Pot & Kettle…. and more!
Enjoying some of the most magnificent views of the 1000 Hills is the dining and retail destination: the 1000 Hills Arts and Craft Market, colloquially probably better known by name of its anchor tenant, the Pot & Kettle.
The Pot & Kettle is a relaxed family eatery, offering indoor and outdoor spaces all capitalising on the magnificent views, as is its neighbour, the Brown Cat Café. A row of self-standing rondavel-like shops back onto the eateries offering great browsing and buying opportunities.
A trip to the Puzzle Place comes recommended! Intricate executive and children’s handmade puzzles, brain teasers and curiosities make the perfect gift. All individually crafted, they are functional collectors’ items – and need neither data nor power to enjoy! Working them out is a great test of patience and skill.
Right next door to the Puzzle Place is Karen’s Hub offering an astonishing selection of jewellery, decoupage, mosaics, décor and craft items.
Arts, crafts, homemade goods, crochetwork, beadwork, metalwork, bags, leather wear and garments are all available in the collection of shops. I found gorgeous children’s home-made crocheted ensembles – in buttercup yellows and mint greens – all matching; and functional strappy leather bags – just big enough for cell phones and keys.
Inside Pot & Kettle, there is Blessings – a little shop offering home décor, collectables, jewellery, garments (new and vintage) books and beauty products, where a deep red glass ornate cross caught my eye.
The Potting Shed alongside the Pot & Kettle is a cheerful nursery and garden centre, with some fabulous plants on offer. Their selection of compact planters and succulents is particularly interesting. Their plants are suitable for indoors and outdoors, in home, office or garden.
The Pot & Kettle is an expansive day time restaurant with various indoors and outdoors dining nooks – sit on the deck, the lawn, under the trees, inside, by the bar – there are various options to cater for your mood and occasion – offering brunch, lunch and in between menus. They have live music every Sunday lunch time and have glühwein by the glass, with the fire-place roaring, for the cold wintery days.
Their neighbour, the Brown Cat, is also a day-time eatery with funky 50s décor.
Good to Know
- 136 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill.
- The centre is open seven days a week
- Days of operation, and opening hours of the tenants may vary
- Pot & Kettle:
- Open Wed – Sun from 8.30am until 4pm. Offers dine in and take away options and is licenced.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wheelchair friendly
- Family Friendly – Play area for kids
- Live music on Sundays
- Tel 031 777 1312
- Brown Cat Café
- Open seven days a week – Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9am until 4pm, otherwise 9am until 5pm
- Tel 071 402 4001