self-catering holiday

Weekend Adventures for Young & Old.

  1. Visit the Toy & Miniature Museum.

The Toy Museum in Stellenbosch is a world of enchantment you must not miss.
The museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, antique dolls, dinky cars, cuddly toys and an extremely detailed and lifelike miniature of South Africa ‘s famous Blue train – the only one of its kind in Africa!

 

When:  Monday (09:00 – 16:30) to Saturday (09:00 – 14:00)
Public Holidays: 09:00 – 14:00)
Where: 25 Market Street, Stellenbosch (Behind Visitors’ Bureau)
Price:   R5 (children) R15 (adults)

 

  1. Story Time at the Book Lounge.

Every Saturday at 11am is Storytime! The recommended age guideline is 3-8 years old, but all are welcome and Storytime is always free of charge. There is no need to RSVP and hot beverages, juice, and sweet treats will be on sale.  A few stories in a specific theme are read to our little guests and then we do a craft. Please join us!

 

When:  Saturdays at 11:00
Where: 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town
Price:   Free!

 

  1. A day on Intaka Island.

Intaka Island, an award-winning 16 hectare wetlands and bird sanctuary, is home to 177 species of indigenous fynbos plants and 120 bird species. Intaka – which means ‘bird’ in Xhosa – is a unique example of nature conservation and urban development co-existing in harmony. Apart from its environmental significance, the area offers a place of solace to take a stroll, relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

When:  Daily 7:30 – 17:30
Where: Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town
Price:   R20 (adults) R12 (children)

 

  1. A tour of Newlands Brewery

‘It’s always gone against our grain to use anything but the finest 100% pure natural Newlands spring water in every one of our legendary beers. And it always will. Of course history is written on the pages of legend, like the traditions of our legendary beers. The taste of tradition, our beer is the toast of legends and, at the end of the day, more refreshing than pure mountain water.’

 

 

 

When:  Tuesday to Thursday 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00
Wednesday 18:00, Friday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 16:00
Saturday 10:00 & 12:00
Where: Newlands Brewery
Price:   R100 (adults) R60 (pensioners & students)

 

  1. The Rainbow Puppet Theatre in Constantia.

The use of puppets in performance and storytelling reportedly dates back to 3000 BC and, perhaps as a testament to its value, is still a popular and thriving form of entertainment today.  Keeping this ancient method of performance alive in South Africa is the Rainbow Puppet Theatre.

 

When:  Saturdays 10:00 & 11:15
Where: Constantia Waldorf School
Price:   R25

  1. World of Adventure at ROOT44 Market.

Grab the whole family and head down to this fun-filled play zone on the R44 in Stellenbosch. Jam-packed with exciting activities and games that will keep little ones (and their parents) entertained for hours, World of Adventure is the perfect all-weather play zone designed to bring the entire bunch together with both indoor and outdoor jungle gyms, a mini golf course (mums and dads are invited to play too), a peddle cart track, a 30m double slip and slide, as well as a splash park.

 

When:  Saturday & Sunday 9:00 – 17:00
Where: Root 44 Market
Price:   Ages 1 and 2 years – R35 per child

Ages 3-12 – R95 per child

Adult Entrance – R20 per adult

Mini Golf Only – R35 per person

under 12 months are free

5 Cosy spots for winter wine tasting.

With Winter  holidays around the corner, here’s some advice about why you should consider paying a visit to De Keurboom Guesthouse. Stellenbosch, 18km drive from De Keurboom Guesthouses has a number of stunning locations where you can enjoy a glass of wine in an oversized lounger next to a cosy indoor fireplace.

Delheim wine Estate with its famous cob-webbed window is a chockfull of charm. Visit their cosy “downstairs” cellar and if you’re looking for something extra special the tasting room staff to show you the “collector’s corner” at the back.

 

 

 

 

Kleine Zalze offers winter visitors some enticing winter specials including the Winter Plate which comes with a hearty winter meal along with a generous glass of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection (red or white wine) at R195 per person.

 

 

 

 

 

Bistro 13 in Stellenbosch offers visitors a warm, crackling fireplace and a comfy lounge area where you can enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious winter menu. The tasting fee is R30 for five wines and for the peckish tasters you can order a food platter to accompany your wine or coffee, tea and soft drinks, non-alcoholic options are also available.

 

 

 

 

Hartenberg Wine Estate on the slopes of Bottelary Hills a mere 15km from De Keurboom Guesthouse offers fine country food and slow-crafted wine. Enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire while indulging in our award winning wines and Eleanor’s delicious farm-style soups.

 

 

 

 

 

Kaapzicht Wine Estate on the Bottelary Road is literally on the doorstep from De Keurboom Guesthouse, only 7km away and a quick 10minutes drive time. Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special. During the Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches event the celebrated Scotland-born chef George Jardine will present his signature foodie pizzazz and pairing the wines from the Bottelary Hills with some of his mouth-watering dishes is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

 

 

Although De Keurboom Guesthouse is filling up fast, we’ve still got some availability for the Winter months. Don’t waste time and book for an experience that will fondly be remembered.

The Perks of a Luxury Self-Catering Holiday in Cape Town

De Keurboom guest house

The Perks of a Luxury Self-Catering Holiday in Cape Town

More and more people travel to South Africa every year for vacations and holidays. In fact, this has been a developing trend for many years now. However, more and more people have changed their preference of accommodations by choosing self-catering accommodation in Cape Town rather than hotels.

Quite a number of people don’t like using hotels, though it has never really occurred to most of them to rent a self-catering apartment and they would never have known where to start looking. Self-catering guesthouses and apartments are some of the best forms of accommodation you can get today.

Self-Catering accommodation in Cape Town for family vacation

Very few hotels can accommodate a family of four or five people in one room. You will often need to pay for an extra room which makes the prices extremely expensive. Most hotels also have very strict rules about taking a drink or food up to the rooms. Kids can also be noisy and it certainly won’t be a proper holiday for you because you will be waiting for someone to complain about noise from next door.

People who have stayed in guesthouses and apartments in South Africa will agree to the fact that they are luxurious and very practical. It almost feels like having your property in Cape Town. There is a lot of self-catering accommodation in the city. A search on Google will pull a list of sites where self-catering apartments are being offered for rent. It happens that most apartments are private rents by expatriates who have bought property in South Africa and simply want to rent it out to cover the running cost. There are also companies that have built self-catering apartments for rent.

You will find guesthouses with lots of luxury bathrooms so that you wouldn’t have to sleep on a double-decker bed. You will also save a lot of money because each unit has a kitchen, which means that you don’t have to go to a restaurant to eat every night.

If you wish to visit Cape Town then you should take your time to research the best family apartments for rent. The fact that you can make a reservation online is absolutely incredible. You can make your reservation online and pay the money upon your arrival. You will also need to pay for daily cleaning. This is good because you don’t have to spend the whole day cleaning up the apartment. The next time you are visiting Cape Town, ensure that you book you self-catering apartment in advance.

 

De Keurboom Guesthouse was established in 1996 as one of the first self-catering accommodation guesthouses in Kuils River. Kuils River is nestled at the foot of the Bottelary Hills, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, where our guests can enjoy the benefits of the City in a relaxed, country lifestyle. Within easy reach of Cape Town International Airport, the Kuils River Golf Course, Zevenwacht Wine Estate, and various shopping malls.

Each De Keurboom self-catering unit consists of a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, digital safe and plenty of cupboard space. Crisp white linen and down duvets ensure a pleasant night’s sleep. Two twin-bedded rooms share the second bathroom, and the open-plan living area with indoor barbeque and adjoining patio area with shaded pergola and wooden patio furniture provides an excellent entertainment area. The lounge has a wall mounted panel heater, and oil heaters are available for the bedrooms. Fans are available for the lounge and bedrooms, as well as hair dryers. De Keurboom also has a fully equipped kitchen has a fridge, freezer, microwave oven, stove, iron and ironing board. The lounge has ample seating as well as DSTV. A lock-up garage for one motor vehicle is available for each unit.