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 one of the two restaurants (Bossa Winelands or La Romantica) or go on an adventurous hike or mountain biking trail.
While enjoying a delicious meal at your favourite restaurant, your kids will be covered. The new playground is situated right in between both restaurants so that you can watch them play from anywhere you’re seated.
The playground is equipped with a huge jungle gym with two slides, lots to explore and best of all: a huge trampoline. For those children into ball games, they can run wild and free on the huge lawn area and enjoy the wide open space.
Bossa Winelands & La Romantica
When visiting Meerendal, you’ve got to make a choice between two restaurants on the estate. Both are equally close located to the amazing play area and you can watch the kids play from the respective outside seating areas. So it really depends on your taste of the day which one you will choose for a delicious meal.
If you are looking for a more casual dining experience with a lively ambiance, friendly service and a menu aimed at catering for almost every palate and occasion, then Bossa Winelands is your place to go. You will find anything from nachos and chilli poppers to crunchy salads, burgers, seafood, woodfired pizzas, 35-day dry-aged prime cuts and more on their menu. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner between 07:00 – 22:00 on all seven days of the week!
This restaurant dishes up Italian style food at its best combined with a hint of South African flavours. So it’s a great combination of the two worlds and you will surely find something to your liking. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can check out the full menu here: BREAKFAST MENU, MENU
The main menu features all the Italian classics: pizzas, pasta, risotto, burgers, poultry…. So basically everything you would expect and the food selection is huge. They don’t have a dedicated kids menu, but any child is happy with some pizza or pasta, right? They also do lunch specials from Monday to Friday until 17:00.
La Romantica is open Monday to Friday 11:00 – 22:00 and Saturday – Sunday from 08:00 – 22:00.
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. Our kids loved the trampoline the most and were so excited to practice new tricks. We ate at Bossa and enjoyed our meals in this vibrant and trendy atmosphere.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 06:00 – 17:00, Restaurants open until 22:00
- Age Group: 0 – 99
- Baby Changing Facilities: Yes
- Kids Menu: Yes
- Price Category: Medium
- Fun Factor: 5/5
- Free WIFI: Yes