Grab your favourite blanket and head out for some fun in the sun. Here are all the fantastic picnic spots & baskets you can instantly book via the Dineplan app or website.
Locally sourced farm produce picnics to match your mood. Pick the gourmet basket (R550 for two or R300 single), vegetarian (R550 for two or R300 single), vegan (R550 for two or R300 single) and kids basket (normal, vegetarian or vegan also available for kids) at R150 single per child aged 10 years and younger.
Vergelegen’s mystic camphor forest is the setting for a luxury, “white tablecloth” picnic. They have a normal basket (R325pp), vegetarian (R325pp), vegan (R335pp) and kids menu (R125 per child 3-10 years) available.
3. Cape Point Vineyards
Noordhoek, Cape Town
Spend the afternoon enjoying a relaxed picnic at the vineyard accompanied by breathtaking views. It includes picnic blankets and prism shaped pillows to be used during your stay: a perfect prop against which to recline and soak in the sea, mountain and vineyard views.
Starter kits (normal or vegetarian) at R140pp with additional items to choose from.
4. Flames at Four Seasons Hotel Johannesburg
Flames has just launched a weekday picnic special. Enjoy a Jacaranda Picnic lunch at R450pp with stunning views, available Monday to Thursday 12:00 to 14:30. Excludes MCC.
5. The Vineyard Hotel
Newlands, Cape Town
Indulge in their afternoon tea menu enjoyed as a picnic in their beautiful acres of garden at R350pp. Price includes a small bottle of bubbly and chilled still or sparkling water. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday for bookings at 15:30 and 16:30.
With streams to splash in, outdoor sculptures to explore and gardens to discover, the Babushka Picnics are ideal for families and friends to spend the day. Normal basket (R300pp), vegetarian (R300pp), vegan (R300pp) and kids normal and vegan baskets (R140 per child) available.
7. Allée Bleue
Enjoy summer in the Cape Winelands surrounded by the picturesque setting at Allée Bleue. They have a normal, vegetarian and kids menus available. These are R495 for double baskets and R295 for a single basket.
Served in their beautiful gardens with views across the estate. You can choose a spot on the grass or in the shade of the many trees. Vegan and vegetarian options also available on request. R295 per person with wines available at farm prices. Friday – Sunday 12:00 – 14:00.
9. Benguela Cove
Sprawl out on the lawns, drink in their champagne air and marvel at the sea and lagoon views. Their gourmet basket is R600 for two and kiddies basket is R180. Available Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 16:00.
Pick your spot by the dam or under the oak trees. Their farm-inspired picnics change with the seasons and ingredients are sourced from their own farm and trusted local producers. Normal baskets (R295pp) as well as vegetarian and vegan baskets (also R295pp) are available.
11. Quoin Rock
Quoin Rock Wine Estate’s picnic spots offer fresh-air dining with comfortable seating, dedicated service, and delectable wines to compliment the wine farm picnic experience. Each of the eight picnic spots is spaced more than 10 meters apart for privacy. Picnics are R400pp and R180 per child.
Recline and reconnect under the trees of Boschendal’s Pavilion lawn, with their main farm to fork food hub close by and great kid adventure spots. On Thursdays and Fridays, single baskets are R320 and double baskets are R620. On Saturdays and Sundays, single baskets are R350 and double baskets are R680.
Tokai, Cape Town
Build your own picnic and enjoy a range of delicious food while drinking in art and nature in the Norval Foundation Sculpture Garden.
Their Braai Picnic is popular and perfectly suited for two people to share. The ideal date activity to enjoy relaxing outdoors in Paarl. The braai picnic box is R495 and R145 for kids under 12.
Nestled between towering mountains and lush valley landscapes, Alluvia is both scenic and tranquil and an idyllic spot for a Cape Winelands picnic. Their gourmet basket of starters, mains and desserts are R495 for two.
Take in magnificent views of the surrounding landscape with Nederburg’s historic manor house as backdrop. The picnic basket serves two adults and includes a bottle of their refreshing Première Cuvée Brut at R480. Picnic baskets for kids are R120 per kid and includes some fruit, nut snacks, a main meal and something sweet.
Enjoy time out with your family or the peace-and-quiet of a secret corner. The estate is child friendly and offers wonderful activities for children – ranging from a jungle gym to jumping castles, and a lawn to run free, play ball or dance, whatever their desire and, most importantly, be safe while having fun. Pets are also welcome when kept on a leash and cleaned after.
Magnificent views and lush green lawns create the mood for a fun and relaxing family picnic and are available from November to April.
Picnic baskets at R399 per couple consist of home baked breads, a selection of cheeses and preserves, locally cured meats and roasted summer vegetable salads rounded off with some seasonal fruits and chocolate desserts.