The Fragrance Route | Friemersheim DIY Walk

Friemersheim DIY Walk

Visiting historic Friemersheim? Make the most of this experience and plan a walk / drive to meet the locals and learn more about this former mission station. You can either just follow the map at any time, or phone in advance to make appointments - please note that the Pre-Primary School can only be visited before 11h30 on school days.

The route of 1 km takes you from the historic church to Geelhout Street (turn right after 200 m), and back to Kretzen Street. From this point it is about 100 m to the Friemersheim Kwekery (right), and 1.2 km to Die Kraal (currently closed). Contact numbers are provided for all the additional visits along the way – please phone the individual contacts AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE to make the necessary arrangements

  1. Verenigende Gereformeerde Kerk: View the church and Volkwyn chair by arrangement only. Contact Margory Roelfse, 062 796 9284.

  2. Friemersheim Pre-Primary School: Meet the Friemersheim kids by arrangement only, before 11h30 on school days. Contact principal Christine Terblanche @ 084 701 9176. Donations welcome.

  3. Friendly Superette: Pop in at this local shop and say hallo to the owner, who hails from Bangladesh.

  4. Hester Uithaler’s garden: Lavender, flowers and organic vegetables grow in this garden, decorated with statuettes and cool drink bottles filled with coloured water. Various birds are frequent visitors. Home-made ginger beer and soetkoekies on request, order from Hester @ 063 110 0948 or Petra Jordaan @ 082 957 7715.

  5. Friemersheim Sewing Group: Pop in to see what they are doing at this SHWESHWE STOP venue. Colourful shweshwe Proebags, kitchenware, gifts, buttons, aprons, serviettes and much more for sale. Open Monday-Friday until lunch and some afternoons, contact Petra Jordaan @ 082 957 7715 to confirm and for week-end visits by appointment. Cash only.

Further down Geelhout Street (on the left): Ravel Nortjé’s house and workshop. In February 2016 Ravel made a replica of the Volkwyn chair, now on permanent display at the historic Friemersheim church.

House in Geelhout Street (on the right): Saws decorate the entrance, a reminder of carpentry and other skills taught by Reverend Kretzen.

Friemersheim Kwekery: Buy lavender and other plants and walk in the lavender maze. By arrangement, contact Petra Jordaan @ 082 957 7715.

Die Kraal: Currently closed. Contact Irma Jacobus, 082 457 6366.

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