The 20 Best Picnics in Cape Town + The Winelands

Picnic Spots

There’s no shortage of magnificent places to eat out(side) in Cape Town.

Nothing says “summertime and the living is easy” quite like an alfresco meal. Fortunately, we live in a city that’s blessed with a dreamy climate and spectacular natural beauty, so throwing down a blanket and unpacking a hamper is as easy as pie.

Talking of pies… few things compare to the thrill of unwrapping lovingly packed nibbles, and clinking a chilled glass of wine, as you stretch out under a tree with a bunch of friends.

And if you’re looking for ease, convenience and gourmet eats, you’re in luck. Many of our wine farms offer ready-packed picnic hampers full of delicious goodies, cushions and blankets set up on lawns, or in secluded picnic pods. So all you have to do is call (a day or two ahead), book your spot, and pitch up on the day.

Which are your favourites? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Find a picnic spot in these areas

Cape Town
The Winelands

Cape Point Vineyards

Picnic Spots: Cape Point Vineyards

The setting With beautiful views of Noordhoek beach, hectares of fynbos and vineyards, the setting of this award-winning winery is hard to beat. There are three picnic spots to choose from: the secluded area next to the dam (no kids allowed), ideal for romantic picnics; the family area (plenty of shade, and easy access to the jungle gym); or the mid-level picnic lawns (ideal for larger groups, with unhindered ocean views). Vegetarian and vegan baskets are available and children can order off the kids’ menu.
What’s in the basket

  • Mastro Dario coppa, roast beef pastrami, Hickory Farm smoked ham, and truffle salami
  • Wineland Brie, chevin, Mooivallei mature cheddar, Indezi River Kwaito smoked cheese
  • seasonal fruits, gooseberry and ginger marmalade
  • ciabatta, melba toast, honey and mustard dip, herbed butter
  • Mediterranean roast veg couscous salad with harissa dressing
  • smoked-chicken mayo with rocket on farm-style bread
  • sauvignon blanc-poached apple and raspberries, fudge oat crumble
  • 330ml bottle of still water

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
Cost R598 for two
R320 for one
R648 (vegan basket for two)
R339 (vegan basket for one)
Contact 027 789 0900,
Where to find it Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
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Picnic Spots: Buitenverwachting

The setting This historic wine estate makes an easy escape for summer picnic relaxation. It’s close to the city yet feels like a hidden farm in the country, with the road taking you through sprawling vineyards, and around a paddock where horses and cows graze peacefully. The wide lawns are shaded by 250-year-old trees, chickens run free, and there is a wide choice of picnic platters to choose from at the wine-tasting room, so you can enjoy a full-on feast or a simple snack. And with the deli and coffee shop close by, it’s easy to add on extra baked treats as the afternoon meanders by.
What’s on the Harvest platter

  • artisanal baguette and butter
  • Camembert, Emmentaler, chevin
  • German salami, serrano ham and coppa
  • marinated olives, peppadew pâté
  • crudités with hummus
  • pickles
  • olives, sundried tomato feta and olive tapenade, peppadew chutney
  • droëwors
  • seasonal fruit
  • salted crackers
  • roasted almonds + Turkish apricots
  • chocolate brownie

Good to know Bring your own picnic blankets and camp chairs. Platters on the lawn are first come, first served. Advance booking is only required for tables. Vegetarian options are available, and a vegan option can be requested in advance.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 11am – 3pm
Cost R420 (Harvest platter for two)
R240 (cheese board for two)
R180 (bread and pâtés for two)
Contact 021 794 5190,
Where to find it 37 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia
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Chardonnay Deli at Uitsig

Picnic Spots: Chardonnay Deli Uitsig

The setting Chardonnay Deli is opening a brand new sister deli at Constantia Uitsig in November 2023 and this glorious wine farm setting with its mountain backdrop (only a stone’s throw from the city) is perfect for picnics. Charmaine Lilje’s dream deli (the original opened at High Constantia in 2014) is already famous for her uncomplicated but excellent, easy-going food and the picnics are no exception, celebrating local produce in simple and affordable style.
What’s in the Crowd Favourite basket

  • three local charcuterie meats
  • four local cheeses
  • pâté
  • preserves
  • pickles
  • olives
  • baguette
  • crackers
  • koeksisters

Good to know Opens 14 November 2023
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 7am – 6pm
Cost R495 (Crowd Favourite for two)
R395 (Cheese Board for two)
R395 (The Other One – vegan platter for two)
Contact 021 065 1880,
Where to find it Constantia Uitsig Wine Farm, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia
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Picnic Spots: Fynkos

The setting Kirstenbosch has to be the ultimate Cape Town picnic spot, with its mountain streams, sloping lawns and endless network of intriguing paths, twisty trees, sculptures and, of course, stunning indigenous plants. If you don’t want the hassle of shopping and making your own, pick up a freshly prepared finger-food picnic from the Fynkos Tea Room at Gate 2, and wander at will until you find the prettiest or most secluded spot to spread your picnic blanket.
What’s in the basket

  • chicken nuggets with bbq mayo
  • 2 meatballs
  • rare roast sirloin with pickled cucumbers
  • chilli poppers and falafel
  • spinach and feta quiche
  • hummus and guacamole
  • home-dried tomato, feta and olives
  • salad with cheddar cheese
  • homemade wholewheat bread
  • two mini pitas
  • kettle-fried crisps
  • cheesecake petit four
  • chocolate fudge cake petit four
  • carrot cake petit four
  • a nonalcoholic drink of your choice

Good to know Order online at least 24 hours ahead, or your picnic can be prepared while you wait on the day. Vegetarian option available. Bring your own blanket.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Cost R320 per person
Contact 074 142 1100,
Where to find it Gate 2, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
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Protea Picnics

Picnic Spots: Protea Picnics

The setting You choose! Perhaps Kirstenbosch, Llandudno beach, your own garden… The lovely thing is that you get to choose what’s in your hamper from a list of options, which is packed for collection or delivery in a sturdy personalised paper bag and biodegradable packaging. There are six to 10 options in each of four savoury categories, including vegan dishes, and you choose one from each menu. Generous portions of mains, such as seared ostrich, tender calamari, or Thai fish curry make a picnic into a feast, along with salads such as Asian noodle, potato, or bulgar wheat with mushrooms, baby spinach, walnuts and tahini dressing, plus bread, dips and pastries. Finish off with something sweet: a champagne cupcake or vegan baklava.
What’s in the basket

  • homemade wholewheat bread with dip or paté
  • a quiche or pastry
  • a substantial salad
  • a generous main dish
  • something sweet

Good to know Order at least 48 hours in advance. Minimum order: two people.
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, 9am – 12pm
Sunday, 9am –10am
Cost R325 per person
Contact 083 504 2342,
Where to find it 22 Gordon Road, Hout Bay for collection, or free delivery within 20km
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Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Picnic Spots: Twelve Apostles

The setting The glorious fynbos gardens of the Twelve Apostles are networked with trails leading onto the mountainside and to stunning viewpoints such as a private picnic spot at Stanley’s Rock between mountain and ocean, where you might even spot whales and dolphins frolicking in the distance. There are plenty more secluded spots hidden away in the gardens too, and a variety of picnic options, from pure luxury ever upwards to the push-the-boat-out proposal picnic (you can even add on a helicopter flight). The gourmet picnics are beautifully presented in handmade baskets.
What’s in the Luxury Picnic basket

  • pastrami and aged cheddar cocktail baguettes
  • roast vegetable couscous salad with hummus jar
  • Cape Malay chicken mayo roti wrap
  • 12A garden vegetable salad with herb dressing
  • smoked salmon grissini stick and chive crème fraiche
  • homemade petits fours (fudge clusters or truffles)
  • fruit salad jar with fynbos honey and Bulgarian yoghurt
  • goat’s cheese, onion marmalade and seed crackers
  • two 300ml bottles of still and sparkling water

Good to know Picnics must be booked 72 hours in advance. Vegetarian picnic hampers are also available. Bring walking shoes and sun hats as you’re likely to be lured to explore the mountain trails.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm (last picnic collection time)
Cost R1 695 (Luxury Picnic for 2)
R4 440 (Signature 12A Picnic for 2, includes a bottle of Moët & Chandon)
R6 900 (Picnic Proposal for 2, includes a bottle of Moët & Chandon, a large bunch of red roses and exclusive use of the romantic Fynbos Gazebo)
Contact 021 437 9029,
Where to find it Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
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Mount Nelson

The setting In the heart of Cape Town, this iconic five-star hotel is a tranquil oasis whose effortless elegance leaves an impression on all who visit it. And while the property is possibly best known for its sumptuous high teas, its beautifully maintained garden is a destination in itself (and never fails to elicit oohs and aahs from anyone who has spent time here). Relax on a blanket in a discreet, shaded spot on the lawns by the fountain and soak up the old-world ambience.
What’s in the basket

  • droewors
  • roasted nuts
  • green and black Mission olives
  • house-baked breads
  • crudités with dips
  • Neil Jewell charcuterie, salami and saucisson
  • soy-cured salmon with pickled brinjal
  • Greek salad
  • cucumber, fennel and cream cheese finger sandwich
  • roast baby marrow, fior di latte and tapenade finger sandwich
  • roast Williston lamb, pea and mint finger sandwich
  • free range chicken and apricot sosatie
  • lamb frikadelle with Dijon mustard
  • South African cheese selection
  • freshly baked scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream
  • summer berry compote, crushed meringue and crème chantilly

Good to know Picnics available from November 2023. Order 48 hours in advance, as space is limited.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 1pm (basket collections)
Cost R550 (garden picnic for one)
R350 (child under 12)
Contact 021 483 1000,
Where to find it 76 Orange Street, Gardens
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Picnic Spots: Jordan Wine Estate

The setting The Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch hosts a truly gourmet picnic amid majestic scenery. Eight individually named private picnic pods (seating two to eight people each) are set in secluded shaded spots around the dam with gorgeous valley views. All set up with blankets, cushions, an ice bucket and picnic baskets for two, the pod is yours for the day to stretch out, relax, soak up the scenery, listen to birdsong, and enjoy a basket overflowing with fresh goods from The Cellar Door at Jordan. And you don’t have to move a muscle – your waiter brings drinks and coffee orders to your pod.
What’s in the basket

  •  wood-fired focaccia, gratinated brioche and Cape seed loaf baked in-house·
  • locally produced cheeses such as Dalewood Camembert, Brie, Klein River Stanford and De Pekelaar Boerenkaas
  • charcuterie such as Parma ham and biltong
  • creamy fish paté
  • Jordan estate pickled olives
  • homemade preserves, spiced apple chutney, curried baba ganoush and whipped butter·
  • beetroot, feta and mojo marinated free-range chicken tart topped with fragrant red onion pickle and sesame seeds
  • green garden salad with orange, parmesan, walnuts, cranberries and poppy seed dressing
  • something sweet

Good to know Booking is required at least 48 hours ahead. Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are available by prior arrangement. Menu is subject to change.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12.30pm – 4pm (all-year-round)
Cost R625 for two (regular and vegetarian)
R725 for two (vegan/gluten-free)
R169 for a kid’s basket
Contact 021 881 3441,
Where to find it Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Vlottenberg, Stellenbosch
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Quoin Rock Wine Estate

Quoin Rock

The setting On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, Quoin Rock Wine Estate is a serene sanctuary with lush gardens sprinkled with mystical sculptures. Eight custom-built picnic pods, spaced 10 metres apart, are where picnickers can enjoy a feast of gourmet picnic dishes (vegan and vegetarian hampers are as well-stocked) on proper crockery. Yes, everything in your basket is marvellously plastic-free. And, you can call your waitron on a walkie talkie if you need a top up!
What’s in the basket

  • freshly baked baguette
  • springbok tartare, Namysto sweet wine butter, and cashew pesto
  • Jewell’s bresaola, salami and ham
  • Belnori chevre and Langbaken Karoo Sunset cheeses
  • Caprese salad with burrata, charred exotic tomatoes, basil dressing and deep-fried garlic
  • roasted harissa and honey vegetables
  • grilled polenta with smoke trout and cajun sauce
  • smoked pulled beef shin with miso sauce and Quoin Rock red blend jus
  • lemon and ginger posset
  • unlimited still and sparkling water

Good to know The vegan, vegetarian and kid’s baskets are as well-stocked, too. A deposit will secure your booking. Quoin Rock recently launched three new gazebos for events and functions – two can accommodate up to 100 people; the third is an outdoor bar counter, where guests can order cocktails and wine.
Opening times Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm (collection until 2pm)
Cost R400 per person
R180 for a kid’s basket (children 3 – 12 years)
Contact 021 888 4740,
Where to find it Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
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Picnic Spots: Cavalli

The setting Beautiful indigenous gardens and manicured lawns with wide mountain views are the setting for the gourmet picnic offering at this stylish estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. As with its green-star-rated restaurant headed by chef Lucas Carstens, the focus in the picnic basket is on local sustainable ingredients, many of which are grown in the estate’s organic vegetable garden.Traditional picnic baskets with all your crockery and cutlery give an air of luxury to this alfresco feast.
What’s in the basket

  • seed loaf with whipped herb butter
  • spiced nuts
  • smoked Stanford cheese, pickled grapes, crisps
  • fired sesame and ginger chicken sosaties
  • quiche au fromage
  • trout pâté, gherkin, lavash
  • crispy grain salad with peas and mint
  • Cavalli garden salad, herb vinaigrette
  • Basque-style cheesecake
  • lemon madeleines

Good to know Booking at least 24 hours in advance is essential.
Collection times Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 2pm
Cost R650 for two
Contact 021 855 3218,
Where to find it Cavalli Estate, R44 (Strand Road), Somerset West
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Picnic Spots: Spier

The setting Founded in 1692, this family-friendly farm is a delight to explore, with wide lawns in the historic werf, old oaks, boulders, a dam and stream making for ideal spots to throw down your blanket. Find a spot near the Elemental Play Garden for kids to explore at will, or near the craft market where hands-on making activities will keep them busy. Seasonal and sustainably sourced produce is a given and there’s a plant-based option, too.
What’s in the basket

  • selection of cheeses
  • Moroccan chicken
  • Vadas baguette
  • Abalobi fish pâté
  • assortment of Megan’s vegetables
  • Vadas pasteis de nata

Good to know Picnic collection is between 12pm and 2pm and picnic baskets need to be returned by 4.30pm. Book at least 24 hours in advance. Beverages can be ordered from the Spier Farm Café, where you can also build your own picnic if you haven’t booked a basket.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 4.30pm (including public holidays)
Cost R395 per person
R180 for a kid’s basket
Contact 021 809 1159,
Where to find it Spier Wine Estate, R310, Stellenbosch
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Picnic Spots: Warwick Wine Estate

The setting At this picturesque Stellenbosch winery, you can choose to picnic under an umbrella beside the dam – and be served the estate’s delicious nectar by your own waitron as you recline on beanbags! Or enjoy the fine contents of your gourmet basket in one of the specially designed picnic pods. The dressed up salads are on point; the breads, herbed butters and pâtés, delicious. Accompany them with the estate’s award-winning wines and embrace summer.
What’s in the basket

  • rustic baguette and olive ciabatta
  • Warwick biltong pâté
  • smoked Cape snoek pâté
  • cream cheese, basil pesto and sweet chilli sauce jar
  • hummus with chilli oil and za’atar
  • orzo pasta salad with roast peppers and red onions
  • maple syrup roast chicken and toasted sweetcorn salad with avo, feta and chipotle
  • sirloin steak rolls with mustard and horseradish aioli, pickled onions and rocket
  • chimichurri bocconcini mozzarella
  • lemon blondie slice
  • carrot cake cheesecake

Good to know Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm (October – April)
Cost R645 (basket for 2)
R350 (basket for 1)
R170 (kid’s basket)
Contact 021 884 4410,
Where to find it Warwick Wine Estate, R44 Stellenbosch
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Klein Joostenberg Picnics

Picnic Spots: Klein Joostenberg

The setting Wide lawns shaded by trees spread away from the verandah of Joostenberg Bistro with plenty of space for kids to run and play, a jungle gym, picnic tables and an informal family-friendly vibe. It’s a relaxed and affordable place to settle in with family and friends for an afternoon of farm tranquillity.
What’s in the basket
Choose from the picnic menu at the counter in the garden. There are no set baskets, rather everyone picks their own plate. Explore the Joostenberg charcuterie range with the Boland platter which includes a selection of five local cheeses too. Go for a boerie roll, a baked sourdough pizza, chicken wings, or the kid-friendly Jungle Gym box with roast chicken, cheddar, ham, rosa tomatoes, fruit and fresh bread. Finish off with a brownie, carrot cake cupcake or peppermint crisp pudding.
Good to know It’s best to book your spot over weekends and holidays, but drop-ins are also welcome. Dogs are permitted on a leash by prior arrangement only.
Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm (all-year-round).
Open daily during school holidays.
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Cost According to items ordered
Contact 021 884 4014,
Where to find it Klein Joostenberg, R304 Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch
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The setting Hazendal’s wonderfully relaxed picnics take place on the lawns of the estate. The feast is presented in beautiful bespoke wicker baskets, filled with alfresco eats crafted from fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. It’s easy-to-manage picnic fare, and the flavour combinations are great. Add an award-winning estate wine or botanical fruit cordials from the Deli to top it off!
What’s in the basket 

  • classic baguette, ciabatta stick, country loaf
  • lavash leaves, cheese crackers, citrus and herb butter
  • hummus and olive tapenade
  • ham and cheese potato croquettes
  • home-roast beef, salami and pancetta
  • pickles and aubergine chutney
  • butter chicken skewers with mint coriander and yoghurt dressing
  • garlic and lime shrimp salad, charred corn, grilled peppers, mango, spinach and coriander
  • pasta salad with mushroom, crispy bacon, roast onions and smoked mayo
  • sweet potato, feta, mixed balsamic roast seeds and honey glaze
  • cheeses: Karoo blue, Dalewood Boland and Dalewood Brie
  • green fig preserve, fresh grapes and Turkish apricot chutney
  • tiramisu

Good to know Vegetarian and vegan menus are also available. Booking is essential.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am or 1pm
Cost R385 (main and vegetarian menus)
R470 (vegan menu)
R250 (kid’s basket)
Contact 021 205 5620,
Where to find it Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
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Picnic Spots: Boschendal
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The setting Set under the trees of the pavilion lawn, with chairs, blankets and loads of space to enjoy a delicious alfresco feast, picnics at Boschendal epitomise exemplary Winelands entertainment. The estate – which lies in whitewashed splendour between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch – is committed to sustainability. Glass jars and compostable, biodegradable packaging are used, and picnic ingredients are either made fresh on the farm by Boschendal’s team of bakers, butchers and chefs, or sourced from like-minded neighbouring producers. Kids can easily head off to explore the Tree House playground and the pump track from the wide picnic lawns.
What’s in the basket 

  • farm-baked ciabatta and seeded bread sticks,
  • hummus with caramelised onion, garden pesto, farm butter
  • Dalewood Brie, Dalewood Camembert, apple and kumquat preserve
  • Boschendal pastrami, Duroc farm ham with pickled cucumber
  • Boschendal rotisserie chicken with chili mayo
  • roast vegetable, quinoa, chickpea and herb salad
  • potato salad
  • Boschendal Greek salad
  • nut-free carrot cake
  • assorted marshmallows

Good to know Book 24 hours in advance. Choose between a picnic table and chair set up, or blankets and lawn chairs when booking. Baskets can be collected between 12pm and 2pm. Vegetarian, gluten-free and kid’s baskets are available, too.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm (November – February),
Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm (March – October)
Cost R750 for two
R375 for one
R220 for kid’s basket (children 3 – 12 years)
Contact 021 870 4273,
Where to find it Boschendal, Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
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Mont Rochelle

Picnic Spots: Mont Rochelle

The setting Overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, this illustrious 40-hectare estate offers views of rolling meadows and vineyards stretching out towards the distant mountains. It’s enormously beautiful and the wine is superb. Pick up your laden basket from The Country Kitchen, Mont Rochelle’s casual lunch restaurant, and take a stroll down to the sparkling dam, where a scattering of garden cushions and concrete tables allow for comfortable feasting and tippling. (No fighting over the delicious pea and mint arancini with honey, or the malva truffles!)
What’s in the Miko Basket 

  • South African cheese and homemade preserves
  • charcuterie with homemade pickles, olives and chutneys
  • artisan bread
  • sweet-and-sour-glazed pork and apple kebabs with lime tzatziki
  • pita pockets filled with a Mediterranean chicken salad
  • spiced lemongrass and tuna fish cakes served with tomato relish
  • smashed buttermilk potato salad with spring onions and sundried tomatoes
  • corn on the cob with basil butter and smoked sea salt
  • cold beef teriyaki stir-fry salad with egg noodles and candied cashew nuts
  • pea and mint arancini served with a harissa honey dip
  • dark chocolate-and-cranberry brownie with chocolate sauce
  • malva truffles with salted-caramel sauce

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Good to know There are vegan, vegetarian and kids baskets available. Baskets must be booked 12 hours in advance, and prices exclude beverages.
Cost R680 (Miko Basket for 2)
R550 (Chardonnay Basket for 2)
R160 (Mini Basket)
Contact 021 876 2770,
Where to find it Mont Rochelle, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek
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Picnic Spots: Laborie

The setting Dating back to 1691 in the heart of Paarl, this historic wine estate sets a relaxed mood for a quintessential summer picnic. Find a shaded spot on the lawns in front of the manor house with long mountain views, or head to the lawn among the vineyards (with a nearby jungle gym) and browse the wooden picnic crate full of locally sourced treats from the estate’s Farm Grocer. As well as lazy picnic lunches, you can opt for sunset picnics, watching the golden glow on the mountains with a chilled glass of the estate’s wine to hand.
What’s in the basket

  • selection of charcuterie
  • selection of local cheeses
  • preserves, pickles and crackers
  • marinated citrus olives
  • smoked smoor snoek with rooster koek (fire-grilled rolls)
  • baby potato salad
  • chicken satay and summer couscous salad
  • homemade fudge, Turkish delight, chocolate brownie, crispy treat

Good to know Booking at least 24 hours in advance is required. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Opening times Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm
Sunday, 12pm – 2pm
Cost R350 per person
R180 for kid’s basket
Contact 021 807 3095,
Where to find it Laborie Heritage Wine Estate, Taillefer Street, Paarl
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Picnic Spots: Rhebokskloof

The setting Rhebokskloof exudes an away-from-it-all allure, especially when it comes to summer picnics with the family. Blankets are set out in the shade of spreading oak trees on a wide lawn that slopes gently down to the farm dam. There’s a jungle gym, and a backdrop of the heritage buildings where you’ll find the farm restaurant and wine-tasting room. The views are of vines and, higher up the slope, the rugged fynbos-clad slopes of the nature reserve.
What’s in the basket

  • pain d’epi with herb butter
  • grilled chicken salad with corn, heirloom tomatoes, and buffalo mozzarella
  • salmon and cream cheese on sourdough
  • cured meats, cheese, biltong pâté, olive tapenade
  • homemade preserves
  • Ouma’s classic cheesecake
  • bottle of Flatrock wine
  • bottle of still or sparkling water

Good to know There’s an alternative vegetarian menu. The estate also hosts various picnic-related events, including moonlight picnics and concerts.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 2pm.
Cost R900 per basket for two
R160 for kid’s basket (children 2 –12 years)
Contact 021 869 8386,
Where to find it Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Noord-Agter-Paarl Road, Windmeul, Paarl
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The Manor at Nederburg

Picnic Spots: Nederburg

The setting Just outside Paarl, Nederburg Wine Estate is home to a slew of wonderful experiences set against a backdrop of the Drakenstein Mountains and the farm’s vineyards and gardens beyond. The Manor restaurant, which celebrates the estate’s rich heritage through innovative food-and-wine events, offers lovely garden picnics served under the shade of towering oaks and beautifully set up with blankets, pillows, crockery, cutlery, glasses and napkins.
What’s in the basket

  • a selection of locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie
  • pâté, onion jam, butter, crackers and bread
  • chicken shawarma salad, bulgur wheat and harissa hummus
  • spinach and feta quiche
  • decadent chocolate brownie
  • Amarula fudge
  • bottle of Nederburg Cuvée Brut sparkling wine or any of the Winemasters series wines

Good to know There’s an alternative vegetarian menu
Opening times Monday, Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Cost R700 per basket for two
R140 for kid’s basket (children under 12 years)
Contact 021 862 3104,
Where to find it Nederburg Wine Estate, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
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Time of publication: 25 October 2023

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10 Responses to “The 20 Best Picnics in Cape Town + The Winelands”

  1. Nicola

    Hi do any of these have special events on Easter Sunday?

    • Inside Guide

      Hi Nicola

      We are busy compiling an Easter roundup. Please stay tuned.

  2. Juliet Martin

    Always looking for child friendly places and for pensioners as well

  3. Delene Vorster

    Would any of these venues be open later for Valentines day for sundowners picnic?

  4. Bronwyn

    Please include if a picnic spot or restaurant is pet friendly it would be so helpful.

  5. Rene. Bosch

    Ttrain rides

  6. Irene

    I am interesting in the picnic for 2 We do not have alcoholic drinks . What do you offer?

  7. Lizelea Bruintjies

    I am looking for a romantic place in Cape Town for Dinner me and my Husband on 28/11/2023 @ 18:00pm

    Thank you

  8. Anna Pouncett


    • Tyrone

      Thanks, Anna, for this delectable menu of options. Do you expect many of these venues to be open on Christmas Day?