Roadtrips are one of my absolute favourite things. I love the long drive and the stops along the way. I especially love stopping at proper farm stalls or padstalletjies. Sadly these have disappeared over the years with the amount of massive petrol stops and burger joints, but I always believe it’s well worth taking the track off the main road to get to these gems.
When visiting Tsitsikamma recently, we made a detour out to Eersterivier for the day and on the way out, stopped at Oudebosch Farmstall for breakfast and a look around. This farmstall is less ‘stall’ and more ‘mall’, in the best way possible. Stacked to the literal rafters with locally-produced preserves, arts and craft, jewellery and other bits and pieces brought in by the owner Dewald Niemann.
The farmstall was originally started as more of a convenience store and as its popularity grew, so did the footprint of the store. Besides the general groceries available, an adjoining section offers a myriad of souvenirs and gifts, while the restaurant and outdoor play area finish off Oudebosch Farmstall.
The menu has plenty of choice, but I just couldn’t resist the signature Oudebosch Farmstall roosterkoek. If you’re not familiar with roosterkoek, it’s a doughy bread that’s served hot just off the grill and paired with farm butter, cheese and jam. And yes, they are absolutely delicious. Oudebosch bake a fresh batch each morning to cater for its visitors and their doughy smell was most welcoming in the cool weather when we arrived.
The farmstall also acts as a tourist information centre with plenty of brochures for things to do in the surrounding area and even further out. Accommodation and activity bookings can be made at the farmstall and the staff are always on hand to help travellers looking for something fun to do. Ginger the cat is also around to seek out any and all attention given, while kids can enjoy the outdoor play area complete with bunnies.
Pop into Oudebosch Farmstall when you’re next on the area, find the stall at cnr. R102 and Eersterivier Rd, Tsitsikamma. Follow them on Facebook too!
My visit to Oudebosch Farmstall forms part of the 7 Wonders of our World Campaign. As with all my posts, I retain full editorial control.