On the trip between Joburg and Durban we stopped at Zandspruit Padstal (about 50km from Harrismith on the N3) for a leg stretch. As a rule we try to avoid the busy chain food outlets at petrol stations which are overpriced and have zero appeal. Stopping at a Padstal we feel that the holiday has begun before reaching our destination.
I love padstals, they generally have a warm, welcoming feel about them. I’m drawn to shelves packed with jams and curious curios.
Acacia did not eat the tuna rolls which I made as padkos (travel food), biltong (dried meat) from the padstal was the perfect healthy snack for her. We enjoyed ice lollies on the lawn before continuing our journey.