The Farmyard Trading Post is where you can buy organic farm produce, arts, crafts and antiques, and then round off your shopping with a delicious country meal. This family-friendly spot is a short drive from Polokwane and offers you a charming old world country experience.

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The Farmyard Trading Post also boasts a small theatre showcasing local productions.

The Farmyard Trading Post is an organic market, bistro, deli and bakery all rolled into one. From Limpopo's friendly capital city of Polokwane, it's a short drive to The Farmyard Trading Post where you can enjoy a few gentle hours browsing, shopping, eating and relaxing in a country setting.

The Farmyard Trading Post has an organic monthly market selling loads of local delights: organic fruit and vegetables, clothes, jewellery, beadwork, arts, crafts and antiques. Round up family and friends and spend a lovely morning shopping in the market. There's a playground for children. Enjoy a lazy breakfast, or a long lunch.

The Farmyard Trading Post has a big porch overlooking a lush garden for outdoor dining. The air is filled with the smell of freshly baked bread – baguettes, ciabatta, rye, rolls, seed loaves, muffins and pastries. The deli tempts you with a range of homemade jams, preserves and marmalades, cheese and cold meat. There are health and lifestyle products on sale too.

In keeping with the holistic ethos, the menu is wholesome, with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce and organic country fare. Enjoy salads, platters, cold meats and cheese. And don't even try to resist their legendary sweet trolley – a barrow-full of favourite handmade sweets.

The Farmyard Trading Post is an easy drive from Polokwane. From fine dining and gourmet cuisine, to organic delis and traditional fare, Polokwane has plenty of good eating spots too. It also has the biggest shopping centre in Limpopo and many places to get exquisite arts, crafts and curios.

It's easy to escape the urban hustle and bustle. On the city's doorstep, you'll find lots of natural attractions like game reserves, mountains and wilderness areas. You can walk with lions at The Ranch Hotel, south of the city, or take a quiet game drive at the Polokwane Game Reserve, 10 minutes from the city centre.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

The Farmyard Trading Post
Tel: +27 (0)15 263 6452
Email: info@thefarmyard.co.za

African Roots Guesthouse
Tel:+27 (0)15 297 0113

Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Farm
Tel: +27 (0)82 853 8754
Email: cheese@haenertsburg.co.za

How to get here

From Polokwane travel east on the R81 to Modjadjiskloof/Munnik. It's about a 15-minute drive.

Best time to visit

Last Saturday of every month when The Farmyard Trading Post hosts an organic market spotlighting local produce and producers.

Tours to do

Take a tour of the Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Farm in Magoebaskloof, near the village of Haenertsburg.

Where to stay

African Roots is an artistic and welcoming guesthouse in the heart of Polokwane. Furnished with artworks and crafts from India, Indonesia and Africa, African Roots is a pleasant oasis in Limpopo's capital city.

What to eat

Enjoy a platter of organic salads, cheeses and cold meat in Al Fresco, the country garden restaurant at the Farmyard Trading Post.

What's happening

The Haenertsburg Spring Fair, every September in the quaint hamlet of Haenertsburg, about 30 minutes drive from Polokwane.

Best buys

Something delicious from the deli or bakery.