Romantic picnic spot ideas in South Africa MzansiBride

Winona Griggs

Discover Romantic Picnic Spots in South Africa

Forget about crowded restaurants filled with couples this Valentine’s Day. Instead, why not indulge in a delightful picnic at a breathtaking and romantic location? You have the choice to assemble your own basket of homemade treats and a bottle of sparkling drink, or simply order a pre-made hamper that comes complete with delectable chocolate-covered hearts.

Unforgettable Locations in Cape Town

If Cape Town is your destination, there is no better place for a romantic outing than the magnificent Table Mountain at sunset. After 6:00 PM, you can snag return tickets at half the price, amounting to R90 for each person. To secure your tickets, call 021-424-0015.

If you prefer a different setting, head to the Buitenverwachting Wine Estate in Constantia (tel 021-794-1012). This charming establishment offers an array of picnic options, including fresh salads, mouthwatering quiches, a variety of breads, and tantalizing dips, all beautifully presented on platters. At just R120 per person, it’s an absolute steal.

Lying out on the grass outside Jonkershuis Restaurant is a treat you don’t want to miss. Grab one of their fancy picnic baskets, and you’re in for a delicious time. It only costs R250 for a basket for two, or R60 for a kid’s basket.

Spier Wine Estate near Stellenbosch is also a great spot for picnics, open all year. You can either order a basket packed full of tasty treats or get yourself some homemade jams, cheeses, cold meats, and salads from their deli. It’s R240 for a picnic basket for two (veggie option available) or R45 for a child’s basket.

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If you head to the Roundhouse in Camps Bay, you can enjoy a lovely picnic on their terrace. As you lounge under the umbrellas, you can indulge in tapas or pizzas and refreshing cocktails while taking in the beautiful sunset over the ocean.

Don’t miss out on these fantastic picnic spots, where you can savor delicious food in picturesque settings.

Hey there! How about enjoying a romantic moonlight picnic filled with delicious food and music at Hidden Valley Wine Estate? You can pre-order a picnic basket packed with ciabatta, cold meats, cheese, dips, nibbles, and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. These baskets cost R395 and are perfect for two people. Give them a call at 021-880-2646 to reserve yours!


If you’re looking for romantic picnic spots in Johannesburg, I’ve got some recommendations for you. Grab your picnic blanket and hamper and head over to Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, the Rose Garden at Emmarentia Dam, Delta Park, or Zoo Lake. These beautiful locations are perfect for a cozy picnic with your loved one.


When it comes to picnics in Durban, you have plenty of options. The beaches of Kwazulu-Natal are all great choices for a fun day out with a picnic. You can also visit the Durban Botanical Gardens (call them at 031-309-1170) for their classical music concerts or the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve (call them at 031-469-2807) for a nature-filled picnic experience. Enjoy!

Away from the city, there are some amazing picnic spots in KwaZulu-Natal that you shouldn’t miss. One of them is Shongweni Nature Reserve (tel 031-769-1283), a peaceful retreat where you can reconnect with nature and enjoy a relaxing day out. Another option is Karkloof Falls in the Midlands, a picturesque waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. And if you’re looking for a unique experience, head to Lake Eland Game Reserve in Oribi Gorge (tel 039-687-0395), where you can have a picnic in the middle of a shady spot.

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If you’re in Durban and want to take your picnic to the next level, Picnic Fanatics (tel 031-203-2556) has got you covered. They specialize in gourmet picnic platters that are sure to impress. From Thai chicken balls with sweet chilli sauce to corn-and-chicken-stuffed baby potatoes, their menu is full of delicious treats. You can either pick up your platter at their shop or have it delivered to you.

Now, let’s talk about the menu for your perfect picnic. Here are some easy recipe ideas that you can try:

– Mini sausage rolls

– Tomato and basil tart

– Mushroom pâté

– Carrot cupcakes

– Mum’s marmite tart

– Mini bacon and mushroom frittatas

And if you don’t have time to prepare a picnic yourself, you can always call Dial-a-Picnic (tel 082-789-5478). They offer a range of picnic baskets filled with organic food products and handmade treats. Whether you want it delivered to your doorstep or set up in a picnic spot of your choice, they’ve got you covered. Their baskets range from R180 to R195 per person and are available in Gauteng, the Cape Peninsula, and Nelspruit and its surrounding areas. So, why not let Dial-a-Picnic take care of your next picnic?

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