We were tasked by the family with picking up waterblommetjies while away on our recent little trip to Montagu (it is of course potjiekos weather time), and seeing as it conveniently lay along the route we were travelling, we pulled over at the brightly coloured Affie Plaas Farm Stall just outside Robertson on our way home.
South African farm stalls in the Western Cape are always a fun little stop. Usually brightly coloured, usually quirkily decorated and full of character, these spaces are always jam packed with farm produce, local bakes and preserves, and pleasingly Affie Plaas is no different, delivering in spades all that you have come to expect from a good farm stall experience.
From freshly squeezed juices, baked milktarts, fruit and veg, and preserves in every shape and size, to home decor, kitchen necessities, silly gadgets, and kitsch (but of so cool) oversized props of South African legends like Bovril, Marmite, Lucky Star and Black Cat peanut butter, Affie Plaas is packed to the rafters with all. Oh, and waterblommetjies too of course.
They are also known for their giant family of big eyed colourfully dressed straw bale men greeting you as you drive by – aka perfect Instagram/touristy fodder, so yes, of course I also used this opportunity to force everyone to take a photo with them as well!
All in all a busy but well curated space worth stopping at if you ever find yourself on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson then.
And then we stopped for lunch at the Big Red Chair of Rooiberg Winery just down the road…