When in Stellenbosch ..... Route 44 Market

Earlier this year, a brand new food and craft market opened in Stellenbosch, located at Audacia Farm, on the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West. It is a very child-friendly market with play areas for the kids, bungee trampolines and a little train. So, our babysitters during my friend’s wedding (it took 4 for them! An aunt, uncle and two grandparents :-), took Daniel to the market and we arrived just in time to see his huge smile when he and his granny came back from a trip in the vineyards on the colourful little train. 

The part I liked best was all the outside seating areas under the huge trees. We saw friends meeting up for lunch, students sipping on beers while listening to the live music, and kids running around. Although the market is open from 09:00 till 15:30, my husband ended up, with some of his Argus cycling friends, “carbo-loading” under the big trees until considerably later than that! It is a lovely way to spend a leisurely day and let the time pass slowly while appreciating the views of the vineyards and Stellenbosch Mountains.

The market is on every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 15:30. You can like their Facebook page here.

Image credits: Nani Kornelius & Elanie Fourie

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