Delheim Riverside Gourmet Picnic
The setting for their Riverside Gourmet Picnics is stunning, a wonderful discovery. Arriving at the farm and walking to the area not knowing what awaits only to discover a beautiful, private and secluded forest area next to the river with water trickling creating a very tranquil ambiance. Click here to read more.
Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch (off the R44) | Tel: 021 – 888 4600 | www.delheim.com
Hartenberg Wine Estate
A day out to Hartenberg Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands is a must on your Summer to do list! Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic in their stunning garden setting, perfect for families and little ones. Think of lingering summer day’s alfresco style, chilled wine and picnic baskets filled with delicious delights and kids playing in the lush garden, sounds ideal. This is Hartenberg. Situated on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills is this family run estate, where nature provides the perfect soils and climate to grow and produce award-winning wines. The estate is the perfect backdrop for your relaxed picnic outing with the family. Click here to read more.
Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 865 2541 | www.hartenbergestate.com
Webersburg Wine Estate
The scenic and tranquil setting around the dam is ideal for picnics and a relaxed, lingering afternoon of tasty delights and delicious wine. There are large oak trees providing shade in the summer’s heat and ducks and geese swimming across the dam completing this picture perfect location. The gardens are immaculate and the views incredible, it’s impossible not to feel relaxed. Click here to read more.
Annandale Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 3636 | www.webersburg.co.za
Vergenoegd picnics are an expression of the Cape’s best hand-crafted food and includes a bottle of Vergenoegd’s own Runner Duck wine. A treat for the whole family, children will love their own special picnic items too. The landscaped gardens provide the perfect spaces for picnics under the ancient oak trees. Picnic blankets are available or you can sit at a table, if you prefer. Click here to read more.
Baden Powell Drive, Faure, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 843 3248 | www.vergenoegd.co.za
Spier Wine Estate
This is a wonderful wine estate to enjoy a relaxed picnic in the scenic Stellenbosch Winelands, whether you have little ones or not I can highly recommend Spier. The beautiful scenery around the Spier dam with views of the Helderberg mountains provides the perfect setting. There are plenty of trees for shade as well as a jungle gym to keep the little ones busy.
They have an excellent deli, Eight to Go, where you can create your own picnic basket from local, organic produce. This is a great option if you prefer not to order a picnic basket, or haven’t, and would like to cater to your own dietary needs. I also believe it is more cost effective to do this. In the Deli you will find breads, dips, pates, cheeses, cold cuts, salads, quiche, yoghurt and bottles of estate wine can be purchased.
If you prefer to pre-order a picnic basket they have the following options available – gourmet, vegetarian, gluten free and children’s picnics. Picnics costs R395 for 2 adults sharing and R120 for a children’s picnic. They need to be ordered in advance, before 12pm for collection the following day. A full menu can be viewed on their website. They are green friendly and their packaging is completely 100% biodegradable and compostable.
If wine tasting is your interest they have fantastic award winning wines, which can be sampled in their tasting room located right next to the picnic area and they offer a kid’s grape juice tasting so they can share in the experience. They also offer different wine pairing options.
At their Eagle Encounters they offer the opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent birds of prey which have been rehabilitated from abusive situations. These birds contribute to the farms ecosystem and allow pest control to happen naturally. Click here to read more.
Spier is open daily 10am – 4:30pm
Eagle Encounters is open daily from 10am – 5pm
Baden Powell Road (R310), Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 809 1100 | www.spier.co.za
Warwick Wine Estate
Warwick Wine Estate is an outstanding family run wine estate, located in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands, producing award-winning wines. This is the ultimate location for Gourmet Picnics in the Winelands and the perfect place to relax with family or friends and ideal for children.
The estate is well designed and setup for a wonderful Gourmet Picnic experience with different seating options available. Depending on the size of your party and your particular preferences you can choose to sit on the lawns and relax on their oversized cushions, and umbrellas are provided.
The Forest Courtyard is a full-serviced area where you sit on tables and chairs, and is located near to the children’s jungle gym. If you have a large party and would like privacy you can book one of their 8 Pods, which can accommodate up to 12 people in shaded comfort.
There are two picnic options for adults, Gourmet or Vegetarian and a Children’s Picnic. The picnics are gourmet, delicious and well presented in baskets. They are very accommodating to all food allergies and will cater to your needs without compromising on quality. Menus can be viewed online and they have a fantastic interactive website where you can book your perfect picnic and special dietary requests can be added to your booking. If you prefer, you can book by email or telephone.
They have a great kids jungle gym, and in the heat of summer kids tend to jump in the water fountain to cool down so pack in the swimsuits, just in case, and don’t forget sunscreen and hats as the Winelands can be very hot in summer.
Warwick offers a Big 5 Vineyard Safari, which is hugely popular. This is an educational Land Rover Safari exploring the Warwick Vineyards where they compare the Big 5 animals with their Big 5 grape varieties. Wine tasting can be dome on the veranda, and cheese platters are available to order. Cellar tours can be arranged by appointment only. Please note online bookings are not available between May – August due to unpredictable weather, bookings during these times need to be made by email or phone.
I highly recommend a visit to Warwick for a Gourmet Picnic the kids will love it there. Open 365 days a year from 9am – 5pm.
R44, between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts | Tel: 021 – 884 4410 | www.warwickwine.com
Nestled in the lush Constantia Valley you will find South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm, with rich heritage and a beautiful setting this is a very memorable farm to visit.
Simon’s Deli, positioned next to Simon’s, is a new addition to the farm where you can design your own Gourmet Picnic basket to enjoy on the estate lawns. They also serves breakfast and coffee. Simon’s Deli is a gourmet market for meat, cheeses and preserves. There is a jungle gym for kids. Simon’s Deli is open daily from 9am.
Constantia Main Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 – 794 1143 | www.simons.co.za
Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
This beautiful wine farm set in the heart of the picturesque Constantia Valley will certainly impress with its magnificent scenery and beautiful lawns. Picnics can be pre-booked from November to April from 12pm – 4pm. They are closed on Sundays. Tables, chairs and blankets are provided.
Klein Constantia Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 – 794 1012 | www.buitenverwachting.com
Rhebokskloof is situated in the historic Paarl Valley, nestled between the granite hills of Paarl Rock and is a welcoming estate to visit with the family with lots of fun for the little ones. Picnics need to be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.
Main Road, Paarl | Tel: 021 – 869 8386 | www.rhebokskloof.co.za
Cape Point Vineyards
Cape Point Vineyards Estate is absolutely breathtaking and a perfect location for a picnic with the kids. Located on the mountain slopes of Chapman’s Peak with picturesque ocean views over Noordhoek Beach and a jungle gym for the little ones.
- Picnics are available Monday to Wednesday, and Friday to Sundays
- Picnics need to be ordered 24 hours in advance, bookings essential
- Payment is required to secure booking, refunds available if cancellation is made 24 hours in advance
- Picnics are served between 12pm – 5pm and can be ordered by phone or email
- Picnics are collected from the picnic deli, runners are available to assist you to you picnic spot
- Blankets and pillows are provided, generally 1 blanket and 2 pillows per picnic basket
- Picnic menus are available on their website and vegetarian hampers are available
Silvermine Road, Noordhoek | Tel: 021 – 789 0900 | www.cpv.co.za