For many people Easter weekend is a special family time. We understand that you would like to make the most of your long weekend, enjoying quality time with your family. Here is a list of 6 wineries thatwill bewelcoming families over the long-weekend and making the experience a memorable one.
Jonkershuis Restaurant @ Groot Constantia
Open: Monday‚Saturday 09:00 ‚ 21:00; Sunday 09:00 ‚ 17:00
On offer for your children: Great rolling lawns in front on the restaurant where you can keep an eye on your kids having fun for hours.
On offer for you: There are a number of attractions at Groot Constantia including wine tasting and a cellar tour, the Manor House museum tour, Jonkershuis Restaurant and Simon’s restaurant. Lastly, don’t miss the art that is exhibited in the tasting room courtesy of Rossouw Modern art gallery.
Open: Closed on Good Friday (6 April). Open Monday‚Friday 09:00‚17:15, Saturday 09:00‚15:00, Sunday 09:00‚15:30
On offer for your children: There is a kid’s play area on the estate that hosts a jungle gym, a sandpit, a dollhouse and a trampoline. There is also ample lawn space and trees for monkeying about.
On offer for you: Go wine tasting, do an underground cellar tours (by appointment only), enjoy their Summer lunch (booking essential). Enjoy a walk with your kids through the wetland trail. The estate offers wonderful picnics that can be enjoyed by the whole family on their lawns.
DelVera Outdoor Village
Open: Monday‚Sunday 09:00‚17:00
On offer for your children: Firstly, children can spend hours on theJungle Gym.Make sure they dont get left out of theEaster Egg hunt which will be happening on Saturday and on Monday. Visit Berg Toys where they can play on the Berg Pedal Go-Karts. Kids can also be signed up for a bootcamp session where they will learn numerous skills.
On offer for you:
Delvera is an outdoor village with tons of activities to do. Interested in wine: you can visit Topaz Wines as well as doing your monthly wine shopping at The Vineyard Connection wine shop. Make a turn past Chrisna’s Olives & Deli for delicious treats to go with your wine. Simonsberg Caf√© is the perfect lunch spot. Visit Dirtopia’s The Trail Centre to stock up on the latest mountain biking gear. Earthworm Al breed earthworms for recycling purposes, worth a visitfor kids and parents alike. Equine Sports Centre offers a variety of horse activities. Hands On arts and crafts centre will bring out your creative urges. Oakleaf Lodge is a great accommodation option if you would like to stay over and lastly visit The I Love Company for the best baked goodies in town.
Spier Wine Estate
Open: Monday‚Sunday 09:00‚17:00
On offer for your children: Spier has enclosed cheetahs on the premises that kids can visit. Catch the birds of prey flying display every day at 14:00 ‚ this one is a big hit and should not be missed. The whole family can also enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens where kids can play on the jungle gyms.
On offer for you:
Visit the wine tasting centre, the historic buildings and the preserved Cape Dutch gables (21 in total!) and walk through the Manor House and Old Wine Cellar. Enjoy a meal or order a picnic from the farm-to-table Eight Restaurant. If you want to overnight stay at the Spier Hotel where you can enjoy evening cocktails while the kids are supervised in the childrens clubhouse. Keep an eye out for the buyable artwork that rotates around the estate. You can also enjoy the tranquillity of nature on their Protea Walk. Last but not least visitors can also enjoy the African themed restaurant Moyo onthe premises.
Open: Monday-Sunday 10:00‚17:00
On offer for your children:
Warwick is hosting a big event over the Easterweekend calledWarwick in Wonderland (6 ‚ 9 April). There will be a marquee tent on the farm (just in case the rain decides to visit). Under the marquee there will be two playsa day (12:00 & 14:30) with popular characters fromAlice in Wonderland and the Easter Bunny itself! There will also bea jumping castle, balloon modelling andface painting. Tickets for this event will cost kids R150 each and includesa boerewors roll, a juice and entrance to the shows. Seperate to this there is also a jungle gym for kids to enjoy.
On Offer for you: enjoy a wine tasting, and then indulge in one of Warwick’s gourmet picnics (book in advance). During the Warwick in Wonderland festival, adults can enjoy live music later in the afternoon.
Open: Monday‚Sunday 09:00-17:00
On offer for your children: There is a children’s play park which is a grasses area containing numerous jungle gyms. Kiddies can also enjoy their own special picnic basket for R60.
On Offer for you: Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Zewenwacht Restaurant or in the gardens with one of their picnics. Of course you wouldn’t want to miss out on the wine tasting and after that you can spoil yourself at Mangwanani Spa. After such a tough day Zewenwacht has three accommodation establishments to choose from should you wish to stay over.