Avontuur Fillies Guineas a great day out!

Over the years the Avontuur Estate Gr 1 Fillies Guineas Race Day, which takes place this year on Saturday, 6 December,  has become known for its combination of glitz and glamour, family-friendly FREE activities and South Africa’s fastest fillies showing off their talents on the track.

With its prize money of R1 000 000 the main race itself is guaranteed to attract the best, and the Gr 2 Southern Cross Stakes and the listed Val de Ra Southeaster Sprint, just adds to the racing excitement.

VIP guests, corporates and lovers of racing book tables in the 4th floor air conditioned Peninsula Room which has a wonderful view of the winning posts and winner’s circle to check out the action from above.  In addition guests are treated to great food, Avontuur wine, a cash bar, themed decor, a barista service, artisinal cheese display and this year, a “create-your-own” ice cream parlour too!  At R450 pp this is the perfect way to spend a day at the races. Bookings can be made with Moerieda Carolus at +27 21 855-3450 or info@avontuurestate.co.za.

The menu looks yummy!


SMOKED FRANSCHHOEK SALMON, Served with traditional condiments
CALAMARI & OCTOPUS SALAD, Marinated in soya, coriander and chili
FRESH ASPARAGUS, With herb aioli
BUFFALLO MOZZARELLA CAPRESE, With chiffonade of fresh basil
SWEET MELON, Lemon & Mint dressing


OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS, With a Saffron cream sauce
GRILLED MARINATED BEEF MEDALLIONS, Wild mushroom & Cabernet creamed sauce
ROAST KASSLER RIB, Honey & Mustard Glaze
TUSCAN FISH FILLET, Tomato, olives, soft onions & sweet bell peppers
RAVIOLI, Spinach & Ricotta in homemade tomato sauce
BAKED BABY POTATOES, Tossed in herbs, Maldon salt & Butter

On the lawns under the shady trees, locals and families enjoy the sunshine, the free kiddies entertainment, music, various food trucks, a craft beer outlet, the Avontuur Wine Bar and lots more.  Entry is free and gates open at 12h30.

Fillies Guineas guests enjoying the outdoors

Fillies Guineas guests enjoying the outdoors

This year, combine your racing with doing good by booking for the Somerset Room @R350 pp which will benefit the highly respected Peninsula Schools Feeding Association by contacting dianehayden@mweb.co.za for more info.