South Africa has some renowned wines, and a stay on a wine farm offers a closer look at the wine-making process. Waking up to views over the vineyards, enjoy fine dining complemented by fine wines, take long walks and lazy afternoon naps. It is are all part of the experience!
Many wine farms offer family accommodation options and a vast amount of kid-friendly activities.
Introduce the kids to rescued donkeys, chickens and resident dogs at Auberge la Dauphine Guest House in Franschhoek. You can also take walks in the vineyards and orchards or laze by the pool.
Bo La Motte cottages gives you the option to self-cater while enjoying vineyard views. They have a jungle gym and play area for the kids, and you can fly-fish and barbecue on the farm.
Enjoy a luxurious stay at the celebrated Boschendal wine farm. Kids can take horse or pony rides, splash in the pool and enjoy a play area. Parents can enjoy wine tasting and cellar tours as well as a spa and rose garden.
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s famed wine estate in the Franschhoek area. Adults will enjoy the spa and hammam, pool bar, gym and winery tours. Children can swim, play tennis and enjoy a selection of games, DVDs and gaming consoles.
Lastly, we highly recommend Spier Hotel in the Stellenbosch area. Spier has a supervised kid’s clubhouse and a myriad of children’s activities such as baking with the chef, arts and crafts and even a children’s grape juice tasting! Parents have a choice of restaurants and bars on the estate and will enjoy browsing the craft market or indulging in a spa treatment. Enjoy wine tastings while a babysitter makes sure the kids are entertained.