A tranquil, leisurely picnic seems like just the right medicine after the year that was 2020. Now you can make the most of the beautiful Highveld weather and wind down the year with a gourmet picnic from Arbour Café & Courtyard.
Famed for its breakfasts, gallettes and crepes, Arbour is now offering gourmet picnic packages. There are five perfectly packaged options, each with a selection of savoury and sweet treats. Catering to groups of 10 people, the options include Cheese, Charcuterie & Cheese, Charcuterie & Cheese Deluxe, Mediterranean and An English Affair, each with a sweet and decadent ending.
The Arbour Picnic Packages come complete with eco plates and paper serviettes. You can even add a bottle or two of wine or bubbles from the Gourmet Grocer next door. Prices range from R1 295 to R2 970. This could even be a perfect option for a chilled year-end corporate tea or lunch at one of these four picnic hotspots in and around Joburg:
North: Mushroom Farm Park / Hyundai Sky Park
This park is a great getaway for families with kids who want some entertainment over weekends or in the holidays. The park has many sources of entertainment like an interactive children’s play area, outdoor gym and duck pond.
South: Rietvlei Lifestyle Centre
For a kid-friendly day out, get down to Rietvlei. They have plenty of activities to keep your children busy while you enjoy a picnic under the trees.
West: Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Kloofendal Nature Reserve is Johannesburg’s first nature reserve, built on one of South Africa’s oldest mines. The gorgeous walking trails often have guided hikes organised by ‘Friends of Kloofendal’, which are both educational and scenic. You can hike, enjoy the animal and birdlife, and even organise a tour of the old mine.
East: Gillooly’s farm
The main feature of Gillooly’s farm is the large human-made dam that expands over the majority of the park. A small stream runs through the remainder of the park. Because of these fantastic water features, luscious green grass, lovely tall trees and an array of bird life all occupy the park, it’s the perfect picnic spot.