Food pilgrimages: epic trips covering great distances, perhaps even including daunting obstacles, all in the name of edibles. If you're prepared to travel to Naples for pizza and Morocco for lamb tagine, you should set your wheels in motion to head to Noordhoek for ice cream. Kristen's Kick-Ass Ice Cream is exactly what it claims to be — passionately crafted, handmade, slow-churned ice cream in creative flavours like roasted cherry and dark chocolate and fresh basil with pralined pine nuts, as well as traditional tastes like cookies 'n' cream. This is the perfect end to a Sunday drive or the ultimate kiddie bribe for homework completion. Whatever the reason, it's well worth the journey.


An ice cream shop in Noordhoek.
We're so over generic, mass-produced, chain-store goods.
Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Ln, Noordhoek
Mon., Tues. & Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weds., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


By Suzette Leal

Suzette only stays at home to watch Orange Is The New Black. She limits her fluid intake to water, wine and champagne and she absolutely doesn't get the selfie trend. Burma is next on her to-do list. That, and salmon fishing in Iceland.