Back when the weather was chilly and the trees were bare we paid a visit to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl for a lunch during our day out in the area.
I somehow missed posting about this spot… and unfortunately I’ve now forgotten what I ate too so it can no longer be called a Restaurant Review. Now it’s just a Weekend Wander….
I’d never visited Rhebokskloof before but I’d heard that it was a popular spot and now I know why….
Set amidst the winelands of Paarl with views over a lake and rolling vineyards, this is a really child-friendly spot that is well worth a visit. (Probably even more so now that the weather is a bit warmer than my last visit which had me huddled next to the patio heater for most of the afternoon!)
My kids loved running around on the large lawns and enjoyed the fun activities laid out for their enjoyment. There were jungle gyms, ride on tractors and trucks, black bikes, bouncy animals, even a jumping castle and a trampoline. I’m not sure if all of these items are provided every day but I think weekends are usually the best time for families to visit as there are bound to be other kids about and, in my experience, that is always the best way to keep the kids occupied – find them friends!
The kids menu at Rheboks Restaurant is also really great with chicken nuggets, toasted sandwiches, beef burgers, fish and chips, spaghetti bolognaise and 3 types of pizza on offer.
Rhebokskloof is the place to be if you’re keen to kick back under the shade of a huge oak tree or the large Bedouin tent and enjoy a meal and a cold glass of something (their Shiraz or Chardonnay is recommended!) while your kids enjoy themselves a few meters from your table. It’s a great restaurant for families to enjoy together.
Live concerts and show are regularly held on the estate and in summer a large outdoor stage is erected on the lawns in front of the dam. Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic basked or pre-order one from the estate’s kitchen.
I definitely need to plan a return visit during the warmer months!
Images: Kathryn Rossiter