The legend continues..
To the PE virgin, ‘Nanaga’ means nothing. It’s just a word that is difficult to pronounce. To everyone else, it is a magical term that retains a mythical and nostalgic quality, bringing back memories of delicious pies and refreshments from a little building on an innocuous stretch of road. As a child, you always had to stop at the legendary Nanaga Farm Stall and, as a grown up, nothing has changed.
Nanaga is a success story built around its famous, handmade pies. Anyone who has approached Port Elizabeth from the northeast will testify having being told vehemently in advance by locals to stop for a chicken, mint and lamb or spinach and feta pie. The popularity of such visits was such that Nanaga outgrew its original premises, forcing a move to a bigger space just down the road. It is now more of a complex than a farm stall, positioned just 50 km’s from the city,at the intersections of the N2, R10 and R72. It comprises a shop, restaurant, rest areas and even a butchery- perfect for the hungry, stiff-legged traveller.
Even with its expansion and increased popularity, the Nanaga legend remains. Whether for a pie or roesterkoek, biltong or jam, you will still be able to find that happy, place exactly where you left it.