Make your way to these picturesque places for great gourmet picnics in and around Cape Town.
Cape Point Vineyards (Noordhoek)
Cape Point Vineyards offers guests the choice between a family picnic area close to the jungle gym, a mid-level picnic area with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain, or a romantic picnic at the dam that’s away from the crowd. The picnic set-up includes picnic blankets, prism pillows and a picnic basket filled with eats like bobotie wraps, curried chicken and grape salad, sweet potato and corn salad, seasonal vegetable quiche, freshly baked ciabatta, marinated olives, fish pâté, cheese and a chocolate brownie for R200 per person.
Dial-a-picnic (City and Surrounds)
Dial-a-picnic has a wide variety of picnic options available for any occasion. They have you covered from baby and bridal showers to high teas and corporate picnics. Other picnic options include the Titbit picnic with smoked chicken, boerenkaas, preserved figs and salad greens on a ciabatta roll, mixed dried fruit, crisps, Lindt chocolate truffles and a juice box for R125 per person. Else go for the high tea picnic, which features a selection of finger sandwiches plus sweet and savoury treats for R290 per person.
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Kirstenbosch Tea Room (Newlands)
Pre-order a picnic basket from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room for R250 and enjoy the sunshine and amazing views from your spot on the expansive lush lawns. The basket includes a salad and a sandwich of your choice, dessert and a drink. Salad options include a house mixed salad, Mexican spicy grilled chicken and avo salad, and a Japanese-inspired veggie-and-quinoa salad.
The Picnic Company (City Bowl and Surrounds)
The Picnic Company prepares and delivers delicious picnic baskets from its range of 21 different picnic options. The options include the Filler Upper picnic for one (R100), the special moments picnic for two (R575), the party pack picnic for kids (R145), and a PC Boardroom lunch platter (R1100). They also create custom picnics according to your particular needs.
Simon’s at Groot Constantia (Constantia)
Find a spot on the lawns or sit on the chairs and tables, taking in the amazing views as you enjoy the delectable treats from the Simon’s picnic menu. Highlights from the basket-for-two menu includes a selection of pâtés and dips, local cheeses, a baguette, cured and home-cooked cold cuts, classic coronation chicken salad, potato salad with mustard mayo, green salad, biscuits, preserves and desserts, all for R395. Vegetarian, children’s and halaal menus are also available.
Twelve Apostles (Camps Bay)
The romantic picnic spot for two at Twelve Apostles comes with breathtaking views of Table Mountain and panoramic views of the sea. The package includes a picnic basket packed with delectable treats and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial champagne for R2750.
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