Easter weekend is a time for family, fun and most importantly, Easter lunch! We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Easter weekend lunches and activities below — so don’t miss out and book your seat now!
Spend Family Day at Middelvlei, Stellenbosch
R280 pp or R130 pp (12 and under), 9lives.co.za
Save the date for this year’s Middelvlei Family Day, Monday, 22 April, which promises to be a fun day out for the whole family. The Easter Bunny will be popping in on the day to the farm making the Middelvlei Easter Egg Hunt extra fun. Look out for the special clues hidden to uncover an abundance of sweet treats!
Adding to the day’s fun and festivities are the line-up of Boeresport games, guaranteed to be one of the day’s highlights. These include old favourites such as the Egg and Spoon race, Three Legged race, Wheelbarrow Walk and not forgetting Bokdrol Spitting. While the kids are kept entertained, parents can sit back and relax while sipping on a glass of Middelvlei wine and taking in the sights and sounds of the views and enjoying the live entertainment on offer. An Easter inspired spitbraai lunch completes the perfect family outing to the Winelands. The cost of the lunch is R 280 per adult and R130 per child (12 years and younger), which includes the Easter egg hunt.
Easter Sunday and Family Day Le Pommier, Stellenbosch
À la carte, lepommier.co.za
Le Pommier will be serving breakfast and lunch on both Easter Sunday and Family Day, with an exciting Easter egg hunt for the kiddies! Their delicious à la carte menu will be on offer, so look forward to mussels, camembert and cherry tomatoes, blue cheese snails and more for starters, or enjoy a fresh seasonal prawn, mango and avo salad. Mains feature specialities like bobotie, eisbein, Malay chicken curry and potjie amongst others, and for dessert you can look forward to delectable delights like malva pudding, waffles, apple strudel and more!
An Array of Activities at Spier, Stellenbosch
Prices range between R50 and R600, spier.co.za
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If you’re looking for a fun-filled weekend for the whole family, look no further than Spier Wine Estate! Food-wise, options range from a Good Friday Seafood Buffet (R380 pp or R150 for kiddies under 12) at the Spier Hotel Restaurant, a Saturday Spit Braai Buffet (R380 pp or R150 for kiddies under 12), to an Easter Sunday harvest platter lunch at Eight Restaurant (R450pp or R200 for kiddies under 12). For a more relaxed Easter, enjoy an Easter Sunday lunch picnic basket (R600 per basket or R180 per kiddies basket) under the shady trees, or head over to the courtyard for a traditional braaied lunch (R410 pp or R200 per child under 12).
On Sunday there will also be an Easter egg hunt for the little ones, which ranges from R50 for children under 5, to R100 for children between 6 and 12. The Easter egg hunt is also included if you book any of the above lunches, so there’s no reason to not take the kids!
Bookings are recommended, so head over to their website to secure your spot!
Eat @ Simonsvlei, Paarl
R175 – R275 pp, simonsvlei.com
Enjoy a single-, two-, or three-course Easter lunch at Eat @ Simonsvlei, where you can look forward to starters of traditional pickled fish, a buffet featuring roast leg of lamb, chicken pie, roast potatoes and traditional side dishes, and a yummy hot cross bun bread and butter pudding.
Bookings are essential, so head on over to their website to book your table.
Backsberg Estate Cellars, Klapmuts
R100 – R400 pp, backsberg.co.za
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From Good Friday to Family Day, Backsberg has your back! They’re offering Easter-themed picnics throughout the weekend between 12h00 and 16h00 (R400 for a basket for two or R185 for a kiddies basket for two), featuring treats such as hot cross buns, pickled fish and chocolate truffles, and you can add a wine pairing for just R95!
Easter Sunday sees a feast of lamb on the spit with traditional sides such as pickled fish and desserts including malva pudding and mascarpone cake. Lunch will be served between 12h00 and 16h00 at R275 pp or R100 for kiddies under 12.
Head on over to their website to secure your spot.
Enjoy Lunch or a Picnic at Boschendal, Franschhoek
R165 – R750, boschendal.com
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Enjoy a fun-filled Easter Sunday at Boschendal, where you can choose between a family picnic, a Sunday lunch feast, or a lunch buffet. Enjoy a picnic under the trees and Easter activities for the little ones at R750 for a basket for two and R165 for a kiddies basket. Activities include an Easter egg hunt, a bunny hop sack race, egg painting activities and pony rides for the little ones. For the more traditional, head over to The Werf Restaurant for a feast prepared by Chef Christiaan Campbell and his team at a cost of R695 pp or R350 for children under 10. Alternatively, secure a spot at the Rhone Homestead’s Sunday buffet at R425 pp or R255 for kids.
Bookings are essential, so head on over to their website to secure your spot.
Grande Provence Picnic, Franschhoek
R800 for two people sharing, R400 for a single or R300 for kiddies under 10, 9lives.co.za
Hop on over and celebrate Easter Sunday in the Franschhoek Winelands at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Enjoy a family picnic complete with an Easter egg hunt for the little ones, live music, and a wide variety of delicious treats.
Besides the traditional Easter egg hunt, children will be entertained by decorating a giant Easter egg, face painting, a jumping castle and a variety of lawn games. Adults can look forward to a laid back afternoon with fine Grande Provence wines and an Easter food basket filled to the brim.
The Grande Provence Easter Picnic starts at 12h00 and ends at 16h00. Entry is free, but bookings for the Easter picnic baskets need to be made ahead of time by emailing email@example.com.
Bonus places outside the Stellenbosch Winelands
Good Friday Lunch at Benguela Cove, Walker Bay
À la carte, benguelacove.co.za
Enjoy a traditional Good Friday lunch with a twist at Benguela Cove in Hermanus’ Walker Bay Wine Region! Think fresh oysters, curried fish, hot cross buns and seafood for starters, calamari, hake, prawns and more for mains, and a choice between cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate tart or a selection of local cheeses to finish things off.
Easter Marshmallows and Sunday Family lunch at Steenberg, Constantia
R550 pp or R300 pp for kids under 12, steenbergfarm.com
Enjoy Easter at Steenberg Farm in the Constantia Wine Valley with delicious treats and a hearty Sunday lunch for the whole family — including fun activities for the little ones!
For the entire weekend from 19-22 April 2019, visitors to the Steenberg Wine Tasting Room will be welcomed with a decadent Easter Marshmallow before enjoying their wine tasting.
At Catharina’s Restaurant, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin will delight young and old with her fabulous Easter Sunday lunch menu, complete with a dessert table of all her signature sweet temptations. Children will be treated to a fun-filled Easter egg hunt followed by a special menu. The soft serve ice cream and chocolate fountain on the Easter dessert table will be another sure winner — not just for the little ones.
Adults can look forward to an extensive choice of flavourful starters and mains for all tastes. From herbed chevin tortellini, artichoke salad, croquettes, tempura prawns and Cajun calamari, to risotto, pork belly and a variety of grilled cuts.
Head over to their website to book your seat!