Things to do this weekend in Stellenbosch

After an exceptionally cold couple of weeks, Mother Nature is starting to show her softer, warmer side. From horseback riding to yoga to shopping at markets, celebrate spring with these great family-friendly outdoor events and activities happening this weekend in the Winelands.

Flower Season at West Coast National Park

Don’t miss this year’s bumper flower season, but skip the crowds in West Coast National Park. Tracks4Africa’s Johann Groenewald opted to enjoy the flower spectacular in the Hantam National Botanical Garden just south of Niewoudtville. As co-founder of the mapping service, which helps travellers explore Africa, he knew the back roads would be stunning and free of traffic. For the way back he travelled along Moedverloor Road and the R364, where the Botterkloof Pass delivered carpets of pink flowers. “It was some of the best flowers we saw,” says Johann.

Horseback riding and lunch at Wild Clover Farm

Spending time with animals is always food for the soul. Make the most of the warmer spring weather with a relaxed horse-back outride at Equine Sport Centre on Wild Clover Farm. Follow it up with a laid-back lunch at Saggy Stone Restaurant while enjoying their local craft beer or gin.

Gordon’s Bay Village Sunday Family Outdoor Market

Gordon’s Bay Village Plaza is situated on the water’s edge in Harbour Island. Soak in the relaxed seaside atmosphere while enjoying live music and artisanal food. Take the family this Sunday and browse for hidden gems at this boutique shopping centre in the heart of Gordon’s Bay.

Sunday Family Yoga at Life Retreat Studio

Life Retreat Studio offers different exercise and wellness classes 7 days a week. Every Sunday at 09:00 they host a special family-oriented beginner’s yoga class that everyone is welcome to join. Guests are encouraged to make a day of it and visit the popular Lourensford Market after the class.

Wildeberg Wines Day Trip Saturday

Join Wildeberg Wines this Saturday and experience their brand new hiking trails that was built by the well-known trail builder Pieter Van Wyk. Stage one is a 5km distance with stage two to be completed in the near future. Although this is a social hike and not a race, this 5km trail has some nice climbs, open fynbos fields, forest areas and spectacular views of Franschhoek to enjoy.