Vetmuis B&B and Plaaskombuis, Richmond
It is that time of the year again when it seems that the whole tourism industry is in the same mode, “rev up and go”. In our office it is no different and I long for the peace and quiet my travels afford me, away from phones and the general hub of the city.
Discover South Africa as most companies in the tourism industry will be exhibiting at the Durban Indaba and as I need to be there I have decided to work my way to Durban by calling on some of my clients.
Once the decision was made I decided to make Richmond my first stopover. I have always enjoyed going to Richmond and have met the most interesting people. Richmond which was always just a little stop over town, has gained quite some status in recent years with the yearly book fare, and boasts the smallest bookstore in the world. Richmond has also become the home of many artists and photographers. My aim however will be the “Vetmuis Plaaskombuis” situated at 56 Loop St for coffee, meals and accommodation. My previous warm welcome has left me with feelings of being at home and I recall that I did not want to leave.
Vetmuis Plaaskombuis is quant restaurant, coffee and gift shop co-owned by Kobie and Anita, both very arty people with diverse talents which they combine so that Vetmuis (translated “fat mouse”)truly does its name proud. At Vetmuis Plaaskombuis you are spoilt with homemade jams and preserves which can be enjoyed on freshly home baked bread, scones or muffins daily or should you need lunch or dinner be spoilt with the very best Karoo cuisine. Fresh organic vegetables, herbs and fruit all home grown will make your meal memorable. The shop has some wonderful gifts, something I particularly liked was the various crosses made with stones, lead glass, twigs etc. This business is a rare gem in the Karoo.
However, Kobie and Anita being entrepreneurial decided to buy an old cottage which used to be an old railway house which they renovated into self catering accommodation or if preferred a B & B called “Klein Vetmuis”. The decor at Klein Vetmuis is funky without losing its old world charm. I was greeted by a blue Volkswagen Beetle reminiscent of the 60’s era which now enjoys pride of place in the front garden which made my mind wander off to lazy evening watching movies at the local Drive-Inn theatres. The front door is flanked with beautiful lead glass windows and in the lounge there are angel ornaments made by the owners. The rooms are comfortable and ideal for the weary traveller while the airy veranda becomes the best place to unwind with a drink in the hand watching the sun set which really are spectacular in the Karoo. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Vetmuis B & B and am looking forward to staying there on my trip to Durban. Go ahead, stop at Vetmuis Plaaskombuis you will not regret visiting.
Contact information for Klein Vetmuis
Accommodation in Richmond, The Northern Cape
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