Completely bald and dressed in bright purple, she’s standing at the garden gate waiting to welcome us. We’ve come to Nostalgie restaurant in Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, to see why Tripadvisor lists it as number one of nearly 30 in the town.
A couple of vintage dresses are on display too; the one hanging on the window next to me is coral-pink guipure lace, fully lined with satin and hemmed by hand. Our place mats are old LP records that provide a few minutes of wistfulness as we read the titles of songs from the 1970s or beyond.
The friendly owner, Aurora Weideman, tells us that she and her daughter May run the place together. She smiles when I tell her how much I love the nostalgic space they have created, a delightful retreat into a bygone era.
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