Steenbokfontein Market

Every last Saturday of every month it’s time for the Steenbokfontein market. People flock here to find local produce coupled with entertainment.

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It’s essentially a farmers’ market where kids can play while adults can imbibe some wine, should they so choose.

The responsible market goers start with a mug of Jan Pierewiet boeretroos (coffee – usually strong) whilst surveying the market scene before moving on to their next beverage. Should you develop a particular fondness for the coffee, take some coffee beans home.

A market is not a market unless there are pancakes. Steenbokfontein delivers in this regard too. Meet up – over a cinnamon pancake – with old friends, or meet new ones, from the West Coast!

Young and old gather and enjoy from freshly shucked oysters to organic farm vegetables like carrots extra-long leeks, and onions; from home-made jams, chutney and pickles to a happie straight from the coals; from something sweet (like chocolate or almond croissants, plain or chocolate fudge and brownies) to venison – kudu and springbuck – and cold meats, including salami, pancetta, black forest ham and carpaccio, and sausages; from roosterkoek delivered with flair to deepfried potato bites on a sosatie skewer. Add veldplante for your city garden, handmade wooden bedside lamps or funky flared pants for the summer holiday.

As the Saturday morning progresses more and more people arrive – bring your own well-behaved dog if you crave extra company – to make themselves comfortable on straw bales, the way it used to be done decades ago. Makes one want to sokkie… especially when the music starts.

Pack a sun hat to protect your face whilst listening to some good ole boeremusiek, something more modern added to the mix or the nostalgic tjoiiing tjoiiing of a guitar, or two.

For extra flavour to the day, head to the jalapeno popper stall.

Open every last Saturday of the month
Distance from Cape Town: 238km
Where: Steenbokfontein, R365, Lamberts Bay
Coordinates: S 33°58′ 23.3″ E 018°50′ 51.0″
Contact: +27 (0)60 458 8650 | [email protected]

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

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