There are four official theories about how the farm Daggaboer got its name, only one of them involving the weed itself. Isobel Neethling might share them with you while you sample their legendary ginger beer or homemade lemonade.
The farmstall is 48km from Cradock on the N10, two hours from Port Elizabeth. Daggaboer is locally world famous for sheepskin slippers, homemade pies, game biltong and Isobel Neethling’s fresh made milktart and delectably fluffy lemon meringue pie.
Here you’ll also find some preserves unique to this area of the Karoo: Slap Hakskeentjies (onions in a mild mustard sauce), Boeremeisies (apricots in almond-infused witblits), and of course, Turksvystroop (thick prickly pear syrup delicious on toast, waffles, ice cream and even smeared over braaied steak).
They also sell Karoo books, mohair goods and other little local treasures.
Do the Karoo thing. Sit on the stoep, let the kids explore, and gaze deeply into the middle distance over a fresh tart and a deep plunger of aromatic Masterton’s coffee.
Tel: 082 651 8627.