I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we are so spoilt in Cape Town. We pretty much have the best of the best right at the tips of our fingers and it’s amazing… but do you know what’s even more amazing? The amount of fantastic picnic spots to choose from – there are so many. Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franshhoek, Slanghoek, Paarl – if there’s wine, delicious food and a view, we’re there. And you can bet your bottom dollar that we are having the best time! Summer picnic vibes are the best! So, we thought we would share some of the Best Picnic Spots in Cape Town with you – to enjoy over the summer days.
Allee Bleue Wine Estate
A walled grassy garden, gingham tablecloths, vineyard and mountain views and delicious food and wine make for the perfect picnic spot. Plus there is loads of entertainment for the kiddies – jungle gym, jumping castle and a trampoline.
Price: R185 per adult, R65 per child
What’s included? Homemade Farm Bread served with Chunky Farm Jam, Salsa Verde, Tomato, Garlic and Thyme Chutney, Onion and Aniseed Marmalade Allée Bleue Mixed Leaf Baby Salad with grated Parmesan Cheese Wild Rice Salad with Organic Baby Carrots, Pickled Onion, Basil Pesto and Smoked Feta Baby Fennel, Red Onion, Preserved Citrus with Hazelnut Dressing Soy and Sesame Cured Beef Stir Fry with Egg Noodles Salted Chicken served with Coconut Shavings, Dried Mango and Coconut Dressing Artisanal Cheeses Homemade mini Melktert Fresh Fruit from the Farm. Vegetarian options also available.
Open: Monday to Sunday 11h00 – 15h00
How to book: +27 (0) 21 874 1021
Wine: 2 glasses pp included with picnic. Additional wine from R65 per bottle
Boschendal Wine Estate
Dramatic mountain views and lush lawns make this a popular picnic spot in the Cape Winelands.
Price: R180 – R220 per adult, R85 per child
Classic: Freshly baked bread, three delicious salads, our classic coronation chicken, a selection of cold meats, homemade whole grain mustard mayo, artisan cheeses and one of our celebrated desserts. Vegetarian and kids baskets are available as well.
The Werf Garden Picnics: Expect pates, fresh baquettes, a seasonal salad from our food garden, a selection of cold meats, cheese and homemade preserves. For dessert really good farm-made ice cream! Vegetarian and kids baskets are available as well.
Open: Monday to Sunday with basket pick up from 11h30
How to book: +27 (0) 21 870 4272
Wine: From R50 per bottle
Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
Beautiful garden setting in the heart of Constantia. Picnics are served under the oak trees and tables, chairs and blankets are provided.
Price: R150 per adult, R50 per child
What’s included? Snoek Paté Vegetarian Quiche. Ham, Beef Biltong, Bobotie Bites and Chicken. Beetroot, Feta, Green-bean Salad and Potato Salad. Cheddar, Ricotta rolled in Pecan Nuts, Brie and Cream Cheese with Sweet Chilli Sauce. Peppadew Dip. Breads and Biscuits. Fresh Fruit Kebabs. Koeksister and Chocolate Brandy Truffles. Coffee and Tea.
Open: Monday to Saturday 12h00 – 16h00
How to book: +27 (0) 21 794 1012
Wine: From R50 per bottle
Cape Point Vineyards
Breathtaking views – magnificent wines – scrumptious food.
Price: R197.50 per adult, R65 per child
What’s included? Freshly baked ciabatta and lavash breads, Lightly curried chicken and fresh grape salad, Garden salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs, Potted chicken liver pate, Roasted Aubergine with tahini and toasted cashew nuts, Atlantic Coast seafood patties with salmon, snoek and pink prawn tails, Selection of charcuterie and salami, Pickle pot pourri of cornichons, peppadews, olives and sundried tomatoes, Seasonal fruit salad, Local cheeses with pickled onions, Chocolate, salted caramel and brownie trifle in a jar. Vegetarian options also available.
Open: Monday to Sunday 12h00 – 18h00
How to book: +27 (0) 21 789 0900
Beautiful, relaxed garden setting wine farm in Constantia.
Price: R197.50 per adult, R85 per child
What’s included? Baked bread selection, Cremelat Gorgonzola, Pinto Family Peri-Peri Gouda, Wineland Camembert, 6 month matured Gruyere, Deli Cuts of parma ham, springbok Carpaccio, capocollo and salami nostrano, free range chicken liver pate, garlic and rosemary olives, sundried tomato pesto, fresh caprese salad, freshly picked seasonal fruits, tosses new potatoes, garlic aioli and fresh herbs, Huguenot chocolate brownies.
Open: Monday to Sunday 10h00 – 16h30
How to book: +27 (0) 21 794 4095
Hartenberg Wine Estate
Perfect for venturing out into the winelands, sipping superb wines, taking in the amazing views and just having fun
Price: R175 per adult
What’s included? Eleanor’s Snoek pâté, caramelised onion dip, selection of local cheeses and charcuterie with apple and beetroot chutney. Rolled stuffed Pork leg, Panko crumbed chicken pops, Quinoa brown rice and roasted vegetables salad, charred corn, cucumber and tomatoes salad, Sea Salt fudge.
Open: Monday to Sunday 12h00 – 16h00
How to book: +27 (0) 21 865 2541
Wine: a bottle of wine for two is included. Additional wine is available.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city over the weekends? Look no further than the breathtaking beautiful Jason’s Hill Private Cellar in Slanghoek, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town.
Price: R120 per adult, R60 per child
What’s included? A selection of charcuterie, delicious cheeses, crackers, bread and croissant, as well your choice of a salmon, chicken or biltong wrap.
Open: Monday to Saturday 10h00 – 15h00
How to book: +27 (0) 23 344 3256
Enjoy delicious seasonal food, wine and beautiful views on the lush green lawns. There are loads of activities to keep the kids busy – trampolines, a jungle gym, jumping castles, free pony rides, little bikes, toys & more!
Price: R165 – R232.50 per adult, R85 per child
What’s included? A range of picnic basket options available including: Classic, vegetarian, Low Carb and Gourmet. Open: Monday to Sunday 09h00 – 17h00
How to book: +27 (0) 21 869 8386
Wine: From R70 per bottle
Spier Wine Farm
Wholesome, fresh and delicious. As popular as ever – find your spot!
Price: R197.50 per adult, R120 per child
What’s included? Choose from gourmet, relaxed, vegetarian, gluten-free and children’s picnics. They are packed with farmhouse cheeses, pasture-reared cold cuts, homemade patés and chutneys, breads, fresh salads and delicious home-baked treats. In keeping with Spier’s ethos, the packaging is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Open: Monday to Sunday 12h00 onwards
How to book: +27 (0) 21 809 1100
Wine: From R40 per bottle
Warwick Wine Estate
Delicious picnics perfect for that special occasion, or just for a lazy-day-out in wine country.
Price: R200 per adult, R60 per child
What’s included? Succulent beef fillet on a bed of rocket served with a homemade mustard mayonnaise. The best of our local charcuterie: Parma ham, salami sticks & Salametti drizzled with truffle oil. Delicious Moroccan salad constructed with couscous, cranberries, full cream yoghurt, micro leaves, carrots, chickpeas, citrus, feta and toasted sesame seeds. A selection of local cheeses served with a delicious Love Ponies Marmalade. Delicate smoked salmon pate. The BEST EVER (secret recipe) biltong pate! Freshly baked pretzel and ciabatta. Homemade Umami butter. Chocolate clusters. Bunch of plump grapes. Vegetarian options also available.
Open: Monday to Sunday 09h00 – 17h00
How to book: +27 (0) 21 884 4410
Wine: From R80 per bottle
Where are your Best Picnic Spots in Cape Town? We would love to hear from you 🙂