Make this summer a spectacular one in the Boland

Summer is the ideal time to head for the outdoors and the stunning Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington are ready to welcome visitors for a sizzling summer. From picnics to game drives, outdoor events and adventures as well as gourmet offerings, wine tastings and accommodation deals, Paarl and Wellington should be considered as a summer destination of choice.

As part of the #discoverpaarl and #heartwellington summer campaigns, participating tourist attractions, restaurants and wineries are pulling out all the stops to ensure unforgettable summer holiday memories. Conveniently located within an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Paarl and Wellington are ideal for quick daybreaks, but have enough to offer to keep guests entertained for a multi-day stay.

There is no better way to enjoy the incredible natural surroundings of the Boland than joining friends and family for a delicious picnic with panoramic views of the majestic mountains or lush vineyards and valleys. Whether you want to picnic under the star-light African skies, next to a tranquil lake or under the trees on sprawling lawns, the perfect picnic moment is waiting to be realised. (Visit the websites at the bottom of this article to see the vast variety of available picnic options.) Most venues offer special kiddies picnics and there is even a kosher picnic option.

Alternatively, try an authentic South Africa braai (barbecue) on Paarl Rock or in the lapa of a game reserve. Stop at wine route members for exciting food and wine pairings ranging from traditional pairings of award-winning wines with biltong, charcuterie, tapas, cheese and olives; or even gourmet mini pies and home-made jams.

If you are looking for outdoor adventures or just like to keep active, sign up for a quad bike tour, practise your aim during paintballing or air rifle target shooting; or enjoy some of the MTB or trail running tracks, or beautiful hiking trails. Get closer to Mother Nature during a game drive, reptile adventures and even croc cage diving.

Even entertainment is heading outdoors with an outdoor movie night, a fire and flame performance, live music, a popular riel dancing contest on the schedule. Looking for a slower pace? Head for a rose farm to pick your own roses, enjoy a fragrant rose pampering session, take the kids on a tree hunt or do some last minute gift shopping.

Paarl and Wellington have become renowned as ultimate child-friendly destinations with loads to do for the youngsters, special children’s play areas as well as special kids’ menus at most participating restaurants.

* For a full list of events, visit www.paarlonline.com , or www.wellington.co.za.

 

Andreas Guest House
From Nov- Jan
All accommodation booked receive a complimentary bottle of Andreas Shiraz
Contact: 021 873 2268 or 079 3205884


Bartholomeus Klip
14 Des 2017 -14 Jan 2018
1.Accommodation special over the School holidays we are offering a free game drive for each person staying at Wild Olive House when booking 1 night or more
2. A Signed cookbook with each booking made at the Wild Olive House and Farmhouse farm house if booked through Wellington Tourism website
Contact: Lesley
Tel: +27 (0)22 448 1087
Email: info@bartholomeusklip.com
www.wellington.co.za

Diemersfontein
23 Des to 26 Des
3 Nights bed and breakfast, wine tasting and dinner \ Champagne dinner Christmas Eve 24th, festive Christmas lunch Monday 25th breakfast Tuesday 26th before check out.
R3500 per person sharing
Bookings: hospitality@diemersfontein.co.za

Diemersfontein
24 Dec-26 Dec
2 Night bed and breakfast, stay from Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th:
Wine tasting , Champagne dinner Christmas Eve 24th, festive Christmas lunch Monday 25th,
Check out after breakfast 26th
R2500 per person sharing
Bookings: hospitality@diemersfontein.co.za


Diemersfontein
31 Dec-1 Jan 2018
1 Night bed and breakfast, wine tasting and Champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve 31st
Check out after breakfast in the courtyard 01 Jan
R1500 per person sharing
Bookings: hospitality@diemersfontein.co.za


Diemersfontein
30 Dec – 1 Jan
2 Nights bed and breakfast, dinner Saturday evening, wine tasting and Champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve 31st Dec.
Check out after breakfast in the courtyard 01 Jan 2018.
R2500 per person sharing,
R2500 per person sharing
Bookings: hospitality@diemersfontein.co.za
Bontebok Ridge
Nov-Jan We will be closed from 16 December 2017 – 7 January 2018.

Weekdays and weekends
The entire game reserve and the lapa will be exclusively for your group for 6-8 hours.
We offer our signature braai with a variety of home grown organic meats (venison & wild boar), served hot off the fire in stages as it is ready. Fresh farm bread and salad on sticks are also served on platters, whist you mingle with your friends or colleagues.
Please feel free to bring along your own preference of refreshments (we don’t charge corkage). The kayak & boulle set are there for you to enjoy.
We highly recommend doing a 1 hour game drive to see the wild life in our reserve.
Catering: R400pp (minimum 8 adults) kids under 12 are half price (R200pp)
Self-catering: R200pp (minimum 8 adults) kids under 12 are half price (R100pp)
Game drive for 4-8 guests R 150/person on the game drive vehicle and 9 up to 40 guests on 2 trailers behind our tractor R 120/person.
50% deposit on confirmation of booking.
To book email Melandri at info@turnecorp.co.za or visit www.turnercorp.co.za.

Doolhof Wine Estate
Nov -Jan
7 days a week 12h00 -14h00
Enjoy a scrumptious picnic under the trees on this beautiful wine farm and have a leisurely walk along the Kromme River to build up the appetite.
Picnic basket R280 for 2 people
Book 24 hours in advance in the week
Book 48 hours in advance
For more information please contact:
021 873 6911


Imbuko
Nov 2017 –Jan 2018
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat and public Holidays:9:00 – 14:00
Our guests are welcomed on our outside ‘stoep’ area with gorgeous views of the mountains, vineyards and valley, here we have a variety of tastings and food offerings available:

Wine tastings:
Standard tasting of 5 wines (choose your own selection) -R30pp
Pamula POP Tasting (Interestingly flavoured wine spritzers – perfect for Summer!)- R30pp
Blind tasting (Choose your own selection and test your tasting skills) – R30pp
Dapper Muis Tasting (Choose 25 wines of your own choice – not for the faint hearted!) R150pp
Sophie Terblanche Tasting (Sauvignon Blanc tasting) Sophie Terblanche Tasting R30pp

Food Pairing options:
Gourmet Pie and wine Pairing (4 freshly baked mini gourmet pies perfectly paired with wines from our Van Zijl range)
Van Zijl Jam tasting (Delicious jams inspired by our wines served with freshly baked Portuguese rolls and cheese) Van Zijl Jam tasting R50pp

Food:
Snack jars (Droëwors, olives and chips) R60pp
Bread boards (Ciabatta served with olive oil, Dukkah and balsamic vinegar) R40pp
Gourmet Cocktail pies R30pp

Platter for two
Kids Pizza or Chicken POPS
For more information please contact:
021 873 7350


Dunstone Wine Farm Picnic
Nov 2017 –Jan 2018
Available daily from 09:00 until 16:00

Enjoy Picnic basket for 2 people with whole some and fresh food in the garden
Homemade focaccia bread, Dunstone Country Quiche, Homemade pork sausage roll, Coconut chicken skewer, Marinated beef skewer
Selection of local meats, Selection of local cheese and biscuits, Basil and sundried tomato pasta salad, Greek salad
Chocolate brownies and fresh seasonal fruits

Please note some items may change depending on availability.
Dietary requirements catered for please just let us know
Picnic basket for two people -R340

For more information please contact:
021 873 7660/ 021 864 1504


The Stone Kitchen
Nov 2017 –Jan 2018
Daily 09h00 -16h00

Parents looking for a restaurant with an extended kiddies play area to dream of, with indoor play gym, Lego table, reading corner, climbing wall. Outside play area includes a put- put course, a jungle gym, swings, lawn area to freely play, all in the

For more information contact: 021 873 6770


Langkloof Roses Summer Offerings
Nov 2017 –Jan2018
Daily: 08:30 – 16:30
Rose Picking:
Relax with a Rosy drink in your hand while enjoying a Guided rose garden tour, Pick your own Roses to take home – R65pp
Tree Hunt:
Explore the Farm yard and Identify some trees from the drawn map. Enjoy a glass of Freshly brewed Rooibos natural Ice Tea -R35pp
Fragrant Rose Foot Soak:
a Wonderful option for a relaxing pampering experience filled with Rose Aromas. Sit back and relax with your feet soaking in Rose infused tub – R45pp
Tea and Treat Pairing:
Taste and Experience 4 different TWG Imported Natural Teas, with pairing treats. Challenge your senses! -R45pp
Bookings are essential
Contact:021 864 1014


Welvanpas River Hike

Nov 2017 –Jan2018
Tue-Fri: 8:00-17:00
Sat-Sun: 8:00-15:00
Welvanpas Family Vineyards is situated just outside the town of Wellington, next to the well-known Bainskloof Pass. The hiking trail along the Kromme River is breathtakingly beautiful. The walking duration of the trail is between two & three hours. Permits can be obtained at the coffee shop on the farm.
Permits obtainable from the Old Mill Coffee Shop, Welvanpas
Adults: R40.00
Scholars: R20
For more information please contact: 021 864 1239


Langkloof Roses
10 November
08:30 – 16:30
A Day on the Farm
Come and join us for a Rose Picking, Drawing, Soap making and Horse Experience.
R80pp for more info contact  021 864 1014


Langkloof Roses
25 November
08:30-16:30
Fragrant Rose Workshop – Anointing Oil and Tea Tasting experience:
A day well spend with a loved one. Enjoy fragrant oils, Imported TWG tea tasting paring and rose filled pampering.
Includes a light lunch and a bunch of Roses.
R250pp for more info contact 021 864 1014


Langkloof Roses Summer Offerings
26 November
3 &10 December
28 January 2018
08:30-16:30
Yada Families presents:

A Family “Lifestyle in Abundance” Day
Break-away for the day and learn how to live a sustainable, wholesome and purpose-filled life together as a family.

The day will be filled with hands-on experiences and workshops where parents and children will be trained and empowered to live a restored lifestyle of well-being.
This is an opportunity to heal, nurture and build family relationships.
for more info contact Yada Families on: yadafamilies@gmail.com


Bosman’s Family Vineyard
Nov 2017-Jan 2018
Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00
Sat-10:00 -15:00 Note: Closed during 22 December 2017 – 8 January 2018
Wine tasting choice of 5wines and Cellar Tour
R50pp
For more information: 021 873 3170/ 063 052 5352


Bartholomeus Klip
20 October to 20 December
Mon- Sat 12h00-14h00
Enjoy A 3 course gourmet lunch on this magnificent farm including snacks and a welcome drink, a three course set lunch menu, tea and coffee. Any dietary requirements can be catered for if notified in advance. Rates exclude bar purchases not listed below. Minimum 4 persons and booked a day in advance. No children under 15 years unless a group of 10 or more.
There are three set menus to choose from.
R385.00pp
Bookings and enquiries regarding menu’s: info@bartholomeusklip.com


Oude Wellington Restaurant
Nov 2017 – Jan 2018
Closed on 31 December
Enjoy a Sumptuous summer lunch and dinners on patio or in restaurant from Monday to Saturday.
Sundays is the lazy day for a long, laid back lunch until 5 pm.
Book for the very special Christmas Eve dinner, 24th December, or for Christmas Lunch on 25 December 2017.
Closed on 31 December
Open for lunch and dinner 1 Jan 2018.
Contact: 082 836 8924


Bakkies B&B Club House
Starts 2 Dec 2017 –Jan 2018
16h00 to late
Sunset Cocktails

Tel: (0)82 783 1776
E-mail: info@bakkiesbb.com

Piza-e-Vino
25 December 2017
11h00-15h00
Christmas lunch @Piza-e-Vino
R295 pp
Contact: Tel:021 873 1256

The Grill Room (Val du Charron)
25 December 2017
12h00-15h00
Book your Family Christmas lunch
Adults: R350 pp
Kids under 12: R180 pp
Phone 021 873 1256 lg@vdcwines.com for more information on the menu


The Grill Room
31 Dec 2017
17h00-01h00
Celebrate New Year’s
R480 pp
Phone 021 873 1256 lg@vdcwines.com for more information on the menu
Perfect Place
Nov-Dec
Closing dates over season.
24, 25 and 26 Dec and 30, 31 Dec and 1st Jan 2018

For the sweet tooth! 3 slices of cake with Cappuccino/ Tea or coffee.
We cater for functions, especially finger foods, and please contact us for more information.
R65,00

Contact:021 873 6620

Andreas Wines
Closing dates over Season
Friday the 22nd December until Tuesday the 2nd January.
Wine tasting on appointment only
Tel: 021 873 2286


Linton Park
New Restaurant facility available.
Closing dates over season
24-26 Dec, 31 Dec-7 Jan 2018
For more information on restaurant and menu Phone Tel: 021 873 1625

 

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2017/2018 rates

Bed Only Basis Rates

  1. Single Occupancy – R480.00 per Unit.
    2. Double Occupancy – R600.00 per Unit.
    3. Triple Occupancy – R700.00 per Family Unit.
    4. Quadruple Occupancy – R800.00 per Family Unit.
    5. quintuple Occupancy – R900.00 per Family Unit.
    6. Sextuple Occupancy – R1000.00 per Family Unit.

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E-mail us to info@bakkiesbb.com to book your room/Unit.
Contact No: 0827831776
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