The Windmill


The Windmill Restaurant in Hartbeespoort caters for:

Special occasions
Pensioner Tuesdays & Thursdays

A Dutch Windmill - large and modern looking, on the side of the R511. Less than
an hour's easy drive from Joburg - and within sight of the Hartebeespoort Dam -
I discovered something special!

The Windmill restaurant stands like a beacon in the centre of what is the beginning
of a small, new development. Turning off the road and through the Jasmyn gate, we parked - along with a surprising number of vehicles for 10h30 on a Sunday morning.
But then we didn't know the full extent of what lay ahead.

We walked across the lawns and the wooden bridge over a small stream. People
were sitting under umbrellas on the Windmill deck, and inside on the two levels.
Wisely, we had booked a table, and were shown up the stairs to the gallery.

The table was comfortably large, and placed next to a window through which we
could look over the lawns, to the distant, hazy hills. Suddenly, there was no rush,
just time to relax, eat and enjoy ourselves.

Breakfast, served until 11h00, was good, and nicely prepared and served. The
settings were attractive and clean, the service very friendly and efficient. Time, and
the sails, stood still.

Now, one of the things I definitely do not get excited about is shopping on a Sunday.
But - next to the Windmill was a large thatched building, inside of which was the most attractive and fascinating food store that I have yet seen. This accounted for many
of the vehicles outside.

The Jasmyn Plaasprodukte is nothing like your normal roadside farmstall. This is
large, lavishly stocked and puts the local supermarkets to shame. An extensive range
of fresh farm produce, as well as local and imported foodstuffs and delicacies are
on display; including large cheeses made on the farm, meat at competitive prices,
novelties and useful things -and "Koffie, Oom?"

If I had known in advance I would have suggested that we did our week's shopping,
and then some, there. As it was, we spent time inside - and did buy a selection of
things we couldn't resist. (The biltong was good).

I was almost tempted to buy a yacht's wheel that hung on the wall! Upstairs was a well stocked book and music store, with variety from Christian to Cooking to History and Wildlife. I did buy a pack of three CDs!

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