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The lovely weather of South Africa was made for picnicking! Escape the confines of indoor living and head out to nature for a lovely lunch with your favorite people.
Whether you want to share a romantic date with your sweetheart, get the kids out of the house, or try something fun with friends, you won’t be disappointed by a picnic at one of Cape Town’s top spots. Wondering where to go? Check out these great picnic areas!
Cape Point Vineyards
What’s better than a picnic on the beach? A picnic on the beach without the sand! Relax on the luxuriant lawns of Cape Point Vineyards for the perfect ocean-view picnic. When you’re done, you can finish your excursion with a wine-tasting tour at the winery. This is one of the most romantic picnic spots in Cape Town.
Kirstenbosch Tea Room
Check out this gorgeous picnic spot in Newlands! You can enjoy a gourmet garden picnic at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens with your sweetheart or best friends. Dine in the shadow of the imposing hills, where the ground is carpeted with greenery and blooms. When you’re done, you can take a stroll through the gardens.
If you’re up for a workout before you eat, this is a great picnic spot. To arrive, you’ll have to take a 15-minute trek past Simonstown near Cape Point Nature Reserve. Once you’ve made the steep walk to the beach, you’ll find the ideal picnicking spot, complete with opportunities for spearfishing, swimming, and playing!
Rumbullion at the Roundhouse
Camp’s Bay is home to this perfectly picturesque picnic place. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the sight of the Twelve Apostles and the sunshine on the ocean. Stop here for a fancy brunch, or chow down on pizza and drinks at sunset. This versatile picnic venue is ideal for just about any occasion!
Tables at Nitida
If you love good food and even better views, this is an ideal picnic spot for you! Dine on tapas and European delicacies on the endless green lawn. You can make it a grown-up event by adding drinks, or bring your kids and add a kid’s parcel to your basket. People of all ages love this picnic area!
This location in Muizenberg is one of the best picnic spots in all of Cape Town. Not only will you get a delicious basket full of fresh goodies like salad, fruit, and brownies, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a stunning view of False Bay Coast from a Mediterranean garden. Don’t forget to snap some pictures while you’re there!
No matter where in Cape Town you are, you’ll be able to find a great spot to spread out your picnic blanket! Where do you want to go? Contact us, and we can help you arrange your perfect picnic trip!
South Africa is a place of wonder, excitement, and adventure! With so much to see and do, you can get lost in the options. When it comes to adventure, however, there are a few awesome activities that stand out. Check out these adrenaline-pumping experiences and add them to your bucket list! Next stop: South Africa.
One of the best ways to see South Africa (or most places, for that matter) is by bike. Take a cycling trip through South Africa to get a good look at the countryside and have a chance to meet the locals who live in this beautiful place. One popular bike trail is the Midlands Meander. The countryside here is reminiscent of Europe, but only when it comes to natural surroundings. The culture is decidedly African, and you can rub elbows with friendly South African locals along the way. Go it alone to take a tour—it’s your choice. Either way, you’ll have the opportunity to see the country from a totally new perspective.
Strap on your hiking boots and take a trek into South Africa’s wilderness. There are a lot of great hiking trails on this planet, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one more beautiful than the trails you encounter in South Africa. Coastal hikes are especially popular, since they offer some of the best views in South Africa. Combine hiking with whale watching to kill two birds with one stone. One especially fun hike is found in De Hoop Preserve, a coastal nature area where you can take a trek up to five days long and see the famous South African whales during their migration.
South Africa is a surfer’s dream destination. If you head to the coast, you have to try it—even if you’ve never surfed before, it’s definitely worth a trip. There’s no time to learn like the present! If you know anything about surf culture, you’ve definitely heard of Jeffery’s Bay, one of the world’s most famous surf spots. There are actually a few different places to ride the waves on Jeffery’s Bay, and it has something for surfers of every taste. If you’re looking for long rides and huge barrels, this is the place to go.
If any of these items are on your bucket list, then South Africa is a great place to check them off! If they aren’t on your agenda yet, then why not add them? South Africa boasts some of the most fun and exotic adventures you’ll find anywhere on the planet, from adrenaline-rushing drops to serene undersea landscapes. You won’t find opportunities like this anywhere else in the world! Drop us a mail at email@example.com and we’ll help you plan.
End your year in style by visiting the Hugenot Monument in Franschhoek for the town’s ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique & Champagne festival. This year’s black & white with a touch of bling theme, is the perfect opportunity for you to grab your most chic ensemble and set out to taste some of the region’s most exquisite bubblies. Just in case that wasn’t a good enough reason to get dolled up and ready for an amazing time, the best dressed couple each day will win a R5 000 MasterCard gift card. What better way to make the most of your festival experience?
Producers showcasing their renowned MCCs
Enjoy a variety of options from established producers such as Pierre Jourdan, Morena, Moreson, Boschendal, Pongracz, Leopard’s Leap, Steenberg, Villiera, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Noble Hill, Plaisir de Merle, Simonsig, Colmant, La Motte and JC Le Roux. In the same breath, you’ll also be introduced to a few producers which are more recently established, including: Maison Wine Estate, Le Lude and the Grande Province – all of which will give you greater insight into why Franschhoek is considered one of the premium destinations for producing sparkling wines in the world.
Pallet-teasing edibles from renowned local restaurants
Of course no Champagne festival would be complete without the right accompaniment of edibles, and the Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is no exception. Expect a range of gourmet dishes on offer from local eateries such as The Salmon Bar, Bread & Wine, Le Franschhoek The Restaurant at Grande Province, Le Franschhoek, Mont Rochelle, L’Ermatige to name a few. Each of these establishments offers visitors a distinctly French experience – the perfect setting for a bit of joie de vivre.
Tickets to the event cost R200 each, which will allow you access to the festival from 12–5pm for both days (5th & 6th). As part of your entry fee, you’ll also get a tasting glass and coupons.
If you use your MasterCard to purchase your ticket, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the cost of your ticket. You can book through Webtickets here.
Getting to and around the festival
If you’re looking to make the most of your festival experience, you can hire us to get you there, take you around and show you the best that Franschhoek has on offer. At Take2tours, we do custom trips to Franschhoek, and can make sure you get around safely while tasting as many Champagnes as you like. We can also help you experience more of the town with options as to which parts you can visit while you’re there. Contact us if you’d like a tailor-made tour experience.