Nestled in the lush Constantia Valley you will find South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm, with rich heritage and a beautiful setting this is a very memorable farm to visit. Click here to read more about Groot Constantia.
Jonkershuis Bistro is located next to the historic homestead on the Groot Constantia wine farm surrounded by ancient oak trees. Their food reflects our heritage of the Cape Malay culture and there is ample space for the little ones to play on the expansive lawns in front of the restaurant.
Click here to read more on Jonkershuis.
Simon’s Deli, situated next to Simon’s Restaurant, is a Gourmet Deli offering a create your own Gourmet Picnic option. There is a jungle gym in front of the Deli. Tel: 021 – 794 1143
Main Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 – 794 5128 | www.grootconstantia.co.za
Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
This beautiful wine farm set in the heart of the picturesque Constantia Valley will certainly impress with its magnificent scenery and beautiful lawns. Picnics can be pre-booked from November to April from 12pm – 4pm. Tables, chairs and blankets are provided. They are closed on Sundays.
Klein Constantia Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 – 794 1012 | www.buitenverwachting.com
The lively Root 44 Markets situated on the Audacia Wine Farm in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands is a fantastic child friendly market to visit. Enjoy some craft shopping, delicious food, drinks and lively tunes. There is tons of entertainment for the kids at World of Adventure and it is ideal in any weather come rain or shine. Plan for a big day as you can easily spend a few hours there, and I suggest getting there early as the market is popular. Every Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm. Click here to read more.
R44, Stellenbosch | www.root44.co.za
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
It’s a family affair on Sunday’s at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate at the Sunday Family Market. There is plenty of entertainment for kids including pony rides, jumping castle, go-karts, Thomas the Train ride and a jungle gym. There is Live music and lots of delicious food stalls where you can purchase your own picnic and a bar where you can buy estate wine by the glass or bottle and enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon at this fabulous estate. Click here to read more.
R44, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 880 0133 | www.blaauwklippen.com
Brenaissance Wine and Stud Estate
Café Blanc de Noir, hidden behind plum orchards and set on a wooden deck overlooking the vineyards, you will find this relaxed cafe serving tasty pizzas with a casual ambiance. It is the perfect location to spend a lazy afternoon of pizza and wine.The menu is all about delicious thin-based, wood-fired pizzas and they have kids size pizzas too. If you have a sweet tooth they have some delectable, freshly baked treats too. There is space in front of the restaurant for kids to play and a children’s jungle gym, a little distance away, suitable for competent climbers.The restaurant is popular with a great atmosphere. Bookings recommended. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 10pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.
Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 200 2537 | www.brenaissance.co.za
Delheim Wine Estate
From October to April Riverside Gourmet Picnics are available at Delheim Wine Estate. The picnic are is a beautiful, private and secluded forest area next to the river with water trickling creating a very tranquil ambiance. The area is ideal for families and perfect for kids to play, explore, climb and swing. Click here to read more.
Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch (off the R44) | Tel: 021 – 888 4600 | www.delheim.com
Dornier Wine Estate
Stunning scenery, a beautiful wine estate, outstanding restaurant, delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere all contribute to making this a wonderful place to visit for lunch with the children. Bodega Restaurant is a lovely restaurants to visit for lunch with the family serving excellent quality food while still having a relaxed family environment. The veranda is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and take in the stunning scenery. There is a play area next to the restaurant and they have an excellent children’s menu.
Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch | Tel 021 – 880 0557 | www.dornier.co.za
Eikendal Estate is set at the foot of the beautiful Helderberg Mountains creating the perfect backdrop. The Tasting Room offers cookie decorating and tasting for kids while mom and dad wine taste. The welcoming Cucina Di Giovanni at Eikendal Estate is the perfect venue for a relaxed, family friendly lunch with the kids in the Winelands and serves tasty Italian food. Set in the garden in front of the tasting room tables are spaciously scattered leaving plenty of room for the kids to run around. Click here to read more.
R44 (between Stellenbosch and Somerset West) | Tel: 021 855 1422 | www.eikendal.com
There are many beautiful and serene views to be found in the Winelands. However, if you want dramatic, jaw on the floor kind of views, whilst nature wraps itself 360 degrees around you in all its glory – then visit Guardians Peak. Wow. Not only is the setting one that you will find hard to leave, but the food and service is equally outstanding. Click here to read more
Hartenberg Wine Estate
In the Summer months enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic in their stunning garden setting, perfect for families and little ones. Think of lingering summer day’s alfresco style, chilled wine and picnic baskets filled with delicious delights and kids playing in the lush garden, sounds ideal. Situated on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills is this family run estate, where nature provides the perfect soils and climate to grow and produce award-winning wines. The estate is the perfect backdrop for your relaxed picnic outing with the family. Click to read more.
Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 865 2541 | www.hartenbergestate.com
Marianne Wine Estate
The boutique winery Marianne Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is a hidden gem.It is welcoming to families and is a great place to take the kids on a sunny day where you can sit out on the lawn in front of the tasting room to enjoy your wine tasting next to the kid’s jungle gym. To add to the French experience, you can play a game of Boules. Click here to read more about Marianne.
The outstanding and charming Floreal Brasserie on the Marianne Wine Estate is the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch with little ones or a fine dining experience with your loved one. There is no compromise on standard this is the perfect combination of a fine dining experience in a child friendly setting, and it won’t break the bank. Click here to read more about Floreal.
Valley Road, Stellenbosch (off the R44, exit 47 from the N1) | Tel: 021 – 875 5040 | www.mariannewines.com
Middlevlei Wine Estate
Middelvlei Wine Estate is run by the Momberg family, inviting you to join them for a traditional South African boerebraai experience. The farm, with a true rustic South African vibe, is very welcoming to families with plenty of entertainment for kids (and mom and dad!) This is the only farm I know of that offers this truly South African traditional experience on a wine farm in Stellenbosch. While mom and dad relax with a bottle of Middelvlei wine, the kids can have a good time too. The little ones can play in the sandpit, feed the farm animals, enjoy the open space on the kick bikes or braai their own marshmallows. Click here to read more.
Flamingo Street, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 883 2565 | www.middelvlei.co.za
The exquisite Mont Marie is not a wine estate but is located in the Stellenbosch Winelands, and truly is a gem. I highly recommend visiting Mont Marie with the little ones. The setting, play area and food are all outstanding and it is a special place to experience. There is a magnificent, enclosed kids play area with jungle gyms, slides, swings and sandpit with toys. Request to sit inside the kids play area. Click here to read more.
Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 880 0777 | www.montmarie.co.za
Set in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands Mulderbosch Vineyards is a wonderful child friendly wine estate to visit and is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.
The Tasting Room serves heavenly pizza, cheese and meat platters. They have a kids play area with jungle gym, slide and swings. There are also two areas for kids, or adults, to play a game of Boules – the French game where you roll heavy metal balls as close as possible to a target (similar to lawn bowls except you are on dirt and not lawn). Click here to read more about Mulderbosch Vineyards
Polkadraai Road (M12), Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 8149 | www.mulderbosch.com
Skilpadvlei Wine Estate
Skilpadvlei Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant, serving traditional South African cuisine. There are amazing play areas including a separate, enclosed play area for babies and toddlers age 0 – 2 , and children age 2 – 5 with jungle gym, slide, swings, seesaw and trampoline. There is also an Indoor play area.
M12 Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 3237 | www.skilpadvlei.co.za
Spier Wine Farm
Spier is a wonderful wine estate to enjoy a relaxed Gourmet Picnic in the scenic Stellenbosch Winelands. The beautiful scenery around the Spier dam with views of the Helderberg Mountain provides the perfect setting with plenty of trees for shade and a jungle gym to keep the little ones busy. At Eight to Go Deli you can create your own Gourmet Picnic or you can pre-order a Gourmet Picnic. There is a jungle gym on the lawns.
Picnics need to be ordered by 12pm the day before for collection the following day. There is a choice of Gourmet, Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Children’s Picnic and can be ordered online. Click here to read more about Picnics at Spier.
In the Tasting Room kids can do Grape Juice Tasting while mommy and daddy enjoy a tasting too. Also located on the Spier Wine Farm is Eagle Encounters, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, education and eco-tourism centre. Click here to read more.
Baden Powell Road (R310), Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 809 1100 | www.spier.co.za
Tokara Wine Estate
The charming Tokara Delicatessen on the beautiful Tokara Wine Estate is a lovely child friendly deli for a casual breakfast or lunch with the family with scenic views of the Simonsberg Mountains, olive groves and vineyards. For the children they have a natural wood jungle gym, slide and sandpit in front of the restaurant so you can watch your kids at all times from the veranda tables. For little ones they have baskets of toys for them to play with at the tables. When booking request a table on the veranda. Click here to read more about the Tokara Delicatessen.
Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 808 5950 | www.tokara.co.za
Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Vergenoegd Wine Estate is a fantastic family destination in the Stellenbosch Winelands. There is plenty of entertainment for kids and families to keep them busy, it is easy to linger here all day. Vergenoegd believe in good, old fashioned entertainment for the kids. Outdoor games, giant chalk boards, cookie decorating and, of course the Duck Parade, Duck Tour and feeding the ducks. Enjoy an Artisanal picnics at the dam. There is a playroom in the Manor House and kiddies are catered for with special care. Every Saturday they have the Market @ Vergenoegd from 10am – 4pm. Click here to read more.
Baden Powell Drive, Faure, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 843 3248 | www.vergenoegd.co.za
Warwick Wine Estate
Warwick Wine Estate is an outstanding family run wine estate, located in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands and the ultimate location for a Gourmet Picnic in the Winelands and the perfect place to relax with family or friends and ideal for children. The estate is well designed and setup for a wonderful Gourmet Picnic experience with different seating options available depending on your preference and the size of your party. The lush picnic lawn is the perfect spot to relax on oversized cushions under umbrellas and ideal with kids. The Forest Courtyard is a full-serviced area where you sit on tables and chairs. If you have a large party and would like privacy you can book one of their 8 Pods, which can accommodate up to 12 people in shaded comfort. They have a great kid’s jungle gym, and in the heat of summer kids tend to jump in the water fountain to cool down so pack in the swimsuits, just in case, and don’t forget sunscreen and hats as the Winelands can be very hot in summer. Click here to read more.
R44, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 884 4410 | www.warwickwine.com
Webersburg Wine Estate
The beautiful and picturesque Webersburg Wine Estate, a Historic Cape Dutch homestead and Boutique winery is the perfect location for a Gourmet Picnic with the kids.The estate will impress from the moment you arrive at its scenic entrance located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. The scenic and tranquil setting around the dam is ideal for picnics and a relaxed, lingering afternoon of tasty delights and delicious wine. There are large oak trees providing shade in the summer’s heat and ducks and geese swimming across the dam completing this picture perfect location. The gardens are immaculate and the views incredible. Click here to read more.
Annandale Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 3636 | www.webersburg.co.za
Welmoed Wine Estate
The Bistro at Stellenbosch Vineyards, located in the Stellenbosch Winelands on the Welmoed Wine Estate, is a fabulous child-friendly restaurant serving delicious food in a relaxed ambiance with a lovely garden for kids to play in. There are two natural wood dream catcher jungle gyms nestled under shady trees and plenty of space for kids to run, play and kick a ball.
Welmoed Wine Farm R310 Baden Powell, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 3044 | www.stellenboschvineyards.co.za
Weltevreden Estate is a wonderful discovery for families with a focus on entertainment for children. There are two dining areas. Carnival area is suitable for children of all ages and has a huge, fantastic play park with lots of jungle gyms, slides, trampoline and sandpit. There is a pizza making area for kids to make their own pizza. Lekke Neh Restaurant has a small play area with a plastic jungle, best suitable for younger children. Click here to read more about Weltevreden Estate.
Welgevonden Boulevard, Stellenbosch (off the R304) | Tel: 021 – 889 6588 | www.weltevredenestate.com
Vredenheim Wildlife and Winery
Vredenheim’s unique Big Cats Park is home to lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah and caracal. It is open daily 9am – 4pm. Guided tours are available on the hour every hour.
Hudson’s a is a lovely, casual family friendly restaurant with stunning, picturesque views of the Winelands and beautiful landscaped gardens. They serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea seven days a week from 9am – 5pm. There is lots of space for the little ones to run wild and a small play area and jungle gym next to the restaurant. www.visithudsons.co.za
Baden Powell Drive R310, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 3590 | www.vredenheim.co.za
Vergelegen Wine Estate
Vergelgen is a world-class estate, an estate like no other, it is sure to captivate your heart with its breath-taking beauty, excellence and welcoming atmosphere. My family and I love an outing to this beautiful estate and easily spend the day exploring there and enjoying all that it has to offer. The exquisite landscaped gardens, historical Homestead and Library, ancient Camphor trees over 300 years old, spectacular views of the Hottentots Holland mountains, incredible kids play area, world class restaurants and award winning wines all contribute to the unique experience at this wonderful estate.
Stables Bistro is a wonderful, relaxed family friendly restaurant and there is an amazing play area for the little ones positioned a little distance away from the restaurant. Tel: 021 847 2156. Click here to read more about Vergelegen Estate
Gourmet Picnics can be enjoyed in the magical Camphor Forest between November to April. Collection is between 12:15pm – 1:30pm, closes at 4:30pm. Tables are located in a shady forest. Not ideal for little ones as there is no grass or play area. Reservations are essential. Picnics can be ordered on Tel: 021 – 847 2131
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | Tel: 021– 847 2100 | www.vergelegen.co.za
Lourensford Wine Estate
The magnificent Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, nestled below the beautiful Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains, is an outstanding wine estate to visit with the family with plenty of entertainment on offer. The Estate is welcoming to families ensuring our little ones are cared for by including them in all entertainment.If you are interested in a wine tasting the little ones can join in with a kid’s grape tasting. Click here to read more.
Lourensford Harvest Market is on every Sunday from September to June. It is a family friendly affair and a great place to hang out and soak up the scenic surrounds of the estate and relax and enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Click here to read more.
Millhouse Kitchen is a lovely, relaxed restaurant for a family outing for breakfast or lunch with a lovely, large garden for the little ones to play in with three natural wood jungle gyms. When booking request a table near the kids play area. Click here to read more.
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | Tel: 021 – 847 0030 | www.lourensford.co.za
The elegant Grande Provence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley, radiating with beauty, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. It certainly is as Grande as her name and will provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience. Kids can join in the tasting experience with a red and white grape juice tasting.
Rustic French-Styled Picnics can be enjoyed on the lawns in the picnic area with a jungle gym, ideal for families and perfectly positioned a little distance away from the Restaurant so kids can run wild. Picnics are available from November to April and need to be pre-booked 24 hours in advance.
Main Rd, Franschhoek | Tel: 021 – 876 8600 | www.grandeprovence.co.za
Located on a tributary of the Berg River, the farm is a subdivision of the original Bourgogne farm which was among the first Huguenot farms when it was granted to Pierre de Villiers by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape Colony, in 1694. Shaded by 150-year-old oaks, the farm house at La Bourgogne has a warmth and charm which captivates all who visit. Today, La Bourgogne Farm produces quality wines and olive oils. At the back of there is a secure garden to play in with jungle gym.
Excelsior Rd, Franschhoek | Tel: 021 – 876 3245 | www.labourgogne.co.za
Pierneef a La Motte Restaurant is located on the luxurious La Motte Wine Estate serving traditional Cape Winelands cuisine. Set in the picturesque Franschhoek valley surrounded by breath taking scenery this estate is sure to impress with its welcoming ambiance, friendly hospitality and attention to detail in all areas. An al la-carte menu is available for lunch Tuesday to Saturday and on Sunday a Family Lunch is served. There is a lovely grassed area where you can sit if you have children and they will setup a painting area for your little ones. There is also a giant chess board outside the museum. Reservations for the restaurant are essential. Click here to read more about La Motte.
R45 Main Road, Franschhoek | Tel: 021 – 876 8000 | www.la-motte.com
Walking into Leopard’s Leap is a breath of fresh air with its beautiful, airy and light modern design. It is a wonderful space, beautifully designed with the modern world in mind. Situated in the stunning Franschhoek Valley with beautiful views through floor to ceiling glass windows that line the restaurant, this is the perfect space for a family lunch outing. The restaurant serves an informal and hearty Rotisserie Lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. There is a play area outside with two jungle gyms, in view of the restaurant tables, and plenty of lawn space for the kids to run wild and play ball games, so come prepared. Click here to read more.
R45 Main Road, Franschhoek | Tel: 021 – 876 8002 | www.leopardsleap.co.za
The charming Rickety Bridge estate is nestled against the hillside of the Franschhoek valley overlooking beautiful vineyards and the magnificent Wemmershoek Mountain range. The estates history dates back to the 17th century with a feeling of timeless nostalgia but will all the modern comforts. The renovated tasting room is a modern, comfortable space providing a relaxed setting for tasting their award-winning wines. On the open lawn space in front of the tasting room you can play a game of Boules and there is a jungle gym.
Main Road (R45), Franschhoek | Tel: 021 – 876 2129 | www.ricketybridgewinery.com
A picturesque farm setting with award winning wines to taste and a child friendly pizzeria make this is a lovely relaxed farm to visit. The Pizzeria has tables located on the lawns under shady oak trees with scenic views and farm animals all add to the tranquil ambience of this perfect, child friendly lunch venue with a play area including jungle gym, swings and slide. Click here to read more.
Main Road, Paarl | Tel: 021 – 869 8962 | www.underoaks.co.za
Laborie Wine Estate
The beautiful Laborie estate is situated in the picturesque town of Paarl with Paarl Rock as the backdrop.
The modern tasting space, Taste at Laborie, is their renovated tasting room. Kids can join in on the tasting experience with a grape juice tasting on the spacious veranda. They serve a selection of wine pairing options, tapas, platters, pizza and a kids meal. Kiddies tables are located on the veranda with colouring books and crayons. Across from the tasting veranda, a little distance away, is a jungle gym for the little ones, but it is across a farm road, but still in sight of the tasting area so more suitable for older children who can climb well.
Harvest at Laborie is the estates highly acclaimed restaurant serving contemporary South African cuisine. The restaurant is child friendly with a lovely, natural wood jungle gym and slide and beautiful lawns in front of the restaurant providing lots of space for play. Tel: 021 – 807 3095
Click here to read more about Laborie.
Taillefer Road, Paarl | Tel: 021-807 3390 | www.laboriewines.co.za
The Spice Route is an outstanding farm to visit offering a completely unique experience with a huge variety of entertainment to choose from. There are three dining options, a chocolatier, a brewery, a distillery, an art gallery where children can do canvas painting, a glass blowing studio and a farm deli.
La Grapperia is child friendly serving wood-fired, thin based pizza’s and tapas in a causal atmosphere with tables located outside under shady oak trees and space for the little ones to play. Click here to read more.
Suid-Agter Paarl Road | La Grapperia | Tel: 021 – 863 4367 | www.spiceroute.co.za
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Rhebokskloof Restaurant serves a child friendly Sunday Buffet. Situated in the historic Paarl Valley, nestled between the granite hills of Paarl Rock and is a welcoming estate to visit with the family with lots of fun for the little ones. For kids they have pony rides, a jungle gym, swings, seesaw and a jumping castle. Sunday Buffet is served from 12 – 3pm.
Gourmet Picnics are available and need to be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.
Main Road, Paarl | Tel: 021 – 869 8386 | www.rhebokskloof.co.za
Cape Point Vineyards
Cape Point Vineyards Estate is absolutely breathtaking and a perfect location for a Gourmet Picnic with the kids. Located on the mountain slopes of Chapman’s Peak with picturesque ocean views over Noordhoek Beach, there is a jungle gym and swings for the little ones.
Picnics are available Monday to Wednesday, and Friday to Sundays and need to be ordered 24 hours in advance, bookings essential. Payment is required to secure booking, refunds available if cancellation is made 24 hours in advance. Picnics are served between 12pm – 5pm and can be ordered by phone or email. Picnics are collected from the picnic deli, runners are available to assist you to you picnic spot. Blankets and pillows are provided, generally 1 blanket and 2 pillows per picnic basket.
Silvermine Road, Noordhoek | Tel: 021 – 789 0900 | www.cpv.co.za
The Stone Kitchen is very welcoming and charming bistro with a country feel to this lovely, child friendly restaurant perfect for families with small children. The bistro offers classic home-cooked dishes to enjoy with a selection of their cellar wines. Dishes include; homemade burgers, quiches, ribs and steak, sandwiches and wraps and vineyard platters. They have both an indoor and outdoor play areas including a soft play, Lego table, climbing wall, kids kitchens, jungle gym, mini golf, mini soccer pitch, swings, slides and a sandpit with sand toys. Tables are set in a garden surrounded by scenic mountains with blankets and pillows scattered on the lawn for families with babies, and anyone who wants to stretch out and relax. There are also kid’s sized tables, a smaller version of the adult tables, and plenty of trees for shade. The garden is safe for little ones to roam and you are able to watch them from the table.
Bovlei Road, Wellington | Tel: 021 – 864 1504 | www.dunstone.co.za
Nitida Wine Estate
Tables@ Nitida is a wonderful family restaurant for a casual breakfast or lunch. There is a children’s jungle gym located next to the restaurant and open lawn space for kids to play or kick a ball. Click here to read more about Tables at Nitida
Tygervalley Road, Durbanville | Tel: 021 – 975 9357 | www.nitida.co.za
Altydgedacht Wine Estate
Eat @ Altydgedacht Wine Estate is a lovely rustic, child friendly restaurant set in a relaxed farm environment. It is a popular eatery with locals offering alfresco dining with a kids play area. Click here to read more about Eat @ Altydgedacht.
Tygerbergvalley Road, Durbanville | Tel: 021 – 975 7815 | www.eatataltydgedacht.co.za
Bloemendal Wine Estate
Bon Amis Café is a lovely, relaxed family restaurant located in the Durbanville Wine Valley, and forms part of Bloemendal Wine Estate. It has a wonderful play area for kids right in front of the restaurant in view of the outside tables. There are two wooden jungle gyms, a wooden house, swings and a kid’s mountain bike track, so remember to pack in the mountain bikes if you have. I would say the age range for the track would be from age 5 to 10. It is right in front of the restaurant but goes through the forest so you will not be able to see your kids the whole time.
Tygervalley Road, Durbanville Wine Valley | Tel: 021 – 976 2682 | www.bonamis.co.za