Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
An exceptional experience awaits families, and if staying in a suite or family room, children under 12 stay for free. You will receive the VIP treatment from the moment you arrive with a warm Irish welcome from our wonderful team and a number of family focused services.
Junior guests' menu
Junior guests' DVDs
Board and card games
Cots and bedding for small babies
Experienced babysitters (additional charge)
Junior golf lessons (additional charge)
Junior guests' friendly activities on the estate, including falconry, cycling, horse riding and tennis (all estate activities are at an additional charge)
We understand that staying with the family needs to accommodate everyone’s needs so we offer flexible options to suit you. If you want to keep all the family together, but still have separate bedrooms, we have adjoining bedrooms to create your own family hub. Alternatively, a family of three can enjoy a Duplex Suite where we’ll prepare a sofa bed in the downstairs living room, giving your little one room to rest peacefully while you enjoy the privacy of the upstairs bedroom in the suite.
With 350 acres of Irish Estate to explore, there are plenty of hidden adventures just waiting to be discovered. Find the secret folly tower, dubbed 'Rapunzel's Castle', complete all the activities to earn the 'Wolfhounds' Badge, and ask us about the secret map to the fairy paths. Our estate boasts many exhilarating activities, from Ireland’s first and finest falconry school, to horse-riding, zip-wiring, tree-climbing and kayaking.
At The Lodge we make meal times fun! We understand that sometimes eating in a restaurant with little ones can be a challenge, so we do our utmost to accommodate the needs of the whole family, from adaptable seating to special cutlery and thoughtfully designed children’s menus available in The Quay Bar and Wilde's Restaurant.