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Stellenbosch with teenagers

We arrive in Capetown in July, and will travel straight to Lanzerac Manor for the first couple of night. My idea is that we can 'chill' before starting our holiday proper - but with my 15 and 16 year old, I doubt we'll get much downtime!

I thought that a day at Spier might be good, looking at the Cheetahs, a touch of wine-tasting, and perhaps followed by a meal at Moyo.

Does this sound OK? It would be on a Sunday. Would Moyo be open at that time of the year?

Many thanks for reading!

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1. Re: Stellenbosch with teenagers

Hi

A lot depends on the nature and interests of your two teenagers. Are they quiet indoor types or do they prefer the great outdoors? Lanzerac lists the following activities:-

…hotelguide.co.za/Cape_Winelands_Hotels-trav…

Cheers

Howard Neill

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2. Re: Stellenbosch with teenagers

Thank you for that - like most teenagers they are into everything, and then need to flop occasionally!

I thought that it might be an idea to have an easy couple of days, before moving into Capetown.

I have just been told that it is the Franschhoek Bastille Festival that weekend - might be interesting?

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3. Re: Stellenbosch with teenagers

If your teens are into horses I recommend that you check out Paradise Stables in Franschhoek. We tried the winetasting on horseback and had a great day. I guess it's a great way to chill:)

http://www.paradisestables.co.za/Welcome.html

Heard that Moyo is awesome, never tried it though. We went to Terroir - and the food was to die for! Very inexpensive too!

Have fun in Stellenbosch!!!

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4. Re: Stellenbosch with teenagers

How about Monkey Town in Sommerset West?

I plan to go there - still a kid at heart!

http://www.monkeys.co.za/about.htm

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5. Re: Stellenbosch with teenagers

We were at Moyo on a Sunday late February, very busy but lots of young people about. Stellenbosch is a university town so there should be lots for the teenagers to do.

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6. Re: Stellenbosch with teenagers

A short drive from the Lanzerac is the beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Mountain bikes can be rented at the entrance and there is a circular track that can be biked, very beautiful.

I think for kids, the cheetahs would be great but be aware that Spier is VERY touristy. They don't have great wine. If you want to do a wine tasting with the kids, perhas go to Waterford wine estate where they do a wine and chocolate tasting. The chocolate might interest them more!

Moyo is definately open on Sundays.

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