Weskus Spens is the
oldest and arguably the most famous farm stall on the R27. Established as
far back as April 1992,Weskus Spens was built and opened by Annemarie and Julian Thom.
A lot of research was done before building took place,so as to
depict a typical West Coast style. It is situated 10
km before Vredenburg and 20 km before Velddrif.
"Spens" is the
Afrikaans word for pantry, which is more or less what you will find produce not unlike
those found in your grandma's pantry on the farm.
On arrival you will be welcomed by the heavenly smell of freshly
baked farm bread. The hand-kneaded bread is baked daily and is such a
popular favourite that it has even travelled to New York and Dubai!
Weskus Spens is very well known for their excellent
breakfasts and outstanding pies, so make sure you come hungry! A
lovely outside garden area with a jungle gym will ensure the kids entertain
themselves while you enjoy your meal or browse the shop.
The shop is a gem of West Coast traditions. Shelves are laden
with rustic enamelware and a variety of gifts. Anything home made can be found
here, from rusks, biscuits,
chutneys, preserves, jams and organic honey and they also stock Simply Bee products
and potted plants. Bokkoms (sun-dried fish, a famous
West Coast tradition) are always available!
This farm stall provides a genuine
West Coast experience: visit them once and you are sure to become a regular