This wonderful tongue-in-the-cheek eatery, farmstall, nursery, petting zoo and pub, promotes a healthy, organic lifestyle and are passionate about recycling, upcycling and caring for the environment as well as the local community.
Located on the West Coast Way Tractor Route
If you ever find yourself on the R45 just outside Hopefield heading towards Langebaan or Velddrif, you might spot a cluster of buildings with a brightly coloured picture of an old VW Kombi on the wall, made out of something other than paint.Turn off, if you need to, reverse back down the road and turn in. Welcome to Die Plaasmol, a family run venue with a cheeky sense of humour, quirky style and the most creative upcycling ever seen. This place celebrates the essence of individuality, slow living and community caring.
Children can run free while parents drink coffee, have a snack, watch the sport on a giant TV in the pub or just walk around getting ideas for repurposing all sorts of items.
Upcycling is even more important to this family than recycling is, and they are happy to explain the difference, share ideas and even encourage you to take photos and copy what they have done.
Got an old pair of crocs that you just can’t destroy? Nail them to a plank, add some soil, prop against a wall and grown a plant in it. Old tyres clogging up your garage? Drill a few holes, weave in some twine, paint it a funky colour with the dregs from a paint tin, and you have a comfy, funky outdoor seat. The ideas are endless, fascinating and everywhere you look, there is an upcycled something.
The Ladybug Nursery sells fruit trees, perennials, shrubs, roses, climbers, vegetable and salad seedlings, and herbs, all sourced locally.
The farmstall is proof of “local is lekker” and slow living is healthy. It stocks wholesome farm products and naturally grown vegetables, free range eggs, locally sourced preserves, jams and baked treats.
Children will love the petting area where Chester the donkey looks out for the Marmosets, turtles, ducks, turkeys, potbelly pigs and goats.
The gift shop is like a cave filled with treasures to be picked up and examined, and there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore in the buildings.
The outdoor areas range between sunny lawns, dappled shade under the trees or covered seating to sit and relax with a large cup of coffee and a generous portion of homemade cake.
Do turn off at Die Plaasmol. You won’t regret a visit to this unique rural venue.
Die Plaasmol is located on the West Coast Way Tractor Route
Open 7 Days a week
Distance from Cape Town: 129km
Contact: +27 (0)74 924 8478 | [email protected]