Boschendal Wine Estate and Treehouse with Kids
Let’s start with the best, shall we? Boschendal is way more than your average winery, so much so it shouldn’t even be contained to the words “wine farm”. There’s the Deli, which isn’t your normal New York deli, but instead it’s their casual restaurant on property with outdoor seating, gourmet burgers, pizzas and high-level family-friendly food. There’s also a daily kids menu for the littles to choose from. It even comes with live entertainment as enormous chickens wander around your feet hoping you drop some food. Then there’s the Werf restaurant, which is gourmet and all sorts fancy. They source 90% of the ingredients from their own garden and it’s pretty much an all around stunner. On top of the restaurants, Boschendal has a gourmet farm shop, butchery, gardens, farm tours, wine tasting, mountain biking trail, horse riding, and you can even stay on property in one of their luxury farm cottages. As if all that wasn’t enough, the real show stopper is the new addition to the property, known as The Treehouse. The Treehouse is a full-blown adventure park with slides, climbing pyramids, suspension bridge…I mean you name it and your kids will climb, jump, and run all around it. And what’s better than watching your kids play? Watching your wine glass be filled as they play under the supervision of the Treehouse staff. If you plan ahead you can sign kids aged 4-14 up for a half day or full day camp which comes with curated activities such as cooking, playing, foraging and more. I call that a serious South African wine farm win!