One of the best ways to enjoy the #CTSummer holidays is with a picnic in a gorgeous setting. Pack your own or purchase a picnic from some of the Cape Town Big 7 attractions.
Picnic with a view, that’s what you will get when you make your way to the Table Mountain Cableway. Pack your own picnic basket and blanket and find a spot where you can enjoy your meal with a view. Alternatively, visit the Table Mountain Café tasty treats, great coffee, breakfast and light meals. Try out their new WiFi lounge, where you can upload your photos to Instagram while sipping on a hot coffee and tucking into a tasty slice of cake.
Spread out on the lawns, sit at their chairs and tables, and make yummy noises all day long whilst taking in the amazing views. Simon’s Restaurant provide delicious gourmet picnics: Selection of Pates and Dips, Baguette, Cured and home cooked cold cuts, Classic Coronation Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Mustard mayo, Green Salad pack, Select local cheese, biscuits and Preserves. Dessert R350 Packed for two / R220 for a single basket.
Purchase a bottle or two of Groot Constantia Wines to compliment your picnic.
Please call 021 794 1143 to pre-book your picnic basket 1 day in advance.
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Experience goodness at the V&A Food Market. An array of street food served in an authentic market environment, with over 40 vendors housed in the historical Pumphouse building off Nobel Square. Live music, craft beer and great food. Select your favourite foods and dine outside at one of the umbrellaed benches.
Visit the Oranjezicht City Farmers Market, held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers.
Bring your own picnic or pick up a gourmet basket at one of Kirstenbosch restaurants.
Kirstenbosch Tea Room offers patrons the option to make up their own “Garden Gourmet Picnic” from the picnic menu; alternatively, you can order take away from the menu. Tailor-made picnics for large groups can be arranged if booked in advance.
Moyo Kirstenbosch has a variety of picnic basket options to suit your taste and pocket. Find a detailed menu here.
Robben Island does not have any restaurant facilities so it is best that you either bring your own picnic basket or do pop in at one of the many deli shops at the V & A Waterfront.
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The standard tour to @robben_island is 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides. The ferries leave at 9am, 11am and 1pm (winter); 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm (summer), weather permitting. The ferry ride is half an hour each way. from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
The Company’s Garden is one of the most beautiful green areas in the CBD. Pack your own picnic and find a spot under a shady tree where you can spread out your picnic blanket. Alternatively, visit the fantastic Company’s Garden Restaurant and dine under the ancient trees. Check out their menu’s here.
Be entertained by buskers, dancers, marimba bands, games and more in the Company’s Garden and surrounds. This month, Cape Town Embrace will be presenting a range of kiddies’ activities, so be sure to bring the whole family. When: 19 November Time: 10:00 – 14:00 Where: The Company’s Garden, St George’s Mall & Waterkant Street #CTBig7 #CityWalk #Tourism #Travel #CapeTown @capetownsoul
Sunday morning breakfast is worth the trip to The Company’s Garden Restaurant in the CBD. Breathe in fresh garden air while sipping on your hot coffee. #companysgardenrestaurant #gardens #capetown #city #capetownliving #greatforkids 👩👩👧👦#beautifulgardens 🌾🌺#pefectday #underthetrees 🌳 #coffee ☕️ #thecoffeeroute 📸
Cape Point is located in the Table Mountain National Park and offers a variety of picnic spots. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket and find great swimming spots, picnic sites and walks at the Bordjiesrif and Buffels Bay tidal pools.
Not in the mood for a picnic? Visit the Two Oceans Restaurant which is famous for its seafood cuisine as it is for a superb wooden deck that looks out onto one of the most stunning ocean views in South Africa.
When you first pass through the gates at #CapePoint, it’s quite tempting to race straight to the point. But the stops along the way are equally beautiful. This is Buffels Bay beach, a quick detour to your left before you reach the main view sites. Perfect for a quick swim, a braai in the demarcated zones or a picnic on the green grass. #CapeTown
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One Destination, 7 Unbelievable Experiences
There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 7, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 7 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.
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