Wednesday, January 05, 2011

village trading post

Stop in de Rust! This village is 30km outside of Oudtshoorn on the way to Meiringspoort. And the main road has been transformed into a fascinating collection of art/craft/food/antique shops.

We stopped for breakfast at The Village Trading Post. Niekie and Soan run this amazing shop and it is well worth the stop. Niekie is a goldsmith who helps run the coffee shop when he is not making pretty things. Soan is the chef who gave us breakfast of french toast, bacon, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, and orange-onion marmalade.

They have a resident artist, whose amazing paintings persuaded my wife to buy a print of one of her paintings.
And to cap it all they have water cooled fans that were a welcome relief on such a hot day.
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