As the warm embrace of the sun signals the arrival of picnic season in South Africa’s Cape, we invite you to indulge in the region’s outdoor delights. With its breathtaking landscapes and diverse settings, the Cape Winelands provides an idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable picnic experience. Whether you prefer lush gardens or historic wine estates, we have curated a list of the top picnic spots in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. You can enjoy stunning views, delectable fare, and the unmistakable charm of the Mother City at these outdoor havens. So, grab your picnic blanket and get ready to bask in the beauty of Cape Town’s best picnic spots.
Top Picnic Spots in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands
Boschendal Wine Estate, Franschhoek
Begin your wine country picnic adventure at Boschendal, where history meets natural beauty. Choose a scenic spot by the dam or beneath ancient oak trees. Indulge in gourmet picnic baskets filled with local delights and estate wines, ensuring an immersive culinary experience in a timeless setting.
Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
For a family-friendly outing with a dash of adventure, Warwick Wine Estate is a must-visit. Spread your blanket on the lush lawns, relish gourmet picnic baskets, and let the kids explore dedicated play areas, creating a delightful day out for the entire family.
Vergelegen Wine Estate
Vergelegen Estate’s picnics offer a sublime fusion of nature and culinary indulgence. Set in the enchanting camphor forest, these “white tablecloth” picnics redefine the art of al fresco dining. A carefully curated selection of artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and locally sourced charcuterie await picnickers, accompanied by the perfect pairing of Vergelegen wines.
La Motte, Franschhoek
Known for its art, wine, and culinary excellence, La Motte offers a sophisticated picnic experience. With the Franschhoek mountains as a backdrop, enjoy gourmet treats and exquisite wines, immersing yourself in the artistic and gastronomic charm of the estate.
Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Nestled between Stellenbosch Mountains and False Bay, Jordan Wine Estate provides a romantic picnic setting. Indulge in panoramic views of the vineyards and mountains as you savour a meticulously curated picnic basket filled with fresh, local produce.
Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Simondium
Experience a harmonious blend of history and natural beauty at Vrede en Lust. Picnic amidst gardens and vineyards, surrounded by stunning mountain views. Tailor your experience with a variety of picnic options, ensuring a personalized outing in this scenic estate.
Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
Adding to the list is Spier Wine Farm, an iconic destination for wine enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch, Spier offers expansive lawns and scenic views, providing an ideal setting for a relaxed and enjoyable picnic. Indulge in their thoughtfully curated picnic baskets featuring local delicacies and Spier’s renowned wines.
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Nestled in the storied Paarl Valley, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate is gracefully ensconced amid the granite hills of the Paarl Rock Mountains. Renowned for its exceptional Shiraz wine, this estate offers an array of delightful picnic experiences. With choices like the Pearlstone Picnic, the Gourmet Picnic, the Vegetarian Picnic, and the Banting and Gluten-Free Picnic, Rhebokskloof ensures a diverse selection that caters to the tastes of all its guests.
Nestled on the slopes of the picturesque Constantiaberg, Buitenverwachting farmstead and winery invites you to enjoy a delightful summer picnic at one of the best picnic spots in Cape Town. Relax under the shady oak trees with a picnic basket filled to the brim. From snoek pâté and delicious quiches to the South African favourite biltong, as well as a variety of salads, cheeses, fresh bread, fruits and chocolate truffles, there’s something for everyone. A small basket is also available for children under the age of 10. Please note that the menu is seasonal and subject to change.
Plan Your Cape Town Wine Tours with us.
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the scenic vineyards of Cape Town with our expertly crafted wine tours. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a casual wine enthusiast, we curate exceptional experiences that cater to all palates. From the historic estates of Stellenbosch to the picturesque landscapes of Constantia, our tours offer a diverse selection of renowned wineries, each with its own unique charm and exceptional vintages.
Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through the nuances of wine production, ensuring an educational and enjoyable exploration. Revel in the breathtaking views, savour the rich aromas, and indulge in the finest wines that Cape Town has to offer. Plan your Cape Town wine tours with us for an immersive and delightful journey into the heart of South Africa’s wine country.