Get close to nature and the Cape’s natural beauty to make the most of perfect summer weather. Discover some of the best picnic spots in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.
“Men and women today do not spend whole days at the dining table and ten-course meals have disappeared. But more than ever before, food, through the choice of dishes and their preparation, forms an integral part of life and remains the natural expression of conviviality.” ~ Vergelegen
Most Cape wineries offer ready packed, gourmet picnic lunches to be ordered a day or so in advance, which can be enjoyed on their premises:
Relax in the shade of old oak trees with a picnic at Allée Bleue and enjoy live music on Sundays. This beautiful farm is also situated between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Le Pique Nique with dramatic mountains as your backdrop on the rolling lawns. Boschendal lies between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill
Cosecha, Spanish for “harvest”, serves delectable Latin-inspired picnics on the lawn at Noble Hill Wine Estate in Franschhoek.
Delheim Riverside Picnics
Find your serene spot under the oaks on the lush lawns on the Delheim wine farm, just outside Stellenbosch, while enjoying the sounds of the flowing Klip River and abundant bird life.
Summer days are made for lazy days on the lawn with a basket full of delicious eats, a bottle of Hartenberg wine and fun games on this farm outside Stellenbosch.
Grab a picnic rug at the Remhoogte wine farm, also just outside Stellenbosch, and relax under the trees, or enjoy your picnic at a table on one of the verandas.
Another beautiful picnic spot can be found at Rhebokskloof near Paarl.
Solms-Delta near Franschhoek has scrumptious farm picnics available, to be enjoyed on a large grassy lawn, a sandy river bank spot or a shady spot overlooking the farm dam.
Enjoy the lakeside atmosphere at Spier Estate while tucking into your carefully prepared picnic basket. Save some bread for the ducks!
With its 300-plus year heritage, Vergelegen in Somerset West has a mystic Camphor Forest where it hosts its dreamy “white tablecloth” picnics.
With various picnic areas, Warwick wine farm also just outside Stellenbosch makes sure picnickers are spoilt for choice.
This Kuils River wine estate offers a variety of picnic options to enjoy on their tree-shaded lawns sloping down to the lake. At Zevenwacht you can even pre-book a braai basket and cook your own meal over vine wood fires.
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