With summer around the corner there is more than one reason to get out and enjoy the sunshine, to chase the rays and, most importantly, it's a time to bond with those we love. Whether we head to the beach or for a full day of hiking adventure - summer ignites the adventurer in all of us.
The outdoors has never been more appealing than in spring and summer - when the flowers bloom and the birds start chirping. South Africans live for the summer and love a good outdoor braai or picnic. The time-old tradition of family picnics has been around for years and leaves us with a long for summer is undeniable.
Best picnic spots across SA:
Set against the Eastern slopes of Table mountain - with its diverse flora and beautifully greenery, it is the ideal picnic spot in Cape Town. Throw your picnic blanket out on the grass and enjoy the beautiful views of the grounds. As the temperature heats up - you can look forward to the summer concerts held at the gardens. Tickets can be purchased here or upon arrival.
Times: 08:00 - 19:00
Cost: Entrance is R 75 per adult and R 20 per child (6 -17 years)
2. Boschendal Wine Farm
Nestled between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch it is the perfect destination for a picnic. The wine estate offers two picnic basket choices to choose from. The Rhone picnic is set on the Rhone estate of the winery where a table can be be decked for you and your friends. The second option is more casual and is the Werf garden picnic that occurs on the Pavilion lawn. It is a more relaxed setting and kid-friendly.
Times: Basket collection from 12:00 - 14:00. Please note that your basket will only be ready for collection at your booking time.
Cost: Rhone Picnic basket for two R R580. For other options go here.
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3. Table Mountain National Park's Silvermine
A wonderful picnic on the shores of its beautiful reservoir -the sun and water will have you wanting to take a dip into the waters to experience all that the nature reserve has to offer. There are many other activities to take part in at the reserve, from bird watching to mountain biking. There is also a hiking trail towards the reservoir.
Times: 08:00 - 18:00 (Times may vary)
Cost: R 50 per adult, R 30 per child (under the age of 12)
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