The Cape Winelands lives up to its name. Packed with wine farms each boasting its own uniqueness and beauty. Grab the kids and follow this family friendly journey through this wine packed region.
Family friendly wine farms promises fun for the entire family. While the parents sip on some of the finest wines the kiddies are entertained for hours on end. That is what you call a wine-win situation.
Spier Wine Estate
Spier Wine Farm near Stellenbosch has family fun in abundance, including Eagle Encounters, rolling lawns and jungle gym.The kids will be entertained for hours as they explore the pathways dotted around the estate and a dam with lots of birdlife. Parents can enjoy a picnic or lunch at one of the many restaurants, or an exclusive wine tasting experience at the Spier tasting room. There are Segway tours through the vineyards and arts and craft stalls along the pathways.
Visit www.spier.co.za for more information.
Middelvlei Wine Estate
Middelvlei in Stellenbosch has entertainment for both young and old. This is an ideal spot for a day of fun. While the in-house chef braai’s for you, parents can enjoy wine tasting or a unique blending experience. The kids will be entertained with hordes of animals, exciting donkey rides, juice tasting and a chance to braai their own Baguette loafs.
Delvera, known as the outdoor village in the vineyards, is a family-friendly farm located on the R44 near Stellenbosch with an array of little shops stacked with arts & crafts, a restaurant, kid’s party venue, loads of kid’s activities including fun pottery and pedal go-carts, hiking, biking and loads more.
Allée Bleue in Franschhoek adds a twist to their picnics for kids. They wrap it up in a check cloth and sling it on the end of a stick as the little ones go off on an adventure exploring the farm and venturing through jungle gyms, while you sip on some of the finest wines and enjoy your lunch with peace of mind that the kids are safe and having fun. They offer a good range of well-priced wines and beer which should suit the men just fine.
Jasons Hill in the Breedekloof Valley near Rawsonville is great for both kids and parents. This family friendly wine estate provides a true countryside experience. Kids can enjoy bird watching, sand pits, swings and rolled out lawns for endless play fun. Parents can enjoy a lovely picnic or cheese platter while the children are entertained.
Van Loveren Wine Farm
Van Loveren Wine Farm in the Robertson Wine Valley has fun kiddie pairings with a variety of grape juices paired with yummy sweet treats. Specialising in wine pairing, parents are spoilt for choice when visiting enjoy their Tutored Food & Wine Pairings. The garden is perfect for the kids with lots of hidden pathways just waiting to be discovered. Christina’s @ Van Loveren is an idyllic restaurant serving delicious burgers and home-made pizzas.