Picnics are an ideal way to spend a day out with the 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 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.



The Picnic Pantry offers custom picnic experiences.  From corporate events, private functions, baby showers, birthdays, year-end functions and weddings!  We can cater anywhere in Gauteng. Our Pantry For Hire includes items that you can hire for your own picnic, or for an additional fee we can set up the picnic for you (excludes groups under 4 people).  Hassle free picnics with thoughtfully sourced items, to make your picnic experience so much more memorable!


Of Picnics...

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.  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…



I would love too one day, but for now there is a list of places on our website that we recommend under “About Us” These are mostly public parks but have found that back garden or clubhouse picnics work just as well.  Please enquire directly through the park regarding entrance fee, opening and closing times, whether pallet tables and garden games are allowed.  Each park has their own set of rules.

A fully stocked basket that comes with all the goodies you need to have a picnic.  A wooden board, porcelain side plates, tea towel, stainless steel cutlery in hessian bags, napkins, refresher towels and wine, champagne glasses or plastic drinking ware.

Yes, delivery charge is calculated on mileage.  R15 per km one way. Delivery fee is one charge, collection is another charge.  Deliveries take place on a Friday and collection on Monday unless you are using a public space where delivery and collection needs to take place on the same day.  There is a once off delivery fee unless goods are taken over 2 weekends.

Yes, we are situated at Rustic Timbers Centre, 42 Witkoppen Road, Fourways.  Business hours are generally 08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday, arrangements can be made for after hours and weekends.  Preference is to collect on a Friday and return on Monday.  There is a once off hire fee unless the goods are taken over 2 weekends. 

No, unfortunately not.   We are happy to provide the catering, hired goods and delivery, just not the set-up.

Yes, we require R500 refundable security deposit. This will be refunded to when all items have been returned in the original condition it was upon hiring. The deposit can be paid via cash, EFT or card.

We do require all the cutlery, crockery and glassware to be washed before they are returned however, This is not a requirement for the blankets, cushions, table runners & tablecloths.  Please take care with the white and light blankets and cushions.

Should any items be missing or broken when your order is returned we will charge cost price on all damages and losses incurred.

If collection is on the day of your event and you are running over the organised collection time, a penalty fee will be imposed for keeping the driver and his assistant waiting.  R100 per staff member for every hour, R50 per 30mins.  This is dependent on other collections that day.

We don’t supply these items, however work closely with other companies that do.  Happy to provide contact names and numbers.

White Pallets:1mt x 1mt x 20cm high. 

Natural Pallets:1.1mt x 94cm x 13cm high.

Picnic Tables: 90cm x 90cm x 25cm high. 

4 if you are laying them in a row next to each other, 6 if they are scattered.

This is personal preference and also depends on the age group of your party.

2 People per blanket if you are putting the blankets around the pallet.  The blankets DO NOT go under the pallets.  4 people per blanket if the blankets are scattered and they are sitting, 2 per blanket if they are “lounging”.  1 cushion per person.

Unfortunately not any longer as they were becoming a nightmare to clean.

We have cream and beige, we will supply brown blankets to lay underneath the lighter ones.

We are situated at Rustic Timbers Centre, 42 Witkoppen Road, Fourways.  Business hours are generally 08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday. 

You can either order directly off our website:


send us an email with your event date, numbers, colour scheme / theme, venue address and we will draw up a quote for you.

Yes, but we prefer if you can pay the 50% deposit to secure your booking upfront (unless coming through to the premises with the credit card)



Please note, The Picnic Pantry is not a Picnic Venue!