When the warmer weather creeps its way into the Cape, we find ourselves longing for a sunny green spot on the grass where the wind can cool us down and our plentiful picnic baskets can satisfy our hunger.
So before the summer weather comes and goes, here are a few of the best spot in the Mother City to roll out a picnic blanket and crack open some finger foods.
1. Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl
Take a trip a little out of Cape Town, into the Paarl Winelands and enjoy the serene setting of Rheboksloof Wine Estate.
The welcoming estate’s rolling lawns, towering trees and peaceful dam, make the perfect backdrop to a conversation over pre-packed treats and a glass of wine or two.
Contact: 021 869 8386
Address: Noord Agter – Paarl Rd, Windmeul, Paarl, 7623
2. Simon’s Deli at Groot Constantia
Stretch out your comfiest blanket in the shadow of the rolling hills and dazzling weeping willows in Constantia.
Gobble up a galore of goodies from Simon’s Deli, ranging from a selection of cheeseboards, served with French toast and pickles to meat, poultry and seafood.
Address: Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road.
3. Helderberg Farm, Somerset West
If you’re looking for more of an active picnic outing, visit the Helderberg Farm in Somerset West.
When you’re not spending your time basking in the sun, the farm also offers strawberry picking and hiking routes that are sure to help you walk off all that picnic food.
Contact: 021 855 4308
Address: Klein Helderberg Rd 7130 Helderberg, Western Cape, South Africa
4. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
A classic must-do spot for a picnic in the Mother City has to be the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
Not only can you take in some pretty spectacular mountain views while enjoying your spot in the sun but visitors can also visit popular trails like the Boomslang.
Contact: 021 799 8783
Address: Rhodes Drive 7735 Cape Town, Western Cape
5. Tables at Nitida, Durbanville
Locals or visitors in the Durbanville area can take their picnic baskets down to Tables at Nitida for an ideal place in the shade.
This venue also offers a jungle gym for the little ones and a selection of sweet and delicious treat to add to your packed goodies.
Contact: 021 975 9357
Address: Tygerberg Valley Rd, Nitida Wine Estate, 7550 Durbanville