Dassiesfontein…a modern day Aladdin’s cave.

On the N2 out to Caledon is a very unremarkable sign that reads 'Dassiesfontein'. Nothing can quite prepare you for what it is all about.

On the N2 out to Caledon is a very unremarkable sign that reads ‘Dassiesfontein’. Nothing can quite prepare you for what it is all about.

From the outside it looks as if someone inside has been quite industrious. Metalwork is scattered all over the stoep.

From the outside it looks as if someone inside has been quite industrious. Metalwork is scattered all over the stoep.

Old wagon wheels from a bygone era...

Old wagon wheels from a bygone era…

Old wood burning stoves prepare fresh loaves of bread that can be ordered on arrival and food for a little eatery that serves boerekos.

Old wood burning stoves prepare fresh loaves of bread that can be ordered on arrival and food for a little eatery that serves boerekos.

All things baked...

All things baked…

My mom and I checking out all the relishes, chutneys, oils and condiments.

My mom and I checking out all the relishes, chutneys, oils and condiments.

A feast of enamel goods are on offer in interesting colours.

A feast of enamel goods are on offer in interesting colours.

You can even buy an old wood stove. My Dad tells me that one of his first jobs as a young man was to sell this exact brand of stove.

You can even buy an old wood stove. My Dad tells me that one of his first jobs as a young man was to sell this exact brand of stove.

Glass bead chandeliers hang in profusion above the diners heads.

Glass bead chandeliers hang in profusion above the diners heads.

Handmade metal boxes, bowls and plates.

Handmade metal boxes, bowls and plates.

I loved the collection of old toy vintage cars.

I loved the collection of old toy vintage cars.

Rooms of treasures in which one can get lost for hours and hours...

Rooms of treasures in which one can get lost for hours and hours…

Baskets, boxes and bins...

Baskets, boxes and bins…

More homemade preserves and jams in an old fashioned shop setup, complete with the black cat that lazed sleepily on the counter.

More homemade preserves and jams in an old fashioned shop setup, complete with the black cat that lazed sleepily on the counter.

A selection of handmade local cheeses on offer.

A selection of handmade local cheeses on offer.

Displays that tantalised...Colours and textures are abundant. If you love to browse through interesting things then this little haven is a must for you!

Displays that tantalised…Colours and textures are abundant. If you love to browse through interesting things then this little haven is a must for you!

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5 thoughts on “Dassiesfontein…a modern day Aladdin’s cave.

  1. One of my most favourite places. I call it a farmstall mall HAHA! It’s like disappearing down a rabbit hole into a treasure trove that makes your head spin! Been there a few times and I have taken all the photos but never blogged about it….so loved looking through yours…..made me feel I was there all over again but with you 🙂 Great post Sam xx

    • Thank you Colleen, I have been wanting to do a post on it since I went there in the beginning of January but I finally got around to it. I was joking just now that I had to be dragged out of Dassiesfontein kicking and screaming, as I could have stayed forever. That however is not far from the truth, I could have been there weeks and still not seen everything there is to see. It is a wonderful place…Farmstall Mall…I like it! It has a ring to it. Sleep well my friend and hopefully we will see you soon. Much ❤ Sam xxx

  2. Oh my word… That’s it, hubby has no choice, he is stopping there on our next trip down the N2!! :o) Prop heaven!

  3. […] in the Overberg is found between Botrivier and Caledon. I have written a blog about it before https://samscapes.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/dassiesfontein-a-modern-day-aladdins-cave/ I could spend years in this place and still find new things. From the outside it looks quite […]

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