For Cape Town locals, a summer picnic under giant old trees on a wine farm is a Sunday favorite. Family-friendly wine farms like these promises fun for the entire family.
VERGELEGEN WINE ESTATE
Vergelegen Wine Estate near Somerset West is great for families with two restaurants to choose from. Camphors is situated in front of the historic Homestead, where fine dining is paired with some of their finest wines. Stables offering a classic, with a modern twist, ‘bistro’ style restaurant, and delicious picnics in the summer months.
The new jungle gym is great for kids and there are shady benches alongside for parents to keep an eye on the kids. Enjoy cellar tours and heritage and garden tours as you explore this beautiful wine estate with your little ones.
VERGENOEGD WINE ESTATE
Tourists and locals love waddling over to Vergenoegd to watch the resident ducks do their morning and afternoon parades. More than 1000 ducks serve as vineyard pest control, adding much cheer to little (and large) visitors. Other attractions include:
- Wine tasting and cellar tours
- Delightful picnics on the lawn
- Delicious farm deli treats
- Hosting kids parties
Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate. Dine at superb restaurants while sipping on some of the finest wines. Rich in heritage at Groot Constantia you can do a circular self-guided route of the core of the wine estate. With lawns and beautiful gardens, the kids can play in a safe environment.
CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek is a popular spot for adults and kids alike. Whether you join them for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant, a relaxed picnic on their lawns, a tutored wine tasting or a bespoke wedding at their function venue; Cape Point Vineyards unique setting with 360-degree views of mountains, fynbos, vineyards and glorious sunsets over the Atlantic ocean will make for an unforgettable experience. In summer, the Thursday evening market is also a huge hit with families, and their ‘walk our vineyard‘ is a great way to spend time with your four-legged friend.
SIGNAL GUN WINE ESTATE
Signal Gun in the Durbanville Wine Valley has loads of activities from wine and craft beer pairings, cannon firing, and game drives for families. The restaurant has themed evenings and a popular pizza and wine pairing experience. They also have live music over the weekends.
LOURENSFORD WINE ESTATE
Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West is both parent and kid-friendly. With green lawns for the kids, this scenic wine estate is perfect to explore on foot. See all the different experiences that they offer here. The menu at The Millhouse Kitchen is inspired by the French and Italians who are famous for their rustic dishes. Enjoy fresh pasta, bread and wood-fired pizzas paired with great wine. Children are always welcome and there’s a playground right in front of the restaurant so parents can keep an eye on them. There’s also a kid-friendly menu available.