Children's Activities

At Grande Provence we try to ensure the whole family has an enjoyable time with lots of great activities. Start on the journey of fine wine appreciation at Grande Provence with red and white grape juice ‘tasting’ especially for children. Colouring-in activities occupy the children while parents concentrate on enhancing their wine tasting skills. A jungle gym, with supervision occupies the children while parents linger over their lunch. Family picnics near the vines or within the beautiful gardens are a perfect style of relaxed al fresco dining over the summer.

The Franschhoek Wine Tram

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Franschhoek Wine Tram

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Families travelling aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

For more information please visit www.winetram.co.za

Bread making

Bread making

Bread making

Learn how to fill the kitchen with that scrumptious freshly baked bread smell. Parents can indulge in a wine tasting and orchid nursery tour while children spend the morning tackling the delicious business of bread and pizza making. They’ll get to learn all the tricks of the trade including how to make award-winning pizza dough. Yum!  Suitable for children 6 to 100 years of age. 

Telephone: 021 876 8447

For more information please visit www.lqf.co.za

Drakenstein Lion Park

Drakenstein Lion Park is situated on 7.5 hectares of grounds in Paarl Valley. Stroll through the park at leisure, and view these magnificent animals as well as ostriches and farm yard animals. Best time for viewing is Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 16h00, as this is feeding time for the lions. 

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00.
Telephone: 021 863 3290.

For more information please visit www.lionrescue.org.za


Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

Situated outside Paarl on the R44 (Klapmuts), the crocodile farm offers an insightful glimpse into these pre-historic reptiles. Tours offer the chance to touch a baby crocodile, as well as educating persons about the farm and it’s inhabitants. Normal feeding times are 12h00 and 15h00 on weekends, but varies during the week. Also offers a licensed café and well-stocked curio shop with durable crocodile leather goods. 

Opening times: Daily 09h30-17h00. Telephone: 021 863 1142.

For more information please visit www.lebonheurcrocfarm.co.za


Butterfly World

Situated outside Klapmuts, this is the largest free flying park for butterflies. Situated within a tropical garden, there are 11 species with approximately 60-70 butterflies flying around, with blue tongues, iguanas and monkeys in the background. 

Also offers a park where children can view spiders, snakes and scorpions, while a farmyard offers the chance to feed and interact with farm animals. There is a craft shop and the Schmetterling Coffee Garden for light refreshment. 

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00.
Telephone: 021 875 5628.

For more information please visit www.butterflyworld.co.za

Eagles Same As 1

Eagle Encounters at Spier Estate

Activities at Spier Estate

This picturesque estate is situated just outside Stellenbosch and offers the following activities for children: Pony and horse carriage rides daily, Cheetah Park, where children have the opportunity to view and interact with mature cheetahs as well as cheetah cubs. Eagle Encounter offers the unique experience of children being able to interact with birds of prey.

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00.
Telephone: 021 809 1100.

For more information please visit www.spier.co.za

Toy Museum

This unique museum situated in Stellenbosch offers the chance for young and old to experience the wonderful world of toys. Divided into 6 sections, the museum gives an overview of toys through the years showing changes and alterations that toys have gone through over time. Guided tours are available every day. 

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 09h00-16h30. Telephone: 021 887 9433.

For more information please visit www.stelmus.co.za/toy_miniature_museum.htm 

Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is situated at the V&A Waterfront. It has more than 3,000 animals in nine galleries. There is a Children’s Activity Centre where they can enjoy watching the seals play, watch puppet shows or have their faces painted.

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00. Telephone: 021 418 3823 

For more information please visit www.aquarium.co.za

Ratanga Junction

A massive theme park just outside of Cape Town with plenty of rides will keep the entire family entertained for the whole day. With only a one-off entry fee to pay, the rides are for free and you can go as many times as you like.

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00. Telephone: 0861 200 300 

For more information please visit www.ratanga.co.za 

Go Carting

Here the kids can go wild and drive around a track to their hearts content. Go carting is available at Canal Walk or at the Grand West Casino.

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00. Telephone: 021 551 8570.

For more information please visit www.raceweb.co.za/homefeats/centurykarting/ 

Monkeytown

Monkeytown is a sanctuary for 25 exotic monkey species just outside of Somerset-West. The sanctuary offers guided tours, feeding time talks, touch farm yard, play park and restaurant. There is also interaction with tame monkeys under guided supervision.

Opening times: Daily 09h00-17h00. Telephone: 021 858 1060.

For more information please visit www.monkeys.co.za

Horses for Courses

Horse drawn carriages or horse rides up into the beautiful surrounding mountains and nature reserves. They have packages to suit everyone from the total beginner to the experienced horse rider. There are also bicycles that can be hired and many safe routes for rides in the Franschhoek Wine Valley.

Telephone: 021 869 8687.

For more information please visit
www.horsetrails-sa.co.za