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25 of the best picnics in the Western Cape, Gauteng & Garden Route

by | 12 November 2022

Now that the warmer weather is here, it’s time to grab your favourite picnic blanket, your family and friends, and head out for some fun in the sun at some of the best picnic spots around!

We scoured all the listings on Dineplan to round up all the fantastic picnic spots in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg, and the Garden Route.

Cape Town & surrounds


Cape Point Vineyards

(Noordhoek, Cape Town)

Prices: Basket for two: R590 | Vegetarian basket for two: R590 | Vegan basket for two: R400 | Basket for one: R350 (arranged upon request)
Menu: View the picnic menu

One of the best vineyard picnic experiences in and around Cape Town, Cape Point Vineyards invites you to spend the afternoon enjoying a relaxed picnic accompanied by their magnificent wines and breathtaking views. Their picnic set up includes picnic blankets and comfortable pillows to be used during your visit. While they do have umbrellas, please remember to take along a sun hat!

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Casa Labia by Ideas Cartel

(Muizenberg, Cape Town)

Prices: R285 per person

Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. Following a complete two-year restoration by the family, this much-loved national monument was opened to the public back in 2010 as an exquisite multi-functional cultural centre. Picnics can be pre-booked and enjoyed on the lawn where guests will have the most incredible views of the False Bay coastline.

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The Skotnes Restaurant Picnics at Norval Foundation

(Steenberg Estate, Cape Town)

Prices: Basket for one: R175 – R225 | Basket for two: R540 | Kids under 12: R150
Menu: View the picnic menu

All summer-long, The Skotnes Restaurant is offering pre-packed picnic baskets from the kiosk outside the restaurant. As well as take-away coffee and a delectable range of Italian gelato, the kiosk is the quick and easy way to grab a bite to eat while exploring The Sculpture Garden at Norval Foundation.

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Cape Winelands


Allee Bleue Picnics

(Franschhoek, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R600 | Basket for one: R290 (vegetarian baskets available) | R170 per child under 12
Menu: View the picnic menu

What better way to enjoy summer in the Cape Winelands than to relax in the shade of old oak trees with a picnic at Allee Bleue. Book a “chicnic” basket for you and your party to enjoy at one of their shaded garden tables or find a comfortable spot on the lawns. Picnics are available Wednesdays to Sundays from 1 September 2022 for the whole summer. A jungle gym, jumping castle, and sandpit will keep children amused for hours while you enjoy a leisurely lunch under the trees. A kiddies’ menu is also available.

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Alluvia Boutique Winery

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R545
Menu: View the picnic menu

Nestled between towering mountains and lush valley landscapes, Alluvia is both scenic and tranquil, making it an idyllic spot for a picnic. Set out a picnic blanket beneath an old oak, a cascading willow, or alongside the serene dam, and enjoy al-fresco-style dining. With panoramic views in every direction and delicious picnic baskets to tuck into, prepare for an unforgettable afternoon.

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Blaauwklippen Farm Shop and Deli

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: Please contact the restaurant directly
Menu: View the picnic menu

Celebrate summer to the fullest with Blaauwklippen’s picnic boxes from the Farm Shop & Deli. Filled with seasonal delights and delicious treats, you can choose between thier Deli Menu or a Cheese Menu for your next family day out or romantic date.

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Boschendal Werf Picnics

(Franschhoek, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R680 | Basket for one: R355 (Vegetarian options available) | Kid’s basket: R195 (kids under 12)

Menu: View the picnic menu

Boschendal wine farm boasts some of the most picturesque views in the Cape Winelands, with dramatic mountain vistas visible from their lush lawns. It is no surprise that the estate has become a popular picnic spot, as families and friends get together for a day out. The seasonal picnic menus change depending on the produce available as only the best seasonal, ethically sourced ingredients, and locally made artisanal goods are added to their baskets. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets, chairs and tables to their Werf picnic reservation. There will also be live music on weekends and public holidays.

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Canto Wines

(Durbanville, Western Cape)

Prices: Minimum deli spend of R180
Menu: View the picnic menu

Canto’s picnics are a highlight to your Saturday and Sunday! A minimum purchase from the deli of only R180 – excluding wine and beverage purchases – will secure you a picnic spot on the lawn. But be warned, there only have 10 picnic spots available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to get there early! Maximum of 4 people per picnic spot.

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Geuwels at Vergenoegd Löw

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: To be confirmed with the restaurant directly
Menu: View the picnic menu and the kids’ picnic menu

Geuwels, the Afrikaans word for ‘gables’, is Bertus Basson’s family-style restaurant located on one of South Africa’s oldest working farms, Vergenoegd Löw, in the beautiful Cape Winelands. Drawing inspiration from South African produce and ingredients, Head Chef Drikus invites you and the whole family to join for a leisurely afternoon picnic on the werf. Email them at geuwels@vergenoegd.co.za to order (24 hours notice required).

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Hartenberg Wine Estate

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: From R340 per person
Menu: View the picnic menu

With the warmer weather on its way and drier days ahead for the Cape, the famous Hartenberg picnics are set to return later this October. Book a picnic basket and get your loved ones together to enjoy an afternoon in their beautiful, spacious picnic garden. Choose between their classic (R400 pp), traditional (R340 pp), vegetarian (R340 pp), vegan (R340 pp) and pork-free (R340 pp) baskets, and sit at a table or on a blanket under the trees surrounded by large cushions. Each picnic box is packed with farm-baked breads, local cheeses, seasonal salads, dips, their famous snoek paté and much more. You will also get a sweet treat to finish your meal!

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Holden Manz Picnics

(Franschhoek, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R750 (vegetarian basket available) | R150 per child
Menu: View the picnic menu

Designed for two people to share, the Holden Manz picnic baskets include still or sparkling water and a bottle of award-winning Holden Manz wine. They also offer a vegetarian alternative as well as a children’s basket. Collect your picnic from the Tasting Centre and, if you like, enjoy a glass of wine before you meander through the vines to the designated picnic spots under the shade of 200-year-old oak and yellowwood trees on the banks of the Franschhoek River. If you’re lucky, you might spot one of the resident Giant Eagle Owls who live in the trees or a Giant Kingfisher looking for his own lunch! Holden Manz picnics are freshly prepared to order and need to be booked and paid for the day before at the latest.

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Picnics at Haskell Vineyards

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R399
Menu: Please contact the venue directly

Magnificent views and lush green lawns create the mood for a fun and relaxing family picnic. Available from November to April (9h00 to 18h00), the Haskell Vineyards picnic baskets are packed with fresh home baked breads, a selection of cheeses and preserves, locally cured meats and roasted summer vegetable salads – all rounded off with some seasonal fruits and chocolate desserts. Their excellent range of wines are available during your picnic and can be purchased from the tasting room.

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Picnics at Hazendal

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: R350 per person (vegetarian and vegan menus available) | R175 per child (vegetarian menu available)
Menu: View the picnic menu

If you’re looking to pair the sun on your shoulders and grass beneath your feet with a day out in the Winelands, think no further than Hazendal and one of their picnic baskets. Beautiful, bespoke wicker baskets are filled with South African and Russian al fresco food – made from the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients. Pre-book a scenic picnic spot and find your basket waiting for you on arrival. Choose your wine and enjoy a day out with your family and friends.

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Laborie Estate Picnics

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R530 (vegetarian basket available) | R140 per child under 12
Menu: View the picnic menu

Laborie Estate is located in the heart of Paarl less than 50km from Cape Town, offering tasty picnics during the summer months. Share a seasonally inspired picnic basket and a good bottle of wine in the beautiful Laborie gardens. Enjoy a long, leisurely lunchtime picnic with your family and friends (basket collection from 12h00 – 14h30), or make the most of our balmy summer evenings with a romantic sunset picnic (basket collection from 16h00 – 17h30).

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Quoin Rock Picnics

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: R400 per person | R180 per child
Menu: Please contact the venue directly

Nothing beats a stylish picnic enjoyed in one of the Cape’s many awe-inspiring natural environments. Quoin Rock’s picnics marry top-notch service and high-end luxury with a gourmet food experience. Their picnic baskets include freshly baked bread, artisanal butters, dips and pâtés, fresh salads and fish dishes, a selection of local cheese and charcuterie, and a refreshing dessert. A kiddies basket is also available for the younger members of your group.

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Terroir & Thyme Eatery

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: R300 per person | R150 per child
Menu: View the picnic menu

Slow down and take it all in at Terroir & Thyme’s and experience their gourmet picnics and the Fort Simon and Fortress Hill wines. Enjoy your picnic out on their lawns at either 10h00 or 13h00, and indulge in a feast of scrumptious delicacies prepared with love in their farm eatery kitchen.

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Spier Picnics

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: R345 per person (vegetarian and vegan menus available) | R160 per child under 12
Menu: View the picnic menu

The Spier Farm Kitchen allows guests to customise their picnic with a wide range of freshly-prepared options – including rotisserie chicken, hand-crafted pies and gourmet sandwiches made with wood-fired Hoghouse bread. Guests can choose a freshly-made salad or make their own at the Salad Station. While Spier’s famous chocolate meringue and other decadent treats are on offer, Chef Lolli has also developed a range of healthier sweet options to choose from. To drink, there’s a selection of Spier’s award-winning wines, as well as juices, ciders, beers and coffee to go.

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Warwick Wine Estate Picnics

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: R595 | Basket for one: R320 | R150 per child under 10 (Vegetarian and vegan menus available)
Menu: View the picnic menu

At Warwick, they celebrate summer to the fullest with their summer picnic boxes filled to the brim! Guests can look forward to a selection of delicacies curated by Executive Chef, Nick van Wyk. Book a spot on their famous picnic lawn, their picnic benches or in one of the private picnic pods. Bring along the little ones to have fun on the jungle gyms or splash around in the ‘Fountain of Youth’ while they enjoy a delicious kiddies’ picnic. Picnic availability is dependant on the weather.

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Vergelegen Wine Estate Picnics

(Somerset West, Western Cape)

Prices: R360 per person | Vegetarian menu: R360 per person | Vegan menu: R370 per person | Kids 3-10 years: R140 per child
Menu: View the picnic menu

Vergelegen’s ancient and mystic camphor forest is the unique and picturesque setting for a luxury, “white tablecloth” picnic. Plan an intimate al-fresco lunch or gather your family and friends together to enjoy a delicious picnic in the beautifully shaded and tranquil remnants of Van Der Stel’s camphor forest.

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Zorgvliet Wines

(Stellenbosch, Western Cape)

Prices: Basket for two: From R595 (vegetarian basket available) | Family for four: R960 | Kids’ basket: R140 per child under 6
Menu: View the picnic menu

Book a picnic and enjoy a piece of heaven in the Banghoek Valley – with sunshine and fresh air in abundance. Zorgvliet’s vineyards form the perfect backdrop to the historic Cape Dutch architecture of the estate’s buildings. Simply pack a picnic blanket (or two), pick your spot under the oak trees and choose a picnic basket from the menu on offer.

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Garden Route


Luka Vineyards

(Plettenberg Bay)

Visit Luka Vineyards and enjoy their slice of paradise nestled between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, along the famous Garden Route. Picnics can be booked and enjoyed in the green space in front of the restaurant or inside. Expect to be surprised – their menu is seasonal and no day is the same!

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Gauteng


Avianto Picnics

(Muldersdrift, Gauteng)

Prices: From R250 – R450 per person depending on the menu selected (vegetarian option available) | R160 per child under 10
Menu: View the picnic menu

Avianto has various picnic areas set alongside the Crocodile River, making it the perfect spot for a romantic picnic with your loved one or an afternoon out with the whole family. A selection of bespoke picnic boxes are available, as well as kiddies “nosh boxes” to add on for your group. Each box promises to offer a taste explosion and keep you nibbling for hours!

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Ground the Venue

(Krugersdorp, Gauteng)

Prices: Basket for two: From R550 (vegetarian options available) | Kids: R60 per child
Menu: View the picnic menu

Ground is a veritable blank canvas when it comes to events! The flexible spaces give your ideas and creativity the perfect opportunity to come to life. If you’re looking to host a special birthday, a trail run, corporate get-togethers, team building, a quaint picnic amongst the vineyards, the Ground team can help make it nothing short of sensational.

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Picnics at Indaba Hotel

(Fourways, Gauteng)

Prices: Basket for two: From R500 | Add-on wine tasting for two: R120 per person
Menu: View the picnic menu

Just north of the fast-paced business world of Sandton, Johannesburg lies the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains. Pay them a visit this summer and enjoy one of their jam-packed, gourmet picnic baskets in the tranquil gardens located alongside the the Kgotla Dam. Each picnic box includes a blanket and comfortable cushions, and drinks can be purchased from the hotel, including a Spier wine tasting for two.

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Riboville Restaurant

(Midrand, Gauteng)

Prices and menu: Please contact the restaurant directly on 0112342456

Riboville guests are invited to indulge in a taste adventure with their summer picnic menu created by our Head Chef, Guy Kleynhans. Tap into the magic and soak up the beauty of the surroundings and tranquil views with delicious food and snacks. To book for the Riboville picnic experience, please contact the venue directly.

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