Dassiesfontein is an interesting farm stall about an hours drive from Cape Town along the N2. Apart from its really delicious and filling farmers' breakfasts they also have many very unique gifts and items for sale that you probably won't find elsewhere. They have a fair slection of locally made shows, handbags, clothing, jams and preserves, and are reknown also for stocking iron Dover wood fired stoves.
Photos from various visits showing places of interest here. It's a great town to visit with some unique gift items to be found, a good bookshop, a famous chocolatier, and some good restaurants and eateries,.
There is a beautiful area around the lake with green lawns, trees and benches to sit and picnic. Close by is also a children's play area. You buy pre-order picnic baskets or buy your own food and drink at their farm stall. The wine is around R59 to R69 per bottle but we warned there is no longer the massive selection of cold meats that they used to have - that said there is a selection of cheeses (around R45 each), biltong, pates, jams, quiches, pies (from 10am ), fruit salad to choose from. Across from the farm stall is a bakery that sells delicious baked breads (around R45 a loaf).
Seems the Epping site no longer has a restaurant operating (we discovered whne visiting 23 Nov 2018) but we also visited the pub site in Woodstock. So the photos from Epping merely show what the restaurant used to look like.
We booked a one hour ride through the Adventure Shop at https://adventureshop.activitar.com. It is our second time here and obviously, we were back because we enjoyed the previous ride. The 10am slot seemed to be ideal as it was not yet hot. I took a bit more video this time which gives more of an idea off what you see and experience on the ride.