Winkel - Paternoster
What to buy: Snoeksout

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These are but a handful of our favourite farm stalls. Click here to see a map and all our 53 Fabulous Farmstalls you have to stop at.

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