Activities in the area

At Grande Provence we try to ensure the whole family has an enjoyable time with lots of great activities.

Bikes 'n Wines E-Bike Touring

We offer tours that cater to all fitness levels, ability, ages and types of cyclist or hiker. On the bikes you can choose from a relaxed paced Vineyard Meander to our full day Adventure Ride, there really is something for everyone from families all the way up to the seasoned mountain bike pro! On foot your fitness and pace determines the route, and our guides are trained to accommodate all hiking enthusiasts, no matter how young or old!

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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 farmyard 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.

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Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

Situated outside Paarl on the R44 (Klapmuts), the crocodile farm offers an insightful glimpse into these prehistoric 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.

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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.

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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.

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Toy Museum

This unique museum situated in Stellenbosch offers the chance for young and old to experience the wonderful world of toys. Divided into six 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.

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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 

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Go Karting

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

Monkey Town

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.

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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.

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