Summer time is here and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a scrumptious picnic outdoors while you take in the beauties Cape Town has to offer. Take the family out of the city for a daylong adventure and enjoy some good food and beautiful scenery.
Du Toitskloof cellar
Situated only 90km from Cape Town, the Du Toitskloof cellar is located at the entrance of the Du Toitskloof Pass.
Choose your own delicious treats for your picnic from the list of cured meats, fresh artisanal breads, patés, salads, cheeses, sweet treats and snacks such as biltong and cheese straws along with Du Toitskloof Wine. Find a spot on the lush lawns, under one of the umbrellas and spread out on the blankets provided. The free-form jungle gym will keep the kids entertained and there’s plenty for them to choose from the picnic menu.
The picnics are available every Saturday until the end of April, from 9am to 3pm, and range between R80 and R200.
* For more information or to make a booking, call 023 349 1601.
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley invites guests to enjoy a new seven course signature menu, created by Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, in the intimate setting of the bespoke private dining room The Jonkershuis at R595 per person. This new summer signature menu will be available until March.
This exclusive Chef’s Table experience is available for a minimum of 10 guests per booking and reservations must be made in advance.
* Call 021 876 8600.
Durbanville Hills Wines
The scenic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay, the rolling hills and adjoining vineyards at Durbanville Hills Wines offer an escape for a delectable picnic treat. Slip off your sandals and relax under the olive grove with the beautiful bespoke throws and comfy pillows that come standard with each picnic booked.
The picnic basket includes a bottle of Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé, a selection of bread, chicken liver paté with dried fruit chutney, roasted Mediterranean vegetable couscous with basil pesto and feta, a choice between the gypsy ham, caramelised onion and brie or the caramelised onion, sundried tomato and Brie tart, chicken and sprout salad, marinated olives, local cheeses, biscuits and preserves, fruit skewers and Turkish delight and nougat to end.
The kids can tuck into the “5 Ants” picnic which includes yummy treats such as chicken sosaties, sausages with tomato sauce, hot dog roll, carrot sticks, fresh seasonal fruit skewers, biscuits, marshmallows and fruit juice before shedding some energy on the free-form jungle gym.
The picnics will be available until the end of April and cost R310 per basket, which is ample for two people sharing. The kids’ picnic is charged at R75 each. Bookings are required at least 48 hours in advance during the week and for weekend picnics.
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Spier wine estate
The picnics at Spier wine estate are packed with farmhouse cheeses, pasture-reared cold cuts, homemade pates and chutneys, breads, fresh salads and delicious home-baked treats.
Book your picnic in advance and collect at the picnic shop next door to the Eight to Go Deli. Find your shady spot on the lawns and relax with a glass of Spier wine.
Visitors can choose from a variety of options, including gourmet, relaxed, vegetarian and children’s picnics.
* Visit www.spierpicnics.co.za.