Other than tastings, there's lots of kid-friendly fun, including a chance to meet the workforce of ducks that help keep the vineyards pest- and pesticide-free. There's also plenty for adults including the opportunity to blend your own tea, coffee, wine and olive oil (R250 per experience). Picnics (adult/child R450/125) can be nibbled on the lawns or in the old barn, and there's a popular market on Sundays, featuring food, crafts and an awesome kids' area.

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Nearby Stellenbosch attractions

1. Meerlust Estate

1.14 MILES

Hannes Myburgh is the eighth generation of his family to have run this historic wine estate since 1756. Most famous for its Rubicon claret, it's a much…

2. 18 Gangster Museum

2.77 MILES

Gangsterism is the blight of the Cape Flats, and this innovative living museum shows the treacherous path that too many in these communities follow into…

3. Lynedoch EcoVillage


An initiative of the Sustainability Institute, Lynedoch EcoVillage is an ecologically designed and socially mixed community designed to be self-sustaining…

4. Lookout Hill


Climb the wooden staircase leading to the top of this sand hill for a sweeping view of Khayelitsha township. For access it’s best to go into the cultural…

5. Spier Hotel and Wine Farm

5.08 MILES

Spier has some excellent shiraz, cabernet and red blends, though a visit to this vast winery is less about wine and more about the other activities…

6. Van Ryn Brandy Cellar

6.56 MILES

This brandy distillery runs superb tours (10am, 11.30am and 3pm), which include a barrel-making display and end with your choice of tasting. Options…

7. Helderberg Nature Reserve

8.12 MILES

A small nature reserve at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. There are several short day trails and you're likely to see tortoises, bonteboks and…

8. Blaauwklippen

8.72 MILES

This rustic, 300-year-old estate with several fine Cape Dutch buildings is known for its excellent red wines, particularly its cabernet sauvignon and…