Take to the countryside at the Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock, adjacent to Shaka’s Rock.
This family-owned and run farm makes a refreshing change from the seaside activities in the area, or a great place to visit when the tide is in or the surf is not up to scratch.
On the second Saturday of every month, the Litchi Orchard hosts a bustling Farmer’s Market, filled with desirable locally-made creations. Here you can have an authentic market experience with a social vibe – it’s a great place to get together with friends and meet new people.
You can spend the whole day and never tire of sampling the tasty dishes and delights offered up at the food market, which can be enjoyed while strolling around, lounging on the lawn or at one of the tables.
Here you will find fresh, locally-produced artisan meals and treats such as:
- An amazing array of cheeses
- Yummy bacon-and-egg rolls
- Delightful artisan breads
- Preserves, pickles and chilli sauces
- Tasty chicken samoosas
- Homemade cakes, biscuits and other sweet treats,
- Artisan beers
- Plump free-range chickens
- Homegrown Olives
- Organic fruit and veg
- Baked German goodies
The bean-to-cup Beanstruk Coffee Roastery is a great place to enjoy a cuppa of the finest brew with a red velvet cupcake on the side and the Lemon Canary’s baked goods are irresistible.
The Driefontein garden centre has an interesting variety of garden plants, trees and food plants, as well as fresh produce on offer.
The Art section of the market is where you will find a range of original pieces handcrafted by local artists. You will find a selection of top-quality furniture pieces, antiques, fine art, photography, pottery, stoneware, graphic design, jewellery and wood carvings up for grabs at these stalls.
As the afternoon wears on you might want to amble along to the rustic Monkey Country Pub for a locally brewed beer or two and during summer, you can’t leave without stocking up on delicious litchis fresh from the trees – a favourite activity for children.
Once a month the fun extends into the evening with a night market and live bands, and an open mic evening is held from time to time at the Monkey Country Pub.
Although there is plenty of parking available, the market is becoming increasingly popular and it can get rather packed at times, so get an early start and make a day of it.