When I think of summer holidays, I think of sunny days at the beach and late, balmy nights, sipping cocktails next to the pool. But the reality is that with both the girls attending private school from next year, the money for a summer holiday needed to be spent on school fees and school uniforms.

So we stayed in Jozi these holidays.

And we’ve had house guests and the weather hasn’t been the best. So in a nutshell, I’ve been bored and with house guests I started having cabin fever.

Then I read about The Black Horse Brewery….

Nestled in the Magaliesburg, it’s a bit 50 minute drive from our home in Randburg, but OH MY, it was worth the drive!

It is magnificent!

Best of all, it’s totally family friendly with a kids play area for the little ones, a trampoline, swimming pool and large open spaces for slightly older kids! 

The Black Horse Brewery is named after their resident Friesian horses, who live in the stables next to the kitchen and graze in the fields just off the beautiful gardens, surrounded by pear trees and the local monkeys. My children had the best time meeting the horses and adventuring through the beautiful gardens.

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinners.

A simple menu of fresh produce and grassfed meats are on offer as well as a kiddies menu. There is also a wide selection of reasonably priced craft beer on tap and if you’re not a beer drinker, make sure you try their alcoholic ginger ale, it’s divine!

When you’re done sampling all the beers and filling your belly with the simple yet delicious foods, make sure you take a stroll through their gift shop and beautiful gardens!

Just one word of advice for this amazing spot, make sure you book first. It’s incredibly popular and was busy when we were there, we saw plenty of people being turned away who didn’t have reservations!

Fore more information on The Black Horse Brewery, visit their website here: 


Disclaimer – this is NOT a sponsored post, we visited out of our own and paid for ourselves, I just thought it was such an amazing experience that I wanted to tell you all about it!