No road trip in South Africa is complete without stopping at one of the hundreds of welcoming farm stalls sprinkled along our highways and byways for a coffee break, something to eat and to buy a few goodies to nibble on during the rest of the journey.
There are literally hundreds of farm stalls all over the country, some widely known, loved and easy to find and others tucked away at the end of dirt tracks or hidden from view.
This gem of a travel guide - Farm Stall to Farm Stall - was compiled by Jennifer Stern who clocked up about 13,000km traversing South Africa to visit, taste, buy and enjoy the hospitality of more than 150 farm stalls which are described in great detail, complete with contact details, opening times and GPS coordinates. She also gives tips for accommodation, including child and pet friendly ratings. The guide also provides a detailed guide to markets and festivals, their locations, operating days and opening times with maps of venues.
As a handy reference and as a guide to towns, places of interest and stopover planning, she has selected seven key routes and divided the guide into provinces, linking farm stalls to the nearest towns.
Foodies will enjoy her 'coffee cup' and 'muffin' ratings of the various stalls and her passion for of coffee quality and fresh cakes, scones and muffins.
Farm Stall to Farm Stall is published by Map Studios and is guaranteed to add a lot of extra fun to any road trip.
Henrie Geyser joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food, and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.
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