Perfect picnics in Cape Town

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 basket filled with eats like bobotie wraps, vegetable quiche, charcuterie selection, freshly baked ciabatta, marinated olives, cheese and a chocolate brownie with seasonal berries for R200 per person. From R395 you can get a picnic basket for two. Book in advance to enjoy a picnic with panoramic views.

One of the three picnic areas at Cape Point Vineyards

One of the three picnic areas at Cape Point Vineyards. Photo supplied.

Cellars-Hohenhort (Constantia)

The scenic picnics at Cellars-Hohenhort offer three options to choose from for the ultimate picnic experience. For between R185 and R285 per person, enjoy a variety of tapas, freshly baked ciabatta and classic carrot cake.

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 R130 per person. Or a try out a vegan delight picnic for R235 per person.

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.

Kirstenbosch Tea Room offers delicious picnic baskets

Kirstenbosch Tea Room offers delicious picnic baskets. Photo supplied.

The Picnic Company & Mustard Catering (City Bowl and surrounds)

The Picnic Company & Mustard Catering prepares and delivers delicious picnic baskets from its vast range of different picnic options. Some options include the Back To Basics picnic (R115 per person), The Brunch Box (R575 per person), the Viva le Vegan Picnic  (R320 per person), and a Best of Cape Town Picnic (R375 per person). They create custom picnics and picnic platters for any occasion.

Simon’s at Groot Constantia (Constantia)

Find a spot on the lawns or at 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 include a selection of pâtés and dips, local cheeses, a baguette, cured and home-cooked cold cuts, classic coronation chicken salad and potato salad with mustard mayo, all for R395 for a basket for two (R220 for a single basket). Vegetarian, children’s and halaal menus are also available.

A picnic spread at Simon's at Groot Constantia.

A picnic spread at Simon’s at Groot Constantia. Photo supplied.

Skotnes Restaurant & Bar at the Norval Foundation (Steenberg)

Enjoy tranquil lush picnics in a stunning artsy setting with mountain views. Feast on all the picnic standards like freshly baked quiches, a cheese selection or seasonal sweet tartlets for R295 per person (R95 for a kiddies basket). Pre-booking is essential.

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It’s picnic time again! Grab your summer hats, put on your sunglasses and get ready for a delicious day in the sun. Picnic hampers at The Skotnes are a curated selection of the best local food and recipes. We take only a few bookings per day, to ensure an intimate and relaxing experience. The price includes admission to Norval Foundation’s museum and gallery spaces as well! So, expect to find baskets brimming with fresh, local and seasonal produce – and a range of desserts made by our in-house pastry chef. Click @theskotnes_at_norvalfoundation and hit the link in our bio to view the menu and book online now #capetown #picnic #eatout #eatfresh #NorvalFoundation

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Twelve Apostles (Camps Bay)

The romantic picnic spot for two at Twelve Apostles comes with breath-taking 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 R2950.

The luxurious picnic at Twelve Apostles

The luxurious picnic at Twelve Apostles. Photo supplied.

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