The choice of three restaurants - from casual to fine dining - makes the farm a great spot for every occasion.
Kids love the wobbly bridge and the dream-catcher swings!
The wine farm subscribes to environmentally friendly grape-growing practices.
The stream-like water feature in front of the restaurant is perfect to splash in!
It's the first wine farm with a craft beer brewery in Durbanville!
Every first Saturday (at 1pm), they fire a 300-year-old signal gun!
The restaurant is situated in a beautifully renovated Victorian house, full of old-world charm.
There is a little stream to splash in on hot days.
The farm's impressive barrel cellar contains hundreds of traditional wooden barrels filled with various cultivars.
The kids' pairing includes three different juices, popcorn, dried fruit, sweets and a cookie to decorate!
The farm’s Marvol Gallery shows Russian art from the owner’s private collection.
Kids love the magic bracelet that lets the friendly 3D Amuki creatures come to life!
Bon Louis Family Bistro
The Petit Deli sells freshly made breads, pastries, macaroons, a selection of cheeses, meats and preserves to take home.
The jungle gym, sandpit, swings and chalk drawing wall a fabulous!
Val du Charron
If you forget to bring your kids’ bikes and helmets no problem: they can be rented at R20 per half an hour.
On hot days, they pump up the slip’n’slide!
The artisanal coffee is roasted on site, with roaster Warren offering delicious tastings.
The home-made cakes and pastries are a real treat.
With a focus on sustainability, the farm makes sure its supply chains are ethical and the food locally sourced.
Kids love to play boules, crocket, Jenga, dominos and with the giant chess set.
The farm supports a number of animal-related charities through its Miss Molly wine range.
Playing hide and seek along the winding pathways of the garden is awesome!
No-frills food, casual atmosphere and friendly service.
Kids have fun feeding the ducks in the pond!
Walking along the scenic hiking trail that starts next to the restaurants and winds its way along the vineyards and through the fynbos is a treat.
Kids love to while away the time with crayons and colouring in paper, inspired by Pierneef.
The walking trails in a tranquil 65 hectare wetland conservation area are fun for the whole family.
Climbing the massive trees by the picnic area is awesome.
Stellenbosch and Somerset West
Ending the day with a stroll through the vineyards, choosing one of the two clearly marked routes, is fabulous.
The tractor rides on weekends (September to April) are a blast!
You can take a free audio tour to explore the farm, its rich history and Cape Dutch architecture.
Kids love strolling around the farm with its lily pond and lots of ducks.
There is live music on Friday evenings.
The resident peacocks delight the kids, while the small forest alongside the pond is a great place for exploration.
The (alcoholic) infusion & marshmallow tasting makes for a special experience.
The vineyard's caramel & popping candy chocolate is delish!
The restaurant no longer serves plastic straws to help save the environment.
There are lots of outdoor toys and sometimes a jumping castle!
The harvest platter comes highly recommended.
There are special red kids’ tables where little ones can enjoy their own lunch party.
The knowledgeable staff offers lovely tours of the winery.
Kids love playing mini golf and mini soccer while waiting for the food to be served.
The simple menu is at fairly priced and the staff friendly.
Kids can go wild in the play area with trampoline, zip line, slides and lots of things to climb.
Vrede en Lust
Chef Jean Pierre Smith is famous for his artisan sourdough breads.
There's an activity pack that includes crayons, paper and a sticker book (to be purchased for a small fee).
The nice outdoor wine tasting area has stunning views.
The kids’ picnic basket contains a small toy!
It’s quiet and intimate in midst of nature.
Kids like splashing in the stream on warm days (bring extra clothing).
The vineyard offers, food, wine & gin tasting, a playpark and wildlife all in one venue.
The 3pm feeding of the big cats is not to be missed!
The occasional Sunday spit braais (check if it’s on before you go) are perfect for a leisurely family lunch.
Kids love feeding the lama, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs!
The well-trained staff pays extra attention to children.
The buttermilk and apple pancakes are a kids’ favourite (breakfast only).
The service is fantastic and the food delicious.
Trying to balance on the wobbly skateboards on springs is lots of fun!
All ingredients are locally sourced and fresh.
Kids dig the chicken, tomato and cheddar Flammkuchen.
The Jonkerhuis 1817 restaurant serves the most delicious beer and treacle-braised pork belly.
The milkshakes are awesome!
The charcuterie and cheese boards with fresh bread are scrumptious.
Kids like rolling down the hilly lawns.
Join the wine blending experience and create a personalized bottle of your own wine to take home!
Kids love to devour Ouma Annie’s delicious pumpkin fritters.
The farm has a big focus on sustainability: it largely uses solar power, does rainwater harvesting and planted thousands of indigenous trees.
Enthusiastic guides make the game drive a fun learning experience.
The wine tasting is free of charge if you book for lunch.
Three tiny kids tables and benches allow kids to have their lunch in style!
The estate has created their own range of five chocolates infused with their wines.
Splashing in the little stream on a hot day is lots of fun.
The wine tastings paired with Belgian chocolate or handmade cheese are scrumptious.
The free golf cart ride from the parking lot is a bonus that makes kids’ hearts jump with laughter.
The 200 hectare estate also farm delicious fruit and a wide range of herbs.
Yummy pizzas are made in an outdoor oven on site.
The estate’s art gallery shows a selection of established and emerging South African artists.
There is lots of lawn space to kick a ball and run wild.
Hemel and Aarde Valley
There is an aromatic tea and food pairing for those who still have to drive.
Kids like to while away the time with Lego and building blocks.
The picnic baskets are filled with delicious, healthy treats.
Kids love to explore the little footpaths around the dam.
In summer (November – February), the concert picnics make for a relaxed and romantic family outing.
Kids love to play in the organic garden's water feature!
The mountain views are beautiful and the service very friendly.
Kids can play and draw on little plastic tables right next to where the adults are sitting.
It's a very relaxed setting, especially fun for families with small children.
There are lots of slides and play houses in a magical forest!
A great opportunity to take home some of their excellent cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil.
The picnic baskets come with bubbles to blow for extra fun.
The extremely friendly waiters always make an effort to make kids happy.
The grape juice tasting makes children feel all grown up!
The food and wine pairing experience (Fridays at 12:00) comes highly recommended.
Kids adore playing in the little stream that runs through the garden by the play area.
The ‘bench on the lawn’ and ‘forest courtyard benches’ picnic spots are in close proximity to the jungle gym.
Going on the vineyard safari in fun – even though the ‘Big 5’ are grape varieties, not animals.
End the day by playing a game of boules in a stunning setting.
Holding a little baby duckling is so cute!
End the meal with a short, scenic walk through the olive groves and vineyard.
Kids love taking a ride (or more) on the sculpture of bulls in growing sizes.
The outdoor lounge seating on the bistro’s terrace creates a very relaxed atmosphere.
There is a fun jungle gym and lots of space to run around.
The wine and chocolate tasting is a winner.
Running through the fountain-style water feature! (bring costumes and towels)
The deli farm shop sells delicious breads, preserves and lots of kitchen designer items.
You can sit on a pumpkin the size of yourself!
The more than 300 year-old vineyard is a less commercialized alternative to the many other slick wine farms.
There are pony rides on request.
Lots of different things to do for kids (and adults) of all ages.
Older kids love playing with the 'talking sculptures' art installation at the entrance to the farm.
You can stock up on delicious goats and other cheeses to take home.
Children like feeding and petting the goats!
Franschhoek Wine Tram
The tour will take you right into the heart of the Franschhoek valley.
It’s so much nicer than driving around in the car!
Cape Point Vineyards
The supplied blankets and back-friendly, prism-shaped cushions make it extra comfy to lounge on the lawns.
Kids love the home-made popcorn in their picnic basket.