CapeTownMagazine.com

This couple built a miniature 7de Laan set in their backyard

We'll get through this. CapeTownTogether
Follow our social channels for useful news,
daily local champions + find moments of joy
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

This couple built a miniature 7de Laan set in their backyard

The mini 7de Laan set is complete with fire station, shops and even a farm

Located in Vyfer Street in De Kelders, overlooking the ocean, Coenie and Christa Van Dyk’s backyard has become a must-see tourist attraction for all 7de Laan fans. The couple from Gaansbaai have dedicated many years to building this miniature version of the popular South African TV show, 7de Laan’s set. One of the CapeTownMagazine.com team went to check it out, and took some pictures to share with you.

IMPECCABLE DETAIL
The buildings, which all stand at about knee height, have some of the most charming details, our colleague told us. When you stoop to look through the shop windows, you'll spot garments and other products on display inside. Peek into the hospital windows and you'll see tiny patients.

According to an interview with The Daily Voice, the Van Dyks began this project around 15 years ago, when Coenie retired from his farming career. “He does it out of love for people and to give them pleasure,” Christa told The Daily Voice. This love for craft is evident everywhere you look, from the tiny churches to the life-like farm complete with tiny animals such as pigs with their piglets and miniature tractors.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The couple’s handiwork can be seen at their home in De Kelders. No entrance fee is charged, and even if you aren’t a 7de Laan fan, this gorgeous project is bound to fill you with joy. 

SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE MINI 7DE LAAN SET

---

Discover more awesome things to do this weekend.

Check out how these SA filmmakers shot an entire film from home during lockdown.

Find out all you need to know about Covid-19 in Cape Town.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

 

Follow and like us on Twitter ❤ Facebook ❤ LinkedIn ❤ Instagram ❤ Pinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
May 2021
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel Locals stay free at this Boutique Hotel

Spectacular offer: This is what we know

Gabriëlskloof Wine EstateReaders special: 10% off at ...

It’s relaxed, there’s space for kids to play + dogs are welcome

Kiff Kombis Tours Kiff Kombi local special: fall in love ...

Travel, eat, drink with friends in a vibey kombi, driver included (20% off price)

Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature ReserveWolfkop holiday specials: glamp for up ...

Plus 9 activities also at half-price: bodyboard the Olifants, hike, see rock paintings ...

Whale Rock LodgeWhales, wine and a special reader’s ...

Get 10% off your Hermanus holiday plus a complimentary bottle of wine

Gallery 19 high streetFirst Fridays, the social event in ...

Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region

Chard Grill Weekly burger specials plus 2 happy ...

R99 for two burgers and R30 for all wine, beer and gin

Hermanus Guest HouseBook a luxe Hermanus stay on this ...

Colourful, central + opposite a gorgeous (safe) tidal pool

Burgundy RestaurantYour guide to eating at Burgundy ...

Beer-battered hake + chips, seafood pasta and a local delicacy

Windsor HotelIncredible room specials at Windsor ...

Now and during whale season. Plus one kid under 12 stays free

Ficks cocktail 2Ficks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

La MotteHistoric Walk at La Motte in Franschhoek

Discover interesting history and heritage of the Franschhoek area on the La Motte estate ...

Riebeek Kasteel EventGallery Riebeek Kasteel shows off the ...

This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history

Rupert Museum Add Rupert Museum to your Stellenbosch ...

Legendary Sam Nhlengethwa has an exhibition and playing personal vinyl collection

Glen carlouFine art, excellent wine, delicious ...

Take the day and visit this top wine farm to view local art and eat exceptional food

T-Roc PartnerPre-order the T-Roc from Barons Cape ...

The T-Roc is here. Test drive now and pre-order to spec!

LeMottetastingVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

GiveawaysTravel Tips