The summer season is still hot and we’re celebrating it by highlighting the Cape Winelands and endless possibilities it offers for friends and families.
With spectacular mountain ranges, valleys and fynbos as your backdrop, you can appreciate various Wine Estates’ world-class wine, restaurants, and outdoor activities. Keep it classic at wine tasting centers with beautiful views or experience nature first hand on horseback, cross country, cycling or quad biking. Make what’s left of summer count.
THE TREE HOUSE IS CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT UNTIL 15 APRIL 2020
Founded in 1685 Boschendal gives you an exceptional farm experience ranging from the finest food and wine to a breathtaking landscape and outdoor activities.
New to the farm is their Edu-play center, The Tree House, which offers kids aged 4 – 14yrs a chance to enjoy a guided outdoor and farm experience. As this is supervised activities adults can relax while their young ones are learning about farming, outdoor cooking, art and playing on the playground.
The Tree House activities are offered complimentary and exclusively to all Boschendal’s Accommodation and The Werf Restaurant guests.
Don’t let your kids miss out. Download the calendar for The Tree House Daily Activities to make sure what is plotting on the day of your visit.
If you are keen to explore the more adventurous outdoor activities Boschendal has to offer then the exciting mountain biking trails, historic farm tours or horse riding will have you captivated.
Situated on the Tygerberg Hill with a panoramic view of Cape Town and Table Mountain, De Grendel is a destination mirroring the beauty Cape Town holds.
Whether you are a local or international visitor De Grendel offers award-winning wines and food. Make sure you dine at De Grendel Restaurant, as it was recognized with a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2019 as one of the Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurant not only in South Africa but in Africa.
New this summer is a set lunch menu using fresh produce supplied by their very own organic vegetable garden. Combine wine and food with a 5-course summer tasting menu also available.
Savor the amazing view of Cape Town and Table Mountain this summer during lunch at De Grendel Restaurant, complementing De Grendel’s various wines.
Costs: Set lunch @ 2 courses for R415p.p | 3 courses for R455pp
5-course summer tasting menu @ R795pp with wine pairing or R595pp without wine pairing.
Notes: De Grendel wines are available at cellar door prices at De Grendel Restaurant.
Taste wine two ways while still enjoying the summer sun. The luxurious family-owned Jordan Wine Estate features a wine tasting center and a 360° tasting experience in the vineyards where wine lovers can enjoy the beauty of the Cape Winelands in an open safari-style game viewing Land Rover.
Explore the Stellenbosch Kloof road with a visit to Jordan Wines’ modern accommodation, fine bakery or world-class restaurant.
New this summer is the “Ladies who Brunch” three-course breakfast banquet. Under a canopy of trees overlooking the Stellenbosch valley, women can enjoy fine cuisine designed especially for them. “Ladies who Brunch” is generally a one and a half hours’ brunch breakfast prepared using locally sourced & seasonal ingredients. Each course is perfectly paired with an award-winning Chardonnay.
Costs: R295 p.p
Notes: “Ladies who Brunch” is only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday’s
Explore Rhebokskloof, a truly beautiful Wine Estate set in a valley against Paarl Mountain.
There are multiple entertainment options for the whole family – wine tasting, delicious breakfast or lunch at the Rhebokskloof Restaurant or a relaxed picnic on the lawns. Finish with a visit to the Kofu Coffee Shop.
For the more adventurous, Rhebokskloof has mountain biking, hiking and trail running for both the young and old, fit and unfit with five routes ranging from easy to extreme. Enjoy the smooth 3km Pinotage Trail or dare to endure the 30km extreme Shiraz Trail. The routes will give you views of the Du Toits Kloof mountain range, the Swartberg farming landscapes, and Table Mountain.
For trail inquiries contact Darren at Hero Adventures on 076 022 5141
Guided horse and quad biking trails are also available through Wine Valley Horse Trails. Horse rides can vary between 1, 2 and 4-hour rides, with special wine tasting trails as an option. Quad biking trails vary from half an hour to 2-hour rides. Contact Wine Valley Horse Trails for horse riding and quad biking inquiries:
Tel: 083 226 8735 / 083 657 5135
Notes: Bookings for horse riding and quad biking are essential.
The Blaauwklippen Family Market has become renowned for being the best way to spend a Sunday in the Western Cape. Not only is there a wide range of mouth-watering foods and creative crafts, but there’s also fantastic entertainment and plenty of space for the kids to run free and play.
If you’re looking to appease your appetite, there are plenty of options to choose from – whether it be banting burgers, scrumptious samoosas or any of the incredible international cuisines, such as Greek kebabs, German Flammkuchen, Chinese dumplings and more. All this is complemented by Blaauwklippen wines and live music performed by the very best talented local musicians to ensure a toe-tapping good time!
Bring the family and friends and enjoy a fun-filled day beneath the fig trees with a bottle of Blaauwklippen’s best at the Family Market every Sunday.
Notes: The Blaauwklippen Family Market starts from 10h00 and closes at 15h00.