School holidays are just around the corner and there’s no better place to spend quality time with your family this Easter than in the City of Oaks, where family-friendly and kids activities abound, from farmyard experiences to Easter egg hunts and more.
Cape Town is a 40-minute drive away, a trip to the beach will take about 30 minutes and neighbouring towns like Franschhoek and Somerset West are close by too. With this in mind, why not visit Stellenbosch for a day, a weekend or even a week? The April school holidays run from 1 – 16 April, with Easter marking the start of the holidays from 3 – 5 April. These are just a few of the things you can do in Stellenbosch this holiday season:
Friday, 3 April 2015
Seasonal seafood braai at Eight Restaurant at Spier.
Vintage Friday at Cuvée Restaurant, Simonsig Wine Estate from 18h30 – 11h00; where older vintage Simonsig wines are paired with a dish especially selected and prepared by Chef Lucas Carstens.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Burgers and Blends at Spier, where you can blend your own wine from Spier’s award-winning Creative Block 3 blend whilst enjoying an Eight restaurant beef burger.
Movie night at Spier. In collaboration with Short and Sweet, Spier will be screening “Project Wild Thing” on an inflatable movie screen on the Werf.
Stellenbosch Easter Slow Market will offer up fresh hot cross buns, pickled fish, Easter egg hunts and organic roasted chickens for your Sunday lunch.
Ken Forrester Easter Wine Hunt – find all three hidden Easter bunnies during your tasting and win a complimentary bottle of wine.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Root44 Market in Stellenbosch will offer an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating and jumping castles.
Treasure hunt and Easter egg decorating at Spier on the Werf from 11h00 to 15h00.
Easter Family Lunch at the Harvest Table at Eight restaurant, Spier.
Easter lunch at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa.
Easter Sunday Lunch at Dornier.
Sunday lunch at Hazendal.
Monday, 6 April 2015
Easter Brunch Feast at Eight restaurant from 09h30 – 12h00, Spier.
The Ken Forrester Easter Wine Hunt continues.
On the whole, there is no end to things to do in Stellenbosch for kids and folks alike:
Kleine Zalze Lodge is offering a special throughout April that will get hearts racing. Stay at Kleine Zalze Lodge from R500 per person sharing per night and earn KZ Rands back that can be spent on a number of activities on the estate during your stay.
Visit the DelVera Agri-village on the R44 for a farmyard experience.
Visit Middelvlei Wine Estate for a boerebraai, where kid-friendly non-alcoholic tastings are on offer.
Visit Vredenheim and meet the Big Cats of Africa.
Visit Vergenoegd for a duck parade.
Visit Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre for a look at some of South Africa’s wildlife and bird species.
Visit Butterfly World – a world of tropical butterflies, small animals and reptiles.
The Tokara deliCATessen offers a play area outside with a giant “bird’s nest” that kids love.
Bistro 13 at Stellenbosch Vineyards offers a special Kiddies Menu, open lawns and a jungle gym.
Warwick Estate offers play parks, jungle gyms and slides, and caters for kids with a “junior” gourmet picnic.
Fun for kids at Spier. Image courtesy of Spier
For more information on what to do and where to stay in Stellenbosch contact Stellenbosch 360 on +27 (0)21 883 3584