Cape Town’s Best Picnic Experiences You Should Splurge On

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Nothing says summer like treating yourself to a picnic basket filled with delicious treats, while admiring lush landscapes and spectacular views. We’ve put together a list of some of the best experiences that you should try ASAP!

Some Cape Town attractions make picnicking easy with tailor-made baskets tailored to your dietary needs. Some of these places include:


In Spier, you can relax under the century-old oak trees or make yourself comfortable on the grassy banks of the dam at the Riverside picnic area. Seasonally inspired picnics are created with farm or locally sourced ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian and children’s options are available. You can also pack your own picnic at the Farm Café, which offers a variety of freshly prepared takeaway options to enjoy outdoors at your favorite spot.

To secure your picnic basket, please place your order 24 hours in advance on Restoration plan.

Location: R310, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
Price: From R395 (for two people).
Contact: Call: 021 809 1100


Spend the day relaxing at one of Cape Town’s oldest wineries while enjoying a delicious picnic prepared at the charcuterie. Find a spot on Hazendal’s shady lawns or next to their picturesque wetlands and enjoy sumptuous delights including artisan bread with hummus and a selection of cold cuts. Accompany your delicacies with some of the estate’s best wines.

Hazendal picnics are available from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Advance reservations (24 hours in advance) are essential.

Location: Bottelary Road, new entrance from Ronelle Street via Kruis St, Stellenbosch
Price: From R385 per adult and R250 per child, each basket designed for two guests (R770).
Contact: Visit:

picnic spot


Between September and April, Cavalli welcomes families and friends to its beautifully manicured garden overlooking the vineyards and the Helderberg mountain range. Enjoy limited gourmet picnics, including dishes like crispy cereal salad with peas and mint, trout pâté and sesame-ginger chicken sosaties. The menu can be customized to meet dietary needs. Please note that a limited number of picnics are available and a 24-hour advance reservation is required.

Location: Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town
Price: 650 R per basket (for 2 people).
Contact: E-mail: Or call: 021 855 3218

Simon’s in Groot Constantia

Picnic under the famous Simon willow with their famous picnic baskets. The baskets contain a selection of pâtés and dips, baguettes, savory and home-cooked cold meats, salads, local cheeses, biscuits and jams and a dessert.

Vegetarian and halal-friendly baskets are also available on request. Add a bottle or two of Groot Constantia’s award-winning wines and you’ll have the perfect afternoon. Picnics must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

Location: Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
Price: All baskets are available in single (R290) or double (R550) versions. A children’s basket costs R195.00

Moyo in Kirstenbosch

Admire some of the most striking views at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, considered one of the largest botanical gardens in the world.

Moyo in Kirstenbosch offers three picnic options: the Simple, Vegetarian Picnic and the Picnic for 2, each offering delicious sides like spiced chickpeas, vegan bowls, sandwiches and a chocolate dessert. The picnic for 2 includes cheese and charcuterie platters.

The baskets, which are halaal, can only be reserved online at

Location: Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Price: From R295 (for simple and vegetarian options) and R650 (for the picnic for 2 options)
Contact: Call 021 762 9585 or visit

Cape Point Vineyards

Recognized as one of the city’s finest winery picnic experiences, Cape Point Vineyards offers some of the most enchanting views. The Vineyards offer a picnic arrangement including picnic blankets and prism-shaped pillows, creating an ideal setting to relax and immerse yourself in the magnificent views of the sea, mountains and vineyards. Menu options include butternut and lentil meatballs with wild mushroom pâté, 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 Road, Noordhoek
Price: Picnic baskets are designed for two people, but single baskets can be arranged on request for R350 and R400 per vegan basket.
Contact: Visit

picnic in the Cape Point vineyards

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