This is a place where not only wine lovers can enjoy great tastings, but also those bunch of people who appreciate a cold, freshly brewed beer on a hot summer day. So listen up, Dad’s – this one is for you.
At Signal Gun you have a choice between their restaurant and the tasting room. Well, it’s not exactly a room, but rather a lovely seating area on the green lawns with an amazing view of the Durbanville valley. If you’re lucky, you can even enjoy some live music on the weekends while you order your wines and beers for a great tasting experience. You might be wondering now “What about the kids?”. Don’t worry, they can play right next to you on the lawn or a bit further away at the fantastic playground which is directly in your sight.
The playground features a jungle gym and climbing features while the bigger kids can play some ball on the lawn or discover the cannons in the area.
The wine tasting ranges from R80 to R100 and the beer tasting is R50 for 4 beers. They also do special beer pairing tastings where you can enjoy yummy biltong with the beer. This one is available at R120. If you buy at least 4 bottles of wine afterwards, the tasting is for free!
For a special event, take your kids to Signal Gun Wines on the first Saturday of a month. At 13:00 on that said Saturday (including public holidays) they fire their 300 year old cannons in order to honour their father, Ryk de Wit. He has one of the biggest collections of restored cannons (all on Signal Gun Wine Farm) in Western Cape. The kids will surely enjoy the show!
What a great combination. Go out for a game drive while enjoying sipping some delicious wine way along the way. This is all possible at their wine safaris which take place on Saturdays (11:00 & 14:00) and Sundays (11:00).
You will depart from the Tasting Venue for a scenic drive up Hoogeberg – make a stop on the top of Hoogeberg at their Sea Smoke vineyard and also sip on a glass of the De Wit Family Reserve Sea Smoke Sauvignon Blanc, while admiring the breath-taking views of the Cape Peninsula. Approximately 90 minutes later, you will arrive back at Die Stal Tasting Venue. Kids can definitely join the mini safari, but must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
You will see Eland, Springbuck, Zebra, grey “Ribbok”, Ostrich as well as dassies and tortoises and bird life, such as hawks, fish eagles and many more! Learn about the farm’s history and enjoy the views of Stellenbosch, the Strand, Simon’s Town, Table Mountain, the harbour, Robben Island and even Dassen Island in the distance.
Cost: R175 per person with a minimum of 4 people (maximum 10).
In case you’re getting hungry after the tasting or wine safari, the restaurant is a fantastic place to fill up your stomach with some delicious food. You can check out the restaurant menu here: MENU
It’s an easy-going place with lots of space for the kids to run around, live music on weekends and delicious tasting options. My husband went for the beer tasting (of course) while enjoyed the wine range. I can’t remember the exact name of the beer, but the red one is absolutely delicious. They were unfortunately sold out on that one so I couldn’t take some yummy bottles home with me. We’ll try again next time.
While the tasting area is shaded, the playground is not. So make sure to bring along hats and sunscreen if your kids want to play for awhile.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
- Opening Times: Closed on Monday, Tue – Sat 09:00 – 22:00, Sunday 09:00 – 18:00
- Age Group: 0 – 99
- Baby Changing Facilities: No
- Kids Menu: Yes
- Fun Factor: 4/5
- Free WIFI: No
Phone: +27 (0) 21 976 0770