Eating Out in WorcesterDie Pampoenstalletjie
Where? A few kilometres east of Worcester at the Vlakplaas turn-off, Worcester, Breede River Valley, Western Cape
When? Open daily.
How? Call +27 (0)23 342-1224
Die Pampoenstalletjie (directly translated to “the little pumpkin farm stall”) is a small, but treasured, attraction just outside the Western Cape town of Worcester. While relatively small in comparison to major urban epicentres, Worcester is the largest town in the Breede River district, and an important little hub of local activity and industry. It is located within the beauty of the South African farmlands and winelands, making it even more of a delight to visit.
Die Pampoenstalletjie is situated just a few minutes outside of Worcester, and is known for its rustic style and its eclectic collection of real pumpkins – from tiny to giant, and everything in-between. This pumpkin theme is carried through the décor and the products on offer, giving the entire farm stall a really irresistible sense of charm and warmth. In addition to lovely ornaments and keepsakes, there are also preserves, fresh fruits, vegetables straight off the farm, pumpkin muffins, moerkoffie, homemade ginger beer, and wonderful quince sweets on offer. Such traditional favourites and unique treats make Die Pampoenstalletjie a popular choice amongst local regulars as well as visitors from all over the world.
While a love for pumpkins is not imperative for all visitors to the farm stall, it certainly is an advantage. The owner, Hettie Viljoen, makes all sorts of pumpkin-themed goodies, including patchwork pumpkins, for visitors to indulge themselves in.
Die Pampoenstalletjie is recommended for all those that will be spending time in Worcester, or those simply passing through en route to various exciting destinations in South Africa.