Few things in life rival the bonhomie of sharing a picnic with friends and family. add a shady spot on a hot summer’s day, delectable treats, and a glass filled with the best the vineyards can offer and you’ve certainly got the ingredients of ‘le good life’.

Grande Provence

Embrace lazy summer days with a rustic French-style picnic under the oaks in the beautifully landscaped garden overlooking the vineyards of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. With scrumptious morsels and a bottle of Grande Provence wine, you’re set for a tranquil afternoon on this fabulous wine estate.

Grande Provence Chef Darren Badenhorst has added his signature touch to create picnic baskets brimming with uncomplicated bites that burst with flavour. Think French baguettes with artisanal brie, locally cured saucisson, homemade preserves, country butter and decadent chocolate brownies. A fine bottle of Grande Provence wine completes the deal.

For those who want to take their picnic experience up a notch, rabbit liver parfait, seasonal fruits, wild mushroom quiche, salad and macaroons can be added to the basket on request.

To book your basket at R225 per person, call The Restaurant at Grande Provence a day in advance on Tel: 021-876 8600 or e-mail restaurant@grandeprovence.co.za. The Grande Provence summer picnics take place from 1 November 2014 to 30 April 2015, weather permitting. Only a limited amount of baskets are available per day, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

You are welcome to explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle, and what better way to this than with a picnic basket prepared by our team?! Just let us know whether you’d prefer a bottle of white, red, or perhaps both!

Our picnic baskets are perfectly designed to cater for 2 adults starting from R320 to R480 per basket, Mont Rochelle Mini Baskets are also available at R110 per child 12years and under (all baskets excludes wine and beverages).

Pick up your picnic basket at the Country Kitchen from 11am and take a stroll with your blanket in hand, through the vineyards down to the dam, into the rose garden or to the shade of an oak or weeping willow and make yourself comfortable.

Our picnics are available daily and pre-booking is essential.  For more information and reservations please contact our team at the Country Kitchen at:

Telephone: 021 876 2770

E-mail: countrykitchen@montrochelle.virgin.com

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Allee Bleue

There is nothing like a summer picnic in the Cape winelands. Shaded by an historic oak tree, big luscious lawns and freshly prepared Herb Inspired Picnic Baskets and a bottle of Allée Bleue Wine, what better way to spend the day out with your family and friends.

Our Herbaceous Picnic MENU’s are designed to take you on a journey through the Herbs grown on the estate. Children are well looked after with a Jungle Gym, Jumping Caslte and Trampoline and a activity packed Picnic Basket.

Picnic Basket for 1: R150
Picnic Basket for 2: R299 *Includes complimentary bottle of Allée Bleue Wine
Picnic Basket for Children: R55

Open Mon – Sun & Public Holidays 11h30 -15h00
Live music on Sundays

Bookings are essential
For a booking or Enquiry please contact us at info@alleebleue.com or call us 021 874 1021.

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Solms-Delta has scrumptious farm picnics available, made by Fyndraai chef Shaun Schoeman and his team. The baskets are freshly packed, so please expect a short wait on your arrival. We cater for vegetarians and children on request. Click here to view our picnic menus.

Remember to purchase refreshments before walking down to the picnic site, as the site is not serviced. Ablution facilities are available, discreetly hidden in the forest. On collecting your picnic basket from Fyndraai restaurant, it is approximately a 10 minute walk to the picnic area. A guide will carry your basket and assist you in selecting the perfect spot from a variety of available sites; these include a large grassy lawn alongside our forest, sandy river bank spots and shady spots overlooking the farm dam. When available, our tractor and trailer will transport you to the picnic area. Guests are more than welcome to cool off in the river shallows, so pack your costume and towel.

Please note that sites are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. There is no furniture at the picnic sites, but blankets are provided. If you prefer to have your picnic with a table and chair, you may do so with pleasure, at one of our tables on the lawn in front of Fyndraai restaurant. A picnic on Solms-Delta is a truly memorable experience and costs R145 per adult or R75 per child. Please note that picnics are seasonal and are available from 1st September to 30th April.

Our picnics are extremely popular and pre-booking is essential. Please email Fyndraai restaurant: restaurant@solms-delta.co.za or call 021 874 3937 Ext 115.

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Spectacular riverside winelands picnics at Holden Manz

Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate embraced by two rivers in the shadow of the Franschhoek mountains, offers spectacular river side picnics under stately oaks – one of the best kept secrets in the winelands.

The picnics cost R160 per person (excl. wine and beverages) with a special children’s menu at R45 per child.

The picnics are offered daily from Tuesdays till Sundays but booking is essential. Call Kobie at 021-8762729, email restaurant@holdenmanz.com or visit www.holdenmanz.com. To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.

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Cosecha restaurant at Noble Hill

Our picnics come in two styles, and each can be prepared for either 2 or 4 people. Kid’s baskets are available as well. The whole experience is a lovely way to experience a sunny afternoon.

Reservations: Advance booking is required. 021 874 3844 / info@noblehill.com

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Boschendal – Le Pique-Nique

During the summer months Boschendal’s Le Pique-Nique provides the ideal setting for simple French-Style country meals. Picnic hampers filled with simple country fare are served from a gazebo, relax and enjoy the fare at tables and chairs set in the shade of fragrant pine trees.

Baskets to be collected between 12:15 & 13:30. They may be collected later – by arrangement. R175.00 per adult excluding beverages and service – baskets packed in servings of 2, 3, 4, and 5 each. R75.00 per child (under 10) excluding beverages and service.

Reservations: Bookings essential. 021 870 4272/3/4/5 / reservations@boschendal.com

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