Nothing says Summer quite like indulging in a picnic basket topped with delicious treats, while taking in lush landscapes and dramatic views – we’ve curated a list of some of best experiences you should try asap!
Some Cape Town attractions make picnicking easy with bespoke baskets catered to your dietary requirements. Some of these spots include:
At Spier, you can relax under the ancient oaks or make yourself comfortable on the grassy banks of the dam at the Riverside picnic area. The seasonally inspired picnics are created with ingredients from the farm or sourced locally. Vegan, vegetarian, and children’s options are available. You can also assemble your own picnic at the Farm Café, which offers a variety of freshly prepared to-go options to enjoy al fresco in your favorite spot.
To secure your picnic basket, please place your order 24 hours in advance on Dineplan.
Location: R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch
Price: Starting from R395 (for two people).
Contact: Call: 021 809 1100
Spend the day relaxing at one of the Cape’s oldest wine estates while enjoying a delicious picnic prepared at the deli. Find a spot on Hazendal’s shaded lawns or beside their scenic wetlands, and savour sumptuous delights, including artisan bread with hummus and a selection of cold meats. Pair your treats with some of the estate’s finest wines.
Hazendal Picnics are available from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 1 pm. Advance bookings (24 hours ahead) are essential.
Location: Bottelary Road, New entrance from Ronelle Street via Kruis St, Stellenbosch
Price: Starting from R385 per adult and R250 per child, with each basket designed for two guests (R770).
Contact: Visit: www.hazendal.co.za
Between September and April, Cavalli welcomes families and friends to their beautifully manicured garden overlooking the vineyards and Helderberg mountain range. Enjoy the limited gourmet picnics, featuring dishes like crispy grain salad with peas and mint, trout pâté, and fired sesame and ginger chicken sosaties. The menu can be customised to accommodate dietary needs. Please note that a limited number of picnics are available, and a 24-hour advance booking is required.
Location: Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town
Price: R650 per basket (serves 2 people).
Contact: Email: email@example.com or call: 021 855 3218
Simon’s at Groot Constantia
Picnic under Simon’s famous willow tree with their famous picnic baskets. Baskets contain a selection of pâtés and dips, baguette, cured and home cooked cold cuts, salads, local cheese, biscuits and preserves, and dessert.
Vegetarian and halal-friendly baskets are also available on request. Add a bottle or two of the award-winning Groot Constantia wines and you’ve got yourself a perfect afternoon. Picnics need to be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Location: Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
Price: All Baskets are available as a single (R290) or a double (R550). A children’s basket cost R195.00
Moyo at Kirstenbosch
Appreciate some of the most striking views at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hailed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.
Moyo at Kirstenbosch offers three picnic options: the single, vegetarian, and picnic for 2, each offering delicious accompaniments like spiced chickpeas, vegan bowls, sandwiches, and a chocolate dessert. The picnic for 2 includes cheese and deli platters.
The baskets, which are halaal, can only be booked online at moyo.co.za
Location: Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Price: Starting at R295 (for single and vegetarian options) and R650 (for the picnic for 2 option)
Contact: Call 021 762 9585 or visit moyo.co.za
Cape Point Vineyards
Recognised as one of the finest vineyard picnic experiences in the city, Cape Point Vineyards offers some of the most enchanting views. The vineyards provide a picnic arrangement that includes picnic blankets and prism-shaped pillows, creating an ideal setting to relax and immerse oneself in the gorgeous sea, mountain, and vineyard vistas. Menu options encompass butternut and lentil balls with wild mushroom pate, salmon trout and cream cheese bagels, and dark chocolate tart adorned with seasonal fruit. Vegan picnic baskets can also be arranged upon request.
Location: Silvermine Rd, Noordhoek
Price: The picnic baskets are designed for two guests, but single baskets can be arranged upon request for R350 and R400 per vegan basket.
Contact: Visit cpv.co.za/
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