Johannesburg to Cape Town – Parys
I’ve heard many things about this tiny town in the Free State along the banks of the Vaal River and I decided to make it my breakfast stop. It’s just over an hour from Johannesburg (if you don’t get lost) and there are many quaint little cafés and coffee shops. I chose to get my morning caffeine fix at Feast, a garden restaurant along the main road where the kids can play on the jungle gyms while parents enjoy delicious breakfasts, light meals and sweet treats in the shade.
The town itself is very much an artist’s retreat and antique stores, galleries and craft shops line the main road. It’s an easy walk from Feast to pop into some of them and you’ll definitely leave with a few beautiful souvenirs to decorate your own house with.
On the way back to the N1, you’ll pass a lion park where you can learn about conservation and get up-close to the lions living in the sanctuary, and a berry farm where you can pick your own berries to take home with you or simply buy some of the products on sale at the shop.