Meerendal is a lovely, family-owned wine estate with a lot on offer. You can grab freshly baked goods from their farm stall, enjoy a wine tasting, grab a meal at the Bossa Restaurant or go on an adventurous hike or mountain biking trail.
The restaurant offers a generous outside seating area which is directly overlooking the kiddies playground. It is built in a huge sand pit and features a jungle gym with slides, swings and climbing areas. Since it’s not fully shaded, you should definitely bring along hats and sunscreen for the little ones to keep them covered on a hot summer day.
The menu at the restaurant is quite extensive and you surely find your favourite dish among burgers, wood fired pizza, wraps, steak and much more. They do not offer a kiddies menu, but they have smaller bites on the menu which might be suitable for the little tummies. You can check out their menu here: MENU
Running, Hiking & MTB
The trails at Meerendal are available Tuesdays to Sundays year round and open their gates at sunrise until 18:00 in winter and 18:30 in summer. On their mountain biking trails, with a route made up of inter-leading 5 km, 10.5 km and 17.8 km trails, you can expect 1-2 hours of riding depending on your ability. The routes accommodate beginners who are still learning the ropes, as well as experienced riders keen for a challenge.
The hiking trails (5km, 7km or 9km) lead through the vineyards on Meerendal, offering spectacular views along the way.
The restaurant has a massive lawn area overlooking the dam and vineyards in the distance. The play area is conveniently situated right next to the outside dining area and you can enjoy your meal while the kids are playing right next to you. It’s a great estate with lots of space and kid friendly entertainment options. The only downside is the fact, that the playground and the lawn is not shaded, so it gets quite hot in summer and the jungle gym is rather basic. So bigger kids probably get bored more quickly.
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 06:00 – 17:00
- Age Group: 0 – 99
- Baby Changing Facilities: No
- Kids Menu: No
- Price Category: Medium
- Fun Factor: 3/5
- Free WIFI: No
Phone: +27 (0) 21 975 1655