Share your favourite padkos and win wine!
August 12, 2014

Road trips are one of my favourite things in the world, and no road trip is complete with padkos*.

The mere mention of padkos brings up nostalgic memories of lunch-boxes filled with my gran’s home-made mini pies, boiled eggs, chicken mayo sandwiches, big bags of Simba chips and flasks of steaming coffee.

South Africa Roadtrip


Before there were petroports with fast food franchises around every corner, it was far more popular for roadtrippers to pack their own padkos and stop at one of the many rest-stops on the side of the highway.

Remember the concrete benches and tables that used to dot our roadsides, but seem to have all but disappeared? You can still find a few if you look hard enough.



Sadly, these days padkos is more likely to be a Steers or Wimpy burger, or a stale pie – meh! If you’re a frequent road-tripper like me, you’ll know a gem farmstall to stop at for the perfect roadside feed.

I just love farmstalls –  lekker biltong, local fruit, fresh pies and hot farm bread… Oh and while I’m there I usually  stock up on some local jam and rusks.


What is your favourite farmstall or padkos?

I have a few favourite farmstall stops – Peregrine farmstall in Elgin, Nanaga near Port Elizabeth, Millies near Machadodorp and Oumeul Bakkery at Riviersonderend  – to name a few.  What are yours? 


Obikwa Wines has given me a case of wine to giveaway!

Share your padkos favourites with me in the comments below AND like my Facebook page to stand a chance of winning this cool case of Obikwa wine – one for each day of the week!


There is an OBiKWA wine for every day

Join the #PadkosQuest with Obikwa Wines 

To win BIG, join the #PadkosQuest  with Olli, the Obikwa Wines ostrich.  The #PadkosQuest is already in full swing and Olli is tweeting from the road on @ObikwaWines as he missions all over South Africa, in search of South Africa’s favourite padkos roadside stop.


Olli just arrived in Springbok in the Northern Cape


To get in line for the BIG prize – A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF WINE – share your favourite padkos and roadside stops with Olli by tweeting @ObikwaWines using #PadkosQuest.  

The competition closes this Friday August 15, so hurry up and enter!

Don’t forget to comment below to win the case of wine!  The rest is up to you, share with your friends. Join the OBiKWA tribe on or get the lowdown on Twitter @ObikwaWines.

*For the non-South Africans “padkos” (pronounced “put-koss”) is Afrikaans and literally means “road food”.

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Meruschka Govender

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There are 11 comments

  • Tania says:

    The Cabin Farmstall & Deli in Clocolan offers great variety of food like filled vetkoek and pancakes. The old farm vechiles are great entertainment for the kids. Also have interesting little stalls to browse and admire locals’ craftwork.

  • Anneke says:

    Kuilfontein farmstal,close to Springfontein in the Southern Free State… love it!!

    • mzansigirl says:

      Thanks Anneke. I’ve heard of Kuilfontein before. Definitely going to look out for it when I’m in the Southern Free Sate area.

  • Caylin van Wyk says:

    Ronnies Sex Shop is always a big winner along the Scenic Cape Route 62 in Barrydale!!An awesome pub with some greeeeaaat food and also lots of stories covered between those walls!! A great treat for a roadtrip with some friends!:) #PadKosQuest

    • mzansigirl says:

      Haha, yes, how could we forget the famous Ronnies Sex Shop. I’ve only stopped for a drink, what would you recommend to eat there?

  • Gail Wilson says:

    I unfortunately don’t get to travel much, but a drive to Harties or Maglisburg cannot go without a stop at Maggie Farm – Home of the Chicken Pie (Pelindaba Road, Lanseria), whether it’s to have a sit down meal or just to grab a few chicken pies. Some to eat on the way and definitely some to take home. #PadkosQuest

    • mzansigirl says:

      Thanks Gail. All padkos recommendations welcome. I drive that road too sometimes. Will try and pop into Maggies Farm next time!

  • Caylin van Wyk says:

    I have to say another awesome #PadKosQuest stall to go to would defos be the Napier Farm Stall and restaurant!! Friendly people, food made with a motherly type of love and Napier Beer…#GoodVibesChilling

  • Caylin van Wyk says:

    Another great place for padkos is Mooiberge Padstall between Stellenbosch and Somerset West…Whatever you want they have it…they even have some good Obikwa wines there aswell and an awesome restaurant The Thirsty Scarecrow! They also have strawberry picking and great entertainment for kids….not to mention the beautiful views!!! #PadKosQuest #Fingerscrossed

  • mzansigirl says:

    Congrats Gail Wilson! You’ve won the case of Obikwa wines! Draw via

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