Kloof, South Africa

(031) 764-66... SHOW

If you are looking for somewhere different to spend an afternoon or even an hour or two look no further than the splendid Makaranga Botanical Gardens. Located in the suburb of Kloof it is difficult to believe that this 30 acre piece of stunning landscape is situated where it is; just a stone's throw from a major highway and just as close to the city of Durban! The gardens are just beautiful; there are stretches of perfectly manicured lawns, 18 different ponds (some home to fat, lazy Koi! ), a waterfall that feeds a small stream, magnificent Japanese gardens complete with bridges, lanterns, walkways and hand carved figures. Benches can be found throughout the gardens; some along the wheelchair friendly paths, some overlooking ponds and other tucked into quiet, secluded corners ... perfect for afternoon snoozes in the sunshine! Makaranga boasts an impressive collection of both indigenous and exotic trees as well as many species of Orchid, Camellia and Rhododendron - an absolute...

Botanical Gardens, Picnic Spots & Venues

Durban, South Africa

(031) 303-22... SHOW

Mitchell Park Zoo, also known as Mitchell Park or Mitchell's Park, is situated in the Morningside suburb of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Holding claim to being the only zoo in Durban, Mitchell Park was initially established as an ostrich farm in 1910. After an unprofitable start, other animals were introduced and it became home to many large animals; most notably an Indian Elephant called Nellie, who was given to the zoo by the Maharajah of Mysore in 1928. She could blow a mouth organ and crack coconuts with her feet.

Aquariums &/Or Zoos, Picnic Spots & Venues

Durban, South Africa

(031) 311-69... SHOW

The Japanese Gardens is an enchanting valley of lakes, waterfalls, and rustic bridges. Picnic beneath the willow and share your breadcrumbs with the many waterfowl. The gardens are open seven days a week and entrance is free. The Japanese Garden at Durban North is the most recently developed of the larger parks. Water gardens with Japanese structures are features in this pleasant park. Laid out in a traditional style, the Japanese Garden ponds attract a variety of water birds. There are picnic areas and a playground. Please note that we do not allow charcoal breis, only gas breis.

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Howick, South Africa

(033) 330-53... SHOW

Karkloof Nature Reserve near Howick has a forested picnic site with brei facilities and views of the waterfall.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

(033) 344-35... SHOW

The beautiful and tranquil KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden specialises in the conservation of plants from the eastern.

Botanical Gardens, Picnic Spots & Venues

Pretoria, South Africa

(012) 358-17... SHOW

While the well-known Fountains needs no introduction, few people realise that this recreational site was proclaimed as a nature reserve by President Paul Kruger on 1 February 1895 - making it the oldest nature reserve on the African continent. In the region of the two natural springs, which supply water to Tshwane residents, are various recreational facilities, such as a well-equipped caravan park. In the shade of large witstinkhout trees, alongside the Apies River and close to the swimming pool, shelters (dance floors), children's play park and the historical ruins of the house of Lucas Cornelius Bronkhorst, the brei facilities are located. The Denneboom Kiosk and the Fountains Deck Pub and Grill are within walking distance of this site. To round off your day of fun, take a ride on the miniature train through the valley.

Mountain Biking, Picnic Spots & Venues

Wilderness, South Africa

(044) 000-00... SHOW

Leentjiesklip is a portion of Wilderness Beach and is situated at the far western corner of Wilderness beach. The Wilderness Beach itself stretches from Kleinkrans to the mouth of the Keimans River estuary. Leentjiesklip and Leentjiesklip Beach are easily accessed from the N2. From Wilderness Village, turn into Station Road and again right into Sands Road. When you reach the beach you will find limited parking, clean ablutions facilities, sand-off foot shower and a brei (barbeque) and picnic area. The Leentjiesklip area is popular with for sunbathing, fishing, whale watching, birding and it also serves as a landing strip for hang-gliders and para-gliders. Fishermen come to this beach for a variety of fish species found in the area. More commonly caught are kabeljou, blactail, steenbrass, galjoen, mullet elf (shad) and the occasional spotted grunter.

Beaches, Picnic Spots & Venues

Pretoria, South Africa

(012) 843-50... SHOW

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's administrative capital, Pretoria.

Botanical Gardens, Picnic Spots & Venues

Brits, South Africa

(083) 226-78... SHOW

Our farm is situated in Skeerpoort, a village at the foot of the majestic Magaliesberg mountains and we are open six days a week from 8h00 to 17h00. We are closed on Tuesdays. We have a restaurant and full function facilities for weddings, family outings, corporate functions, team building and any kind of festive occasion. Tailor made proposals can be arranged like lunches for tour groups, picnics and wine tasting. Besides our restaurant we can offer you a lovely relaxing picnic on the banks of the Skeerpoort river. The picnic hampers must be booked at least a day in advance. Any quantity of cheese can be bought at the Farm Shop, as well as a selection of wine, preserves, souvenirs, a range of Dutch favorites, sweets, odds and ends. Bookings are essential.

Cheese, Dutch Restaurants, Picnic Spots & Venues

Alberton, South Africa

(011) 024-15... SHOW

Rietvlei Farm Johannesburg South

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Germiston, South Africa

(011) 453-57... SHOW

Situated in Bedfordview, Gillooys Farm provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Picnic and brei... Read More

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Paarl, South Africa

(021) 872-36... SHOW

Perl Mountain Nature Reserve has a range of picnic sites scattered near caves, waterfalls, huge granite rocks, and reservoirs.

Game Parks & Nature Reserves, Picnic Spots & Venues

Pretoria, South Africa

(012) 358-18... SHOW

Located on the outskirts of Pretoria, Rietvlei Nature Reserve is an ideal Sunday getaway for the family. The Reserve offers a host of activities for visitors ranging from game drives to bird watching, hiking and horse riding.

Game Parks & Nature Reserves, Picnic Spots & Venues

Wellington, South Africa

(021) 873-69... SHOW

Meandering through Doolhof Estate is the picturesque Kromme River, which is supplemented by Gawie-se-Water. The River Walk, which was created in 2007, allows visitors to enjoy the scenic views on offer at Doolhof. One can follow the meandering path for several kilometres and stop at any one of the designated picnic sites along the walk. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a 10km walk through the vineyards. Doolhof, which is known for its mysterious hills and vales, is also home to many small mammals, including buck, porcupine, baboons and even leopard and who knows - you might even come across the Minotaur! Delicious picnic baskets are available upon prior reservation. To book your picnic please call us on 021 873 6911.

Guest Houses, Picnic Spots & Venues, Wineries

Hartbeespoort, South Africa

(012) 259-38... SHOW

African Island Beach Resort has been created with beach lovers in mind, to satisfy the need for sun, sand and surf - without the long drive, heavy petrol costs, and constantly being asked "Are we there yet? " Big or small - Everyone can enjoy themselves by spending some quality time on our white, sandy "beaches". Whether you're here for a tan, you're looking to get wet, or you just want to enjoy yourself for a few hours, away from the hustle and bustle of city living, you can't go wrong with African Island. Please feel free to bring your own food and drink and enjoy a picnic at our resort. Don't forget to bring a gazebo or umbrella for a bit of shade. African Island is experiencing the full force of the African sun this Summer!

Picnic Spots & Venues