Steenberg Farm: Easter Escapades for the Whole Family

Steenberg Farm: Easter Escapades for the Whole Family

Spoil yourself in a countryside-in-the-city setting.

On the far edge of the Constantia wine valley, where manicured indigenous gardens, sprawling lawns and vineyards meet the fynbos-clad Silvermine mountains, Steenberg Farm offers a 300-hectare slice of idyllic countryside. There’s history aplenty (it was the very first Cape Town farm), but also a modern sensibility, with stylish yet relaxed offerings for visitors.

This Easter, there are two special (added) attractions.

Easter Sunday lunch

Steenberg Easter Sunday Lunch

Tryn is the estate’s flagship restaurant, known for elevating favourite foods with modern flair, using sustainably sourced local ingredients and adding a worldly twist. Executive chef Kerry Kilpin and her team have crafted a superb Easter feast – with choices of starter, main and dessert, and plenty of beloved traditional flavours in the mix. 

From a salmon-prawn-oyster combo or goat’s cheese tart with rich fruit flavours, to a ratatouille “mille-feuille”, grilled fish with Cape Malay velouté, or flame-grilled beef with a touch of bourbon and coffee, this is menu that will surprise and delight. The final course presents an impossible choice: something chocolatey, a fruity ensemble (yuzu, peach, passionfruit, raspberry) or the boerenkaas-based “He is Risen” with rooibos syrup.

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Steenberg Chardonnay Brut Cap Classique, before sitting down to your three-course meal, plus an amuse-bouche, palate cleanser and chocolate truffle. There will also be Easter treats on the table and hot-cross buns, of course. There is a separate à la carte menu for children under 12 years, including calamari, noodles, steak and chips and ice cream. 

If the late-summer weather holds, you can enjoy your meal with views – on the Vineyard Terrace or Oak Terrace.

Date Sunday, 31 March 2024
Time 12pm – 3pm
Cost R795 per person
Kids menu: R75 – R114 (depending on choices)
Book through DinePlan

The big egg hunt

Steenberg Easter Egg Hunt

What would Easter Sunday be without finding hidden chocolate treats? The hunt at Steenberg will be big in scope and size, and suitable for all ages. It starts at 1.30pm. 

With Easter eggs stashed all over the estate, from the bucolic main gardens to the spa’s Scented and Secret Gardens, and from the tasting room to the two restaurants, this will be a great adventure. Even more so, as there’s a chance to find the grand prize: a literal “big egg” filled with goodies, including two bottles of Steenberg wine for the grown-ups (Chardonnay Cap Classique and Pinot Noir)

Stay and play

Steenberg Easter Accommodation

Make a long weekend of it and book a gorgeous room or suite at the five-star Steenberg Hotel. The “Five Lives Package” (for two) includes breakfast and the summer-special dinner, a Classic wine-tasting, 60-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, use of mountain bikes and a bottle of red wine.

Cost From R9 030 per couple sharing
From 1 April: from R6 850 per couple sharing
MAKE A RESERVATION

Guests have access to a range of leisure experiences, from the farm’s newly marked hiking trail and vineyard walks to a mountain-bike route, a golf course, pampering spa treatments and complimentary access to the Norval Foundation art museum and sculpture garden next door.

Add to that wine-tasting and cocktail hour, tapas-style plates at Bistro Sixteen82 and fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner options at Tryn, not to mention the gorgeous scenery and setting, and your Easter in the Mother City could not be celebrated in more style.

Contact 021 713 2211, 021 713 2222 (hotel)
Where to find it Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 15 March 2024