With the long school holidays looming, Mom and Dad do not have to succumb to off-loading the offspring at the grandparents to stay sane during the festive season, as Stellenbosch offers so many budget-friendly, fun and educational attractions for kids of all ages which earn high marks as engaging experiences for the entire family.
In fact, Stellenbosch is the perfect place to stay these holidays. Cape Town is a mere 40 minutes drive away, a trip to the beach is just 30 minutes away and neighbouring towns like Franschhoek, Paarl and Somerset West are all close by.
Many of the wine farms, outdoor markets and delis in and around Stellenbosch have special facilities for kids such as play parks, jungle gyms and slides but one that truly impresses is Weltevreden Estate.
Forget about a conventional Play Park… it is a Kiddies Carnival, geared to keep the little ones entertained for hours while the adults chill at their Lekke Neh restaurant. The Carnival area boasts not one, but two humongous jungle gyms, as well as a trampoline, sandpit, tar-tar tracks for scooters and a variety of other toys to be found on the playground for little ones to make long days short under the watchful eyes of on-site child minders.
Lekke Neh celebrates simple craftsmanship which created this wonderful historic site. The treasured historic buildings remind us that living off the land was conventional and artificial was a foreign, unfathomable concept. Here is where everyone is treated as if they are a limited edition.
The Stoep at Lekke Neh is the ideal spot to enjoy the beautiful Stellenbosch picture perfect surrounds, with its magnificent view of the Cape Dutch Werf which has stood proud since 1804.
The Cape Dutch architecture at Lekke Neh creates a relaxed ambience in a charming, old-world setting which is ideal for you to enjoy their menu with its specially crafted recipes.