This day is all about family-bonding time, creating memories kids will hang onto – and giving parents a true sense of the Winelands. We’ve handpicked estates where children can run amok in lovely gardens, spot farm animals and feel immersed in the excitement of the day. These family-friendly wine estates don’t only welcome little explorers, but they truly allow families to feel at ease on their Winelands adventure.
We visit picturesque wine farms with dramatic mountain backdrops with oodles of space and activities, it’s no surprise it’s a popular choice for families and friends to gather. Venture through the charming town of Franschhoek with its French Huguenot origins – and choose to explore the picturesque high street, pop into the boutique galleries, shops and cafes while your guide distracts the little ones with a chocolate tasting.
After the morning’s exploration, we move on and stop at an established estate, home to some of the finest wines, recognised internationally for exceptional quality. With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm, this is an enchanting choice and time for mom and dad to indulge. While parents’ wine-taste, kids have their own iced-tea tasting, so they are never left out. This afternoon, an age-old wine estate with ancient cobweb-filled cellars, reveal their secrets to wine pilgrims and young imaginations alike. Taste the flavours and vintages of the region, while kids soak up ghost stories, play in magical surrounds and wander through charmed gardens.