One of the markets I have always wanted to attend, but somehow was never able to until now, was Kamers/Makers. With over 180 makers on show, offering everything from handcrafted decor & fashion to artisan food and wine, when I saw the event being advertised I knew that this was the year I had to be there.
The event was held at Blaauwklippen Vineyards in Stellenbosch, which is a gorgeous spacious venue, providing enough space to still safer in these Covid-tines. We purchased tickets online, at R60 per ticket, which included a free shopper and consol glass bottle, which you could refill throughout the day at the water station. A cashless and plastic-free market? I was already impressed before I had even entered.
Walking around the market and admiring all the gorgeous goods on display, I felt my credit card cry out, but quickly muffled it by hiding it deep down in my bag – we were Snapscanning today, there was no need for it. I fell in love multiple times, with so many garments, and the fact that every maker was so friendly and up for a chat just made it harder to not buy everything!
In between shopping we had to make sure we had enough energy to continue, so we made multiple trips to the food vendors. Breakfast was “the perfect braai-broodtjie” with some Blaauwklippen MCC, and later for lunch I had what I can only describe as one of the best burgers ever from De Vrije Burger – everyone nearby felt a bit awkward as I had a love affair.
Of course, being at a wine farm we had to end the day with a tasting. We chose to do the macaron and wine pairing, which proved to be the perfect dessert after all the delicious foods consumed. The Sauvignon Blanc was the favourite for me, and I couldn’t resist taking a bottle home. Definitely one of the best days I’ve had in a while.