Traveling with young children resonate in the need to combine your cravings with the necessity to provide some form of interest and freedom to the short people.

A picnic in a wine estate is an ideal solution and a local favorite which is met with a lot of patience and appreciation by both the venue and fellow visitors.

A few week back, we had the pleasure to picnic at the oldest wine estate in South Africa, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, just 20 minutes out of Cape Town and on the City Sightseeing Mini Peninsula route.

A shaded picnic lawn, surrounded by a visitor center, a museum, a duck pond and the vineyards. Children are welcome to explore and interact, run around and ask questions while you indulge in a generous serving in the picnic basket.

If you are interested and the children are a little bit older, you can download a free voice map that will tell you more about each building, the history of the estate and the winelands and the different products that the winery creates, beginning with the Grand Constance wine that was Napoleon Bonaparte favorite and is manufactured to this day.

The picnic basket needs to be pre-booked from Jonkershuis Restaurant with at least a 24 hour notice. The content is made of locally sourced Charcuterie and cheese, small portions chosen off the restaurant’s menu and dessert, more than one kind!

The only thing you need to put your mind to, is picking out the wine that will accompany all the goodness.

Groot Constantia is a perfect spot, showcasing Cape legacy, perseverance over centuries and warm hospitality, all on the highest level. The estate is open for visitors 7 days a week.



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