Family Fun & Furry Friends – Private Family Day in the Winelands of in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wine, Chocolate
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Activity Overview
If you’re looking for a tour with benefits for both you and your kids, this is it! The adults get to enjoy wine tasting, and the kids get the fun activities like animal adventures, jungle gyms, play areas and even juice and food pairings.

Start your adventure with a visit to Eagle Encounters – a rehabilitation, conservation and eco-education zone at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Here you and your little ones will be able to get up close and personal with our fine feathered friends. There are scheduled show times where you’ll be able to engage with and handle a wide range of furry, feathered, spiked, horned and scaled friends in the park.

Once you’ve had enough time with the wonderful animals on show, you’ll be able to stroll past the all day craft market to the wine tasting room. While you taste wine, your kids will be doing some tasting of their own –  a grape juice tasting with an educational activity sheet highlighting the role insects play in the vineyards.

After your wine tasting you will head to Fairview Wine Estate where you can taste cheese and wine, shop at the deli, pet the goats in the famous goat tower and have lunch at the Goatshed Restaurant if you so choose.

Head over to the Spice Route destination where you’ll be presented with a wine tasting where you get to taste five wines while the kids and adults alike get treated to a confection tasting. While at the Spice Route you can also visit the local artisans and shops which include a glass blowing studio, the brewery, an art gallery, the chocolate factory, the distillery and a deli. There are also a range of café’s and restaurants to choose from if you’re feeling nibbly.
Practical information
Pickup 9am ~ 5pm drop-off
All tours are flexible and can be re-arranged to accommodate guests requirements depending on availability (e.g. restaurant bookings/special timings).
Language Guides Available: English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town
  • Private guide / driver
  • Garden entrance fees
  • Eagle Encounters entrance fees
  • 3 wine tastings
  • 2 kids juice tastings
  • 1 cheese tasting
  • 1 confectionery tasting
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity
1 - 10 ppl
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Start Time
Daily9:00 AM
9 H
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  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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