Here’s the thing about having an unusual family…
And by unusual, I mean being a family that has more than the specified 2 children. Not something unusual like singing on the hilltops of Swiss mountains and standing in a line when a whistle is blown. That’s just weird. Like really weird. Who even does that?
Sorry, got distracted there.
The thing about having an unusual family number often means that it’s almost impossible to find decent accommodation for all five of you without taking out another bond to be able to afford it. I know this because it’s something I regularly find myself searching for. Why? Well, we like going away as a family, it’s a great time to switch off devices and just spend good old fashioned time together. And let’s be real, in our day and age we don’t get nearly enough of that anymore.
And because we have found such huge value in getting away as a family, I want you to be able to do this too.
As you guys know, we recently headed out to the Robertson Wine Valley for another visit. Honestly we’ve spent a lot of time there in the last couple of years and we have absolutely loved it every single time we go. And every visit brings something new with it. I don’t think we’ve been to the same place twice in all the times that we’ve been there.
It’s a really great place to visit and so I want you to relive our experience there.
Here’s what you’ll win:
This prize is for a family of 5 – two adults and three kids or less obviously. Just no more than five people.
A two night stay in one of the cottages at Bushmans Pad Estate.
This sweet little cottage is the perfect place to use as a base to explore the valley. The actual accommodation has a kitchen kitted with all the basic necessities, a lounge with fireplace and a separate main bedroom with ensuite toilet. The lounge area has a single bed and the couch turns into a sleeper couch for the two kids that don’t mind doubling up.
But what’s really amazing about this place is the view!
Each cottage has their own braai place that overlooks the vineyards and mountains. The perfect place to watch the sunset as you rustle up some supper.
There’s so much to do in this valley, but we’ve organised these specific adventures for you…
PICNIC AT ASHTON WINERY
On Saturday at lunch time you can head over to Ashton Winery for a wine tasting and picnic. Included in the experience is the normal wine tasting, however there is the option to upgrade that to include Belgium chocolate pairing for R30 per person. Then you will receive two picnic baskets complimentary that include a variety of delicious meats, cheeses, breads, olives, spreads and various other goodies as well as your favourite bottle of the Ashton Winery wine.
We loved our tasting and particularly favoured the Pinotage and the Sparkling Wine. So much so that we bought a case of each to bring home with us (also I LOVE that it really is farm prices that they sell it at – I can’t tell you how many farms I’ve been to where buying it at the farm is the same as buying it in store!). When we went, Kyla was really sick with a tummy bug, but Riya did the grape juice tasting and it’s also a winner, so that came home with us too.
Oh and you must try the spirit cooler – it’s pure muscadelle grapes with a smidge of alcohol. It’s delish!
It’s such a great spot to chill for the afternoon. You can eat your picnic at your own leisure while the kids play on the play area. We also brought a pack of cards with us that we played at random spots all over Robertson.
BOAT RIDE AT VILJOENSDRIFT
You can also head to Viljoensdrift for a complimentary boat ride for you and the kids. It’s about an hour long so it might be worth picking up some snacks to take aboard too. We didn’t and regretted not having something to chew on while we were sailing.
Also the ships name was Uncle Ben which is hilarious because that’s the name of our kids Uncle!
SUNDAY LUNCH AT BON CAP
On your way home on Sunday you can make a stop at the beautiful Bon Cap for an absolutely mouthwatering buffet lunch. Seriously – there’s something special about a full roast lunch on a Sunday. It reminds me of childhood and family. And then of course, once you’ve eaten all your vegetables, you can hit up the dessert table. Wow. I’m not going to lie to you – I totally cheated while we were there.
Please note that the meal is included but all the drinks are for your own account.
OK now WIN A WEEKEND IN ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY WORTH R4000
- You need to enter through the Rafflecopter widget below
- Weekend to be taken before the end of 2017
- You need to be a family of five or less – maximum two adults and three kids
- Transportation is not included in this prize and it’s totally a self drive trip – be responsible
- PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ACTUALLY DO ALL THE STEPS THAT YOU TICK OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Sorry to shout at you like that but apparently it’s necessary. Just play by the rules and stuff.
- I will put you in touch with the necessary people at each stop and you will liase with them regarding a weekend that will work for all of you.
- If you have won a giveaway on 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old House in the last 6 months, you may not enter
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