Activities for the kids in pastoral Constantia
The Last Word Intimate Hotels are proud members of Preferred Hotels and Resorts which are Preferred Family Certified. This means that we cater exclusively for all ages throughout the year and offer family oriented service and family friendly facilities on all three of our luxury Cape Town properties.
Little Stream Tea Garden and Restaurant
Klein Constantia Road
Located a mere 3km from The Last Word Constantia, down Klein Constantia Road and bordering Klein and Groot Constantia wine estates, Little Stream Tea Garden and Restaurant is the perfect daytime indulgence for a family on holiday.
It’s evergreen, sunlit lawns extend to a bubbling brook and oak tree swings and are littered with umbrellas, tables and chairs where you and your loved ones can enjoy al fresco dining of the most wholesome kind. From three egg omelettes and generous portions of eggs benedict, the menu smells and tastes like fine home cooking. For lunch, you can try a local ostrich bobotie, grilled chicken salad or salmon salad and for the growing boys, the delicious mammoth burger known as Ken’s Burger and chips.
Get in touch and book an afternoon’s peace at Little Stream.Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town +27 (0)21 794 3413 www.ymcacapetown.org.za/little-stream/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A hike to remember
Described as an easy walk with spectacular and rewarding views at its peak, the Constantia Nek hike is a perfect bout of light exercise for the whole family. Starting on the forestry Constantia Nek Road with a marked entrance to the trail, the walk will take you around two dams that were built over 100 years ago named the Woodhead and Heli Hutchinson Dams. A running stream will be approached, beneath a small bridge in the rainy winter months and a hidden fountain just fifteen minutes further up. You can enjoy a light picnic lunch at the top near the dams and meander home upon a gentle decline to the car park.
The Bike Park
Open seven days a week from 8:30 to 18:30, this awesome little track at Constantia Uitsig wine estate is a largely hidden adventure gem in the Constantia Valley. Launched at the beginning of 2015, the park undergoes constant updates to keep it safe, child friendly and adventurous enough for those serious bikers who’d like to spray some dirt.
Tapas and kiddies' meals at Peddlars & Co
Graciales and The Oak Terrace
Our official restaurant, just behind The Last Word Constantia, is an old favourite with a new idea. Now you can enjoy the best of four restaurants under one roof at Peddlars & Co. Volare Fine Food offers contemporary dining with a twist, the Local is the timeworn favourite for sports fans, craft beer drinkers and burger lovers alike while the Oak Terrace offers exquisite al fresco dining comprised of beautiful green salads and wholesome homemade lunches. The best place for family at Peddlars & Co is Graciales, social sharing where contemporary Spanish tapas meet exciting cocktails, cooldrinks and wines with flare and flavour.
For the kids
Zip lining in Constantia
“Acrobranch is a treetop experience dedicated to offering children and adults alike a unique adventure as they move from tree to tree in lush, green forests,” claim the owners of Acrobranch Constantia. Comprised of various obstacle courses that range from children’s level to more adventurous teenagers and adults, this is an activity worth investing in and is guaranteed fun for the whole family on holiday (weather permitting). We can book this awesome Constantia activity for you from The Last Word’s reception.
Explore Tokai Forest
Photograph, walk, run and picnic
While Acrobranch is located in the gorgeous Constantia Nek forest, the sublime Tokai forest is a little closer to home at The Last Word Constantia and offers exquisite picnicking opportunities, friendly running, walking, cycling and horse riding trails and beautiful family photographing opportunities.
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch Gardens is a remarkable sight for all who visit the national reserve. Inspired by the winding skeleton of the boomslang (tree snake) this aerial bridge winds its way artfully through the Kirstenbosch arboretum and offers spectacular views and surprising free motion as you walk along it. It’s essentially a low maintenance, low impact sculptural raised walkway which takes advantage of the greenest Cape Town treetops in the winter months.