A family getaway is much needed from time to time; however, it can be a daunting task for the parents to decide which activities to include in the holiday. We are here to help with that exact challenge; we have planned a full weekend itinerary to keep your family busy whilst still enjoying all that Helderberg has to offer.
Breakfast on the Oak Terrace
Nothing starts off a family weekend away better than a full buffet breakfast. Join us on the Oak Terrace for a delicious feast and be assured that the children will love the breakfast selection on offer. Guaranteed to satisfy even the fussiest little eater while mom and dad can relax and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and the friendly service of our staff.
Family Hike in Helderberg Nature Reserve
After your delightful breakfast, take a drive to the lush Helderberg Nature Reserve. It is a true nature lover’s paradise, take a walk around with your family and soak up the beautiful nature surrounding you. This is also a great way to introduce a bit of exercise into your weekend.
Lunch around the pool at Magnolia Social Dining Lounge
Enjoy the mix of friendly service, delicious, affordable food, quality wine, and a laid-back atmosphere while coming to understand that life is about companionship. What better way to develop meaningful relationships than dining together? Soak up the sun whilst relaxing with a cold crisp gin, enjoying the effervescent vibe and vibrant music.
Visit the Lourensford Market
Discover a market experience like no other at one of the Helderberg’s trendiest and most popular weekend hangouts. Located at the historic Lourensford Wine Estate, it is a chance to soak up the exquisite natural beauty of sprawling lawns, landscaped gardens, and majestic trees, taste award-winning wines and craft beers, and admire some pretty impressive vintage cars. It is a rare and special place to stock up on unusual goods and have a roaring good time with friends and family.
The market is exceptionally child friendly with lots for little ones to enjoy, from splashing about in the fun interactive fountain to treetop adventures with the Jump & Rope Yard. Look out for face painting and other kids’ activities on Sundays or let them bop along on the dancefloor with cool live music. There is also a kids play area located behind the Millhouse Restaurant and lots of garden pathways to explore.
Breakfast in bed
Enjoy some flapjacks and syrup or whatever your favourite breakfast is as a family, in the privacy of your own room. Despite being a family getaway, it should still feel like a vacation for you! Room service helps to put you in proper holiday mode as there is no pressure to get up early and go to the restaurant.
Walk through the historical Vergelegen Gardens
Right across the road from Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa lies the majestic Vergelegen Wine Estate; take a leisurely to stroll around their lush gardens. Vergelegen has been nominated as a serial World Heritage Site and boasts 17 formal gardens and is also home to one of the Cape’s oldest libraries. Guided Heritage and Garden Tours are available. There is even a Children’s Adventure Garden sure to spark the imagination of young explorers.
Sunday Lunch at Erinvale Hotel
Our Famous Sunday Lunch buffet is a feast for young and old, freshly prepared farm to table by Chef Stefan Bekker and his team of dedicated chefs.
Enjoy live entertainment under the ancient oak trees surrounded by the tranquil gardens and lush foliage. Lunch is a slow lazy affair – a beautiful celebration of family and good life!
Coffee tasting at Lourensford
Nothing like a freshly brewed delicious cup of coffee to end the perfect day. The Coffee Roasting company at Lourensford selects only high quality arabica coffee beans from all over the world and roast to order to ensure freshness.
Let the kids run free at Wunderkind – where children are invited to come and explore at the play barn – an engaging space where kids between the ages of 3 and 12 can learn though play while parents unwind with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Here, kids can join in for supervised pottery classes, painting, sports, laser tag, gymnastics, and a whole lot more, while gaining invaluable skills in an inclusive and welcoming environment.
We hope that this itinerary can assist you in planning your next family getaway!