The beautiful wine routes stretching out from Cape Town towards the hinterland promise exciting experiences for the entire family. Adults can indulge in extravagant wine tastings, sometimes paired with delectable cheese, chocolate, biltong and even salt. Children, on the other hand, can dive into a world jam-packed with action, whether that is chasing free-flying butterflies at Butterfly World between Stellenbosch and Paarl or delving into history at the Toy & Miniature Museum in Stellenbosch.
The Franschhoek Wine Tram, also a firm favorite, winds its way through vineyards allowing passengers to hop on and off at a multitude of destinations along the way. Picking ripe, juicy strawberries is another showstopper with the young and young at heart, as is a visit to Spier, just a few minutes away. Here, children will indulge in a tasting experience of their own, with grape juice of course. The wide, open spaces and birds of prey sanctuary are the cherries on the top. But, perhaps the ultimate in entertainment is the Kid’s Carnival at Weltevreden Estate where children are entertained in a safe, custom-built play area that is fully supervised. “Children welcome” is not just a tagline, but rather an open invitation to children to come and experience the majestic beauty of this part of the world.