Kardoesie N7 Countrystop

A mere 39 kilometres from Piketberg – or 88 kilometres on a mountain bike through Paleisheuwel – Kardoesie Restaurant and Shop offers a spectacular view of the Renosterhoek Valley in summer and a cosy fire place in winter.

Located on the West Coast Way Berg Route

Kardoesie N7 Countrystop

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Kardoesie N7 Countrystop is located on the West Coast Way  Berg Route.

‘n ‘Kardoes(ie)’ is a brown paper bag – those old enough will remember with nostalgia how groceries would be packed in these bags and held under one’s arm to take to your car or to walk home. In times gone by children could buy a handful of loose sweets; they would clutch their precious stash in a small kardoesie crumpled at the top to fit into a little fist. Trying to retrieve a sweet from the bag would yield a surprise as you wouldn’t know which flavour would emerge.

In the same way the people at Kardoesie N7 Countrystop seem to come up with a new experience ever so often. They re-invent what is on offer constantly so there might just be a surprise in store when you arrive. Those who have been here once seem to return countless times.

At Kardoesie an extensive breakfast menu is served all day – always a plus for those en route somewhere whether it’s near or far – or choose between a wide selection of burgers, pizzas or toasted sandwiches including a dagwood or tramezzini, light meals such as homemade pies and filled pancakes, hake and/or calamari as well as scrumptious cakes.

Whilst you wait – but you will have to hurry as the service is brisk, and friendly – browse the deli shop or Mengelmoes with its delightful mishmash of merchandise from leather products to imported clothes, from books to sunglasses.

Kardoesie N7 Countrystop also offers camping and self-catering accommodation. As its only 80 minutes’ drive from Cape Town it’s ideal for a weekend breakaway to explore the district and to get away from it all.

Over the years Kardoesie, who opened their doors in 1997, has become a delightful institutional stop on the N7 at the top of Piekenierskloof Pass on your way to/from Piketberg, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Wupperthal, Vanrhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville and/or Garies.

Travel tip:

7 Stops on the N7

The 7 Stops On The N7 route has been launched by the Kardoesie N7 Countrystop and is a self-drive route which includes the towns of Piketberg, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Wupperthal, Van Rhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville and Garies.7stopsn7-7-stops-kardoesie

The West Coast Way Wild Route, which was launched in early December, and will also be showcased in April 2017 at the prestigious World Travel Market trade event, has been developed by West Coast Way and is the latest exciting route to be added to the other West Coast Way offerings, which include the Culture Route, the Scenic Route, the Berg Route and the Foodie Route.

The Wild Route, which is the ultimate “off the beaten track” experience, offers two passage options – the Sustainable Sea Food Track, which travels along the coast and includes Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay and Doringbaai; and the People Rocking Nature Track, which covers the inland towns along the N7, starting at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort and Citrusdal.

According to Kardoesie N7 Countrystop founders Hanri and Anette Theron, it was their long time dream to launch the 7 Stops on the N7 Route to promote the areas immediately surrounding their thriving farm stall and restaurant which is situated at the top of the Piekenierskloof Pass near Citrusdal.

Facilities available at Kardoesie N7 Countrystop

• Accommodation • Camping • Child-Friendly • Restaurant & Coffee Shop • Farm Stall • Wheel Chair Accessible • Agri-Tourism • Trails • Historic Landmark • Mountain Biking • Conference Venue • TripAdvisor • Credit & Debit Card Facilities

Find Kardoesie N7 Countrystop on the West Coast Way  Berg Route.

Open: 7 days a week but closed Sunday mornings (12:00 – 17:00)
Location: N7 Citrusdal
Contact: +27 (0)82 525 2247 | [email protected]Kardoesie N7 Countrystop

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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