Balmy summer days and spectacular natural beauty makes Paarl a great choice for throwing down a blanket and unpacking lovely eats with a glass of wine as you relax and unwind with the people you like. Here is a few of our favourite spots that caters for your convenience with ready-packed picnic baskets filled with delicious goodies or where you can bring along your own basket. Just pre-book your spot, rock up on the day and enjoy!
RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE
Enjoy time out with your family or the peace-and-quiet of a secret corner on this estate. The estate is child friendly and offers wonderful activities for children – ranging from a jungle gym to jumping castles, a lawn to run free, play ball or dance and most importantly, to be safe while having fun. Pets are also welcome when kept on a leash and cleaned after.
Book online by selecting a date on their calendar https://www.rhebokskloof.co.za/dine/picnics/ . Your booking will be confirmed immediately and you will receive a confirmation SMS.
Contact: +27 (0) 21 869 8386/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manor at Nederburg invites you to spend time relaxing on their lawns. Take in the magnificent views of the winelands with their manor house as backdrop. Their generous picnic baskets offer a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie to start, accompanied by olives, pickles, nuts and hummus with freshly baked bread rolls. The main course of roasted baby chicken with potatoes Lyonnaise and a crisp salad will be served by their friendly staff as they top up your glasses with non-alcoholic bubbly. To finish enjoy a deliciously decadent chocolate brownie.
Their picnic basket serves two and includes a bottle of your choice of wine from our ‘The Winemasters’ collection. Picnics can be booked 24 hours in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling +27 (0) 21 862 3104.
Enjoy true Perdeberg hospitality in their tranquil gardens or inside the relaxed, air-conditioned restaurant. The talented team under Chef Rob Hahn’s wing will treat you to mouth-watering, home-style, tried-and tested dishes made from locally sourced produce. This delectable fare can be enjoyed with Perdeberg’s award-winning selection of wines and their very own craft beer! Children are entertained by a fun garden play area and on weather-permitting weekends the addition of a jumping castle whilst parents can sit back and relax beneath the trees. Their picnics are extremely popular and perfectly suited for two people to share. It is the ideal date activity for those who enjoy relaxing outdoors.
Requires booking 48 hours in advance as well as 50% deposit.
Make your reservation by contacting Eat@Perdeberg on +27 (0) 21 020 1626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your own picnic
• 20 pax maximum for picnic
• Only Landskroon wines may be consumed on premises
• Wine glasses available @ R15/glass (deposit) – refundable if returned in good order
• Visitors to bring own picnic cushions/blankets
• Landskroon umbrellas available
• No open fires
Pre-booking essential. To finalise booking a deposit of 50% is required.
Contact: +27 (0)21 863 1039
LE BONHEUR REPTILES AND ADVENTURES
Sun-soaked early evenings are magic in the waterside garden on Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures. Add to this a sumptuous picnic basket, romantic rowboat rides, outdoor movies for the kids or a thrilling sunset croc pond tour for the whole family, and you have bliss. Boasting a new look and menu, the lake view restaurant on Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures now invites patrons to linger longer on Friday and Saturday evenings for terrace dining. Wood-fired pizzas, beautiful pastas and salads, starters and beer/gin on-tap. Gather with friends and family or a few work colleagues and celebrate a memorable summer evening on le Bonheur!
Picnics are also offered during daytime hours. Activities abound cycle through the orchard, catch and release fishing & croquet on the lawn. Le Bonheur operates 7 days a week.
Bookings recommended for daytime picnic, and necessary for sunset picnics. To book your spot contact us at +27 (0) 21 863 1142/ email@example.com.
Mellasat Vineyards just below the Du Toitskloof pass is the perfect off-the-beaten-track spot to enjoy a picnic. This summer come and relax and laze on our lawns with a gourmet picnic for two.
Includes a Selection of Cheese, grilled Chicken pâté, Lentil Bobotie Parcels, Herbed Potato wedges and tomato dip, Charcuterie, marinated Olives, Garden Salad and more) and a bottle of wine, either Seraphic or Revelation, from our Dekker’s Valley Range.
Booking essential – For reservations and enquiries contact Mellasat Vineyards on +27 (0) 21 862 4525 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FABER (Avondale Wine Estate)
Picnics are available on Saturday and Sundays during the summer season. There are six picnic spots at Avondale Wine Estate. Each picnic spot has a picnic table which can seat up to six people and each spot will also be supplied with a picnic blanket. The picnic area is not a serviced area. You are more than welcome to buy your wine or cooldrinks when you collect your basket either at the Ochra Deli or the wine tasting area.
All picnics can be picked up at the tasting room at Avondale Wine Estate from 12 noon on day of booked picnic (unless otherwise requested).
Picnics need to be pre-booked and paid for at least 48 hours prior via email@example.com