What do we mean by countryside? Referring to land and scenery, in rural area’s, the word elicits thoughts of small towns, quaint villages and farmlands. South Africa has some very local language to describe our specific countryside. When we think of the Platteland, we think of isolated rural districts with intriguing drops that require padkos and back roads to get to. Padstals along the way provide delicious ‘fuel,’ in the form of Roosterkoek, Koeksisters and Moer coffee!!!