Celebrating with Family and Friends
“The world is truly round and starts and ends with those we love.” Nelson Mandela
In the midst of our busy lives where the boundaries between work, school and home are increasingly blurred, we know that the only way to properly engage with family and friends is to remove oneself from the distractions of home and find ourselves in a place where spontaneous swims before bedtime are a thing, where baking without fixating on the inevitable cleanup is mandatory, where building forts using every tablecloth in the linen cupboard is how you roll and where falling asleep whilst stargazing on the lawn is a nightly treat.
All this and more waits for you here at Le Jardin Villa in the Devon Valley of Stellenbosch.
We want you to inhabit every inch of our space and make yourself at home – whether it’s dinner in the glasshouse, card games on the verandah late at night, sundowners on the floating deck at the dam or a picnic in the garden – make every moment of your time at Le Jardin an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of life.
Fun on the Lawn
Embrace your inner child and laugh your way through an afternoon of lawn games with your family. You are welcome to ask for our options of activities for children and parents alike as we are certain our selection will have something for everyone, whether its croquet or boules, Le Grand Jardin cultivates a joyous environment that encourages fun and games.
Our Adventurous Trail
For the future explorers, we also have our exciting Alice in Wonderland journey around the dam—with the option to dress up and enjoy the theatrics of the storybook trail! The exploration can finish with a Mad Hatters Tea Party to truly finish the narrative of fun, we also offer the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch rosé for the parents to indulge in.
The Joy of Nature
A wonderful opportunity for family bonding arises in our family yoga session that can be enjoyed on the grass together, enhancing the reconnection with nature and one another. Follow this with some wild swimming in our eco pool and a relaxing steam or time in the jacuzzi to truly unwind, allowing the sunlight to brighten your time together. Our zipline is also there for the brave hearted and those desiring to soar above the ground.
Share in a Cooking Experience
One of the best ways to spend time together is over the beauty of food, which is why we propose an opportunity for you to find your inner Master Chef and bond over a family cooking experience under the guidance of our resident chef. She will assist your creation of a meal you can indulge in together. For this activity, we suggest a maximum of six people so as to better involve everyone.
A popular alternative is our evening of pizza making using our wood fired pizza oven, which encourages everyone can get involved in making Italian style pizzas. Round off the night with an outdoor movie in our expansive gardens under the sparkling stars. Even better is the opportunity to include the delicacy of gelato from our vintage ice cream trolley, available throughout the day.