Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have a picnic. Paarl has got beautiful picnic spots where you can either take your own picnic basket or buy one right there. With views of the beautiful valley or looking far into the distance with Table Mountain beckoning you – Paarl’s picnic spots are a feast for all the senses.
Just to name a few:
Rhebokskloof- This delightful venue in Northern Paarl is a paradise for picnic lovers with its panoramic views and lush gardens. The restaurant offers picnic baskets for two that includes a selection of local cheeses and biscuits, crisp sourdough baguette, smoked salmon terrine and a selection of pâté & spreads. That is not all; you also get whole roasted baby chicken, summer greens, roasted vegetable couscous salad and a charcuterie selection & pickles. – 021 869 8386
Nederburg – The Red Table restaurant at Nederburg not only offers a beautiful setting for a picnic, but also offers various outdoor activities. Their lawns stretch out to views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards that yield their award winning wines. You’ll find leisurely spots complete with skittles and swings, croquet and giant Jenga, as well as tasting nooks for the curious at heart. There picnic baskets includes fresh breads, crackers, cheese, trout, roasted vegetable- and cous cous salad, tartlets, pates and spreads. The desert is fudge, a koeksister and cranberry cookie. The picnic also comes with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, a bottle of mineral water and tea / coffee. A vegetarian option is also available. – 021 877 5155
Mellasat Vineyards – Home to the White Pinotage, the vineyard enjoys a spectacular position under the dramatic Klein Drakenstein mountains together with panoramic views of Paarl and its famous granite domes. To book a picnic or enjoy a cheese platter contact on 021 862 4525.
Volksmond Restaurant @ The Taalmonument – There are few places in Paarl where you get such a beautiful view of Table Mountain. The Volksmond is a popular tourist picnic spot due to it’s location at The Taalmonument. The basic basket includes ciabatta rolls; a cheese platter with biscuits; sweet chilli sauce; cold meat; chicken mayonnaise; a Greek salad; fruit salad; something sweet and bottled water or fruit juice. You can add more items such as mini quiches, cold meats and savoury snacks. You can either make yourself comfortable at one of the tables next to the restaurant or take your picnic up to the monument and stretch out on the grass. The Taalmonument also hosts a variety of musical and theatre events during summer where you can bring your own picnic basket or pre-order one from the Volksmond Restaurant. – 021 863 2800
Landskroon Wine Estate – Landskroon, situated along the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain, offers a breath taking view of their vineyards and Table Mountain in the distance. This picturesque wine farm comprises more than 300 hectares and is managed as a private, family operation and owned by the families of brothers Paul and Hugo de Villiers. Landskroon allows you to bring your own picnic basket and enjoy all the splendours they have to offer. If you want to extend your stay after your leisurely picnic, you can even book their self-catering cottage to further enjoy and soak up the beautiful surroundings. – 021 863 1039
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