“Wherever you’re planning a picnic, be it in the park, on a hike, at work, at the polo or at home, please feel free to drop us an email or give us a call and we can chat about what it is that you REALLY want. Your order can be delivered at a charge or picked up from our kitchen. You really can take your picnic anywhere.”
Having grown up in Natal with the luxury of both the bush and beach, picnics were always an ideal way to spend a day out with family, friends and of course, the dogs. The beauty about picnics is that they can be as simple or as fancy as you want, shared with loved ones or colleagues, both indoors or out. They can be served out of handmade wicker baskets or bio-degradable boxes. They are great for getting people together for games or group sports, for relaxing or reading a book.
A picnic can literally happen anywhere and that’s part of the fun. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re always just a few ingredients away from a picnic.
Why Picnics are so called?
When a picnic was being arranged for, the custom originally was that those who wanted to be present should supply the food and drinks. A list of those necessities having been drawn up, it was passed round, and each person picked out the article of food or drink that he or she was willing to supply, and the name of the article was nicked, or ticked off the list This form of entertainment became known as “pick and nick.” The custom is said to have dated from 1802.
Places to Picnic
Please note that The Picnic Pantry is not a Picnic Venue
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens – Krugersdorp
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens – Emmarentia
Stornoway Lodge – Lanseria
Emmarentia Dam – Emmarentia
Walkhaven – Zwartkop
Lonehill Park – Lonehill
Riversands Farm – Midrand
Dunkeld Bowls Club – Hume Road, Dunkeld
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – Morningside, Sandton
Shepstone Gardens – Observatory
Mushroom Farm Park – Sandton
Gillolly’s Farm – Germiston
Modderfontein Reserve – Modderfontein
Rietvlei Zoo Farm – Alberton
Hennops Picnic Spot – Pelindaba
Pretoria Botanical Gardens – Brummeria
Van Gaalens Cheese Farm - Skeerpoort
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