Discover Family-Friendly Delights in the Spectacular Dwarsrivier Valley

Welcome to the Dwarsrivier Valley, a captivating destination nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands. This enchanting region offers an array of experiences that cater to the whole family. From Le Pommier Wine Estate’s delightful tastings to outdoor adventures and culinary delights, the Banhoek Valley has something for everyone. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Experiences for all to enjoy

Le Pommier Wine Estate: Located on the scenic Helshoogte Pass, Le Pommier Wine Estate is the perfect base for exploring the Dwarsrivier Valley. Warm up this winter with their South African soup and wine pairing, a delightful treat for only R105 per person. Don’t forget to indulge the little ones with their own kiddies pairing, ensuring everyone feels included.

Pniël Cultural and Environmental Tour: Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the natural beauty with a Pniël Cultural and Environmental Tour. Embark on a moderate hike through the Dwarsriver valley, exploring the Pniël Silver mine caves, Kylemore Ostrich Kloof waterfalls, or the Lanquedoc Devils Kloof waterfalls. This scenic adventure will leave you in awe of the region’s captivating landscapes. For bookings and inquiries, contact +27 (0)84 428 4620.

Taste your way through the Valley

Traditional Pniël Dining Experience: Alenor’s Catering and Baking offers a unique culinary experience in the heart of Pniël. Enjoy a three-course meal prepared by Alenor Pietersen in her home, nestled at the base of the Simonsberg mountain. This dining experience not only tantalizes your taste buds but also immerses you in the rich stories, culture, and cuisine of the historically significant Pniël community. For reservations and general queries, call +27 (0)83 289 0818.

Banhoek Chilli Oil Company: Visit Banhoek Chilli Oil Company’s family-friendly taste kitchen and savor the perfect bite of flavor. Their menu showcases the versatility of their chili oil while providing a welcoming environment for families. With ample space for kids to run around freely, gourmet treats, and local wines, it’s an experience that will please every member of the family.

Stay a little longer

Banhoek Corner Guesthouse: Make yourself at home in the picturesque Banhoek Corner Guesthouse, situated on the slopes of Helshoogte Pass. With 11 elegantly appointed rooms set amidst a warm and inviting garden, you’ll experience genuine hospitality while exploring the Valley and its neighboring iconic destinations. Uncover world-class cuisine, historic vineyards, and breathtaking mountains during your stay in the beautiful Banhoek Valley.

De Zeven Guest Lodge: Indulge in luxury accommodations at De Zeven, a guest lodge nestled in the Cape Winelands between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This enchanting retreat offers a bed-and-breakfast experience like no other. As you admire the soaring mountains and the valley unfolding before you, experience personalized service and tranquility in abundance. It’s the perfect place to unwind and create cherished family memories.

The Dwarsrivier Valley invites you and your family to indulge in unforgettable experiences, delicious flavors, and warm hospitality.


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