Wide-open spaces are a great place to decompress after months of lockdown, and Knorhoek ticks all the boxes for the perfect country escape.

Situated in the Knorhoek Valley just outside Stellenbosch next to Quoin Rock Wine Estate, easy accessibility makes this working farm the perfect choice for family outings. The allure of delicious farm-to-table dishes, and top Simonsberg wines are just part of the story.

Parents can enjoy lunch around the pool, or a picnic under a canopy of trees, while their children are free to explore rock pools, or expend their energy on a bouncy jumping castle. Nature abounds, so there’s plenty to keep the little one’s entertained throughout the day in this beautiful Cape adventure land.

Known as a safe zone for kids, children’s parties have become something of a hit at Knorhoek. The estate caters for family get-togethers for 50 to 80 guests, as well as for special birthday celebrations for children. These can either be enjoyed at the pool area, on the veranda, or out in the garden. Options include day events, and day-to-evening occasions, with catering options available on request.

Fun-filled birthday parties need tantalizing treats, and the little ones can enjoy items from a children’s menu. These include homemade cheeseburger, Margherita pizza, chicken strips and chips, mac and cheese, ice cream and chocolate sprinkles, and of course a choice of milkshakes, which includes the all-time bubble gum favourite.

Adults are spoilt for choice with a lunch menu served from 10am to 4pm. Starters range from smoked salmon salad with peppadews, dill mayo and garlic crumbs; to sesame crusted chicken salad with avocado, cos lettuce and vinaigrette. Mains include mouth-watering aged beef sirloin served with chips, caramelised onions and rainbow carrots; as well as pork ribs served with crispy chips. While Knorhoek burgers also remain a menu highlight, the estate’s superb Country 3- Course Feast definitely makes a visit here worthwhile.

Day outings offer a great blast of fresh country air, but weekend getaways allow the whole family more of a chance to take advantage of this 200-hectare Winelands property. Both bed and breakfast and self-catering units are available. Breakfast is served daily, and lunch can be enjoyed at the restaurant.

Guests can also delight in birdwatching, cycling, hiking, or running, or take advantage of a leisurely ramble across the estate – all enjoyed in a safe, beautiful space. A choice of three trail routes offer potential sightings of the local wildlife, such as, owls, eagles, porcupines, or even a leopard.