Norval Foundation: Leisurely Picnics in the Sculpture Garden

Norval Foundation: Picnic

The Cape Town art destination provides a tranquil setting for an alfresco lunch.

Framed by the mountains and vineyards of the Constantia Valley, Norval Foundation is home to an enchanting sculpture garden, where guests are invited to find a secluded spot among the art installations and settle in with a picnic hamper anytime of the year.

The picnic hampers

Norval Foundation: Picnic Setting

Vovo Telo Bakery & Café provide the generous hampers, offering a selection of three different Adult Boxes (each serving two people). These include:

  • The Meat Box, containing salami, ham, Boerenkaas, camembert, hummus, Greek salad, caramelised onions, olives, gherkins, a bacon & mushroom quiche, panini and a mini brownie.
  • The Salmon Box, containing salmon, Boerenkaas, cream cheese, capers, hummus, olives, Greek salad, caramelised onions, spinach & feta quiche, panini and a mini brownie.
  • The Vegetarian Box, containing a roast veg wrap, Boerenkaas, camembert, hummus, garden salad, caramelised onions, olives, falafels, tzatziki, panini and a mini brownie.

A Kiddies box is also available, containing a chicken mayo or ham & cheese sandwich, cheese straw, choc chip cookies, a juice box and fruit cup.
Good to know A selection of Lomond wines is available to order with the hampers.

Art alfresco

Norval Foundation: Picnic Art

The indigenous garden setting is as appealing as the food on offer. A protected freshwater wetland area runs through the site (a natural habitat for the endangered western leopard toad), the Constantia mountains serve as a backdrop, and in the distance is Table Mountain. A winding path leads you through hidden spaces into a series of sculptures by African artists. This must be one of the very few galleries where kids are positively invited to climb all over the artworks and explore to their hearts’ content; a particular child-friendly favourite is Holderstebolder, a piece by artist Angus Taylor.

Good to know

Norval Foundation: Picnic Food

Orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance. Send a message via WhatsApp, including your name and box option(s) and details for payment will be sent on confirmation of order. A R50 entry fee is applicable for picnic guests. Alternatively, visitors can purchase a day pass to visit both the Norval Foundation gallery and the sculpture garden.

Beverages are not included in the cost.
Please bring your own blankets and cushions.

Cost R350 (basket for two adults)
R85 (kiddies basket)
Dates Throughout the year, weather-dependent
Times Wednesday – Monday, 11am – 5pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact 079 278 1227 (WhatsApp to order)
Where to find it Norval Foundation, Steenberg Road, Tokai

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Time of publication: 21 December 2023