Truth be told, the name Piggly Wiggly doesn't automatically inspire confidence in me. It reminds me of the American department store of the same name. However, nothing could be further from the truth when talking about the Piggly Wiggly Country Estate in the KwaZulu Natal midlands.
The estate started as a country retreat where the owners would sell vegetables from a small farm stall on the side of the road. Now it has grown to a wonderful farm stall which is a one-stop-shop with over 26 different shops selling top quality country goods from organic food to home decor.
There is plenty to do for the whole family including putt-putt, candle dipping and ceramic painting, and it's the ideal place to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the midlands. If you visit the Piggly Wiggly Country Estate make sure to try one of their award-winning cappuccinos.
Below are a few of the shops at the Piggly Wiggly Country Estate:
Best of the Midlands
This small shop sources top quality foods from a number of farms across the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The products are free of hormones and preservatives and aim to provide the best quality food to discerning customers who are looking for healthy and tasty alternatives to store bought foods.
Sterlings Wrought Iron
Using traditional blacksmith methods combined with modern techniques, Sterlings Wrought Iron offers a variety of interesting wrought iron goods. They also have a new 'upcycle' range where they repurpose goods they have found in the scrap yard and turn them into upmarket home décor items.
Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop
This relaxed and inviting coffee shop is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch and offers a great country menu and award-winning cappuccinos. The coffee shop is open 7 days a week from 08h00 - 17h00.
Meander Fine Wines
This boutique wine store brings together top wines from the Cape, KwaZulu Natal and around the world. The knowledgeable staff are able to provide advice on food and wine pairings helping you to find the perfect wine for the right occasion.
Three Fat Pigs
The Three Fat Pigs is a wonderful little deli selling a variety of artisan cured meat, homemade pies and quiches, a large range of local and imported cheeses, chutneys and relishes, and venison carpaccio.