Friemersheim DIY Walk

The Friemersheim DIY Walk offers a delightful and unique experience for families visiting the Garden Route in South Africa. Located on a circular route through the picturesque countryside between George and Mossel Bay, Friemersheim was originally established as a mission station in 1870 and has since become a charming village with historical significance.

Key Features:

  1. Lavender Nursery: The DIY walk includes a visit to a lavender nursery that is home to 10 different varieties of lavender. Visitors can explore the fragrant fields and enjoy the beauty of these aromatic plants.
  2. Hester Uithaler’s Garden: In the heart of the historic village, visitors can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea in Hester Uithaler’s garden. This serves as a relaxing stop during the walk, allowing guests to soak in the tranquil atmosphere.
  3. “A Taste of Friemersheim”: For a unique culinary experience, guests can book in advance to enjoy “a taste of Friemersheim.” This includes homemade ginger beer with a distinct bite, traditional South African koeksisters infused with lavender, real Afrikaans-style melktert, and a “bobotie bondeltjie.” These delightful treats are served at the Shweshwe Stop shop, which also features beautiful African-style textiles and products, including the iconic PROEbag—a non-electric slow-cooker.
  4. Fragrance Route: The Friemersheim DIY Walk is part of the Fragrance Route, offering visitors a range of attractions throughout the year. These include a coffee roastery, an export protea farm, a private game farm showcasing local fauna and flora, and an upmarket restaurant for a culinary treat. The Kobus Halliday Car Museum, featuring one of the largest collections of classic cars in South Africa, is also a highlight.
  5. Great Brak River Museum: On the way, visitors can stop by the Great Brak River Museum to learn more about the Friemersheim church and the Volkwyn chair. The museum offers insightful slideshows on the history of South African shweshwe fabric and the innovative PROEbag.

Practical Information:

  • Location: Friemersheim DIY Walk, VGK Church, Kretzen Street, Friemersheim, Great Brak, Garden Route, South Africa.
  • Opening Times: By appointment. Visitors are encouraged to inquire about availability.
  • Contact: For inquiries and bookings, contact +27 (0)82 970-7213.

The Friemersheim DIY Walk promises a blend of natural beauty, culinary delights, and cultural experiences, making it a must-visit attraction for those exploring the Garden Route.

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