Where to eat on Easter weekend

Relax with a gourmet picnic at Grande Provence, indulge in a traditional fish-themed feast at Nederburg or take it easy with a laid-back Sunday Lunch at Lanzerac. Our top picks of where to eat offers up a whole basket of treats to enjoy with your family in the Winelands this Easter.

Easter picnic fun for the family at Grande Provence

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 with 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 Provencewines 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 at R800 per double, R400 per single and R300 for children under 10, need to be made ahead of time at Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email reservations@grandeprovence.co.za.

A touch of tradition at Nederburg this Easter

As summer draws to a magnificent close, the Nederburg wine farm is getting ready to welcome visitors to its home in Paarl during Easter. Find out why Nederburg was recently included for the fourth consecutive time in the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands top 50 list by Drinks International.

Chef Lisa Cilliers of The Red Table, situated in Nederburg’s historic manor house, will be serving up a selection of delicious dishes from the restaurant’s à la carte menu, expertly matched with some of Nederburg’s award-winning wines. Given the Easter tradition, there will be plenty of fish to feast on. Think along the lines of smoked smoor snoek and cauliflower rice, lightly curried with sambals, green chutney and sweet potato crisps; and fresh fish of the day and chips with tartar sauce. Surprise blackboard specials and pre-booked picnics will also be on offer.

Easter Indulgences Await at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Executive Chef, Stephen Fraser, will be presenting his popular Sunday lunch on the 21st of April 2019 in the Manor Kitchen, featuring exceptional sharing dishes and platters for the whole family to enjoy. This will be a first for Lanzerac and the experience is bound to make guests feel right at home and part of the Lanzerac household.

Seating is at 12h00 and the entire experience will cost R545 per person, half price for children aged 8 – 12, children under 7 years is complimentary.

Bookings and pre-payments are essential, please email restaurants@lanzerac.co.za or call +27.218871132.

Easter Family Picnic at Seven Sisters Vineyards

Enjoy a nice family meet and mingle with other families, while kids will be entertained with an Easter egg hunt game and playing on the estate’s beach sand.

What to bring: blankies, beach cloths, camp chairs, playing tools for kids on the beach sand and everything that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable laying down on our beautiful garden. Adults will be entertained by live music while they enjoy sipping of Seven Sisters wines & Brutus Family reserve wines.

Middelvlei Family Day and Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny will be popping in on the day to the farm making the Middevlei 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 live entertainment. An Easter inspired spitbraai lunch completes the perfect family outing to the Winelands.