Just Another South African Padstal - Gamka Slaghuise (N1)
I love a good Padstal, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I tend to grab a few shots each time I enter one (I suppose it's due to the fact that I have a camera with me most places!) and so I thought I would share a few Padstal images with you from time to time.
If you don't know what they are, you're missing out! South Africans and visitors alike enjoy the wonders each has to offer. Essentially a roadside farm stall, these little hot spots of activity and cheer often house innumerable goodies and fresh produce. From light snacks to marmalades, candies, to "Ouma's se boere seep", dried & fresh fruit, trinkets, artwork, and homemade knitted clothing - just to name a few things! - you can find something for every taste and like.
Most importantly, you will be able to find a bathroom, however basic, which can often be exactly what is needed on a long journey across this beautiful country!
Some are lesser known padstals and some you might well recognise. If you've been to any of the padstals I'm likely to write about, let me know what you bought, or what you thought of your visit. Below, you'll find a mix of simple images from a lesser known padstal along the N1 - "Gamka Slaghuise & Padstal" not too far from the small towns (villages really) of Prince Albert Road and Leeu-Gamka.
Most pass it by... simply because it's poorly marked. If you do decide to stop, you will be greeted not only by the usual goodies and treats, but also fantastic Karoo lamb, and lekker biltong!