Where To Enjoy A Romantic Picnic Offering In Or Near Joburg


In the vibrant heart of South Africa lies Johannesburg, a city known for its dynamic energy and bustling urban life. Yet, hidden within this lively metropolis are serene pockets of nature, offering respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. These tranquil oases serve as perfect settings for a cherished outdoor tradition: the picnic.

Toadbury Hall Country Hotel

Out in the Muldersdrift countryside, is a lovely gem that are renowned for their gourmet picnic offerings – Toadbury Hall Country Hotel. Relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility of their beautiful estate, nestled away from the daily hustle and bustle of the busy city. Toadburg Hall offers three different gourmet picnic experiences for you to choose from! Click here for more information and to book your gourmet picnic.

And after you’ve enjoyed and tucked into your gourmet picnic, there’s no need to rush off as you’re welcome to sip on a sundowner in their manicured gardens or on the Bijou patio. Sounds absolutely lovely!

Details: | | 010 593 7523 | Plot 64, Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift.

The Blades

How about an elegant yet relaxing picnic set on the green rolling lawns of The Blades, overlooking the Roodeplaat Dam? If this sounds like your cup of tea, then be sure to book this lovely picnic experience then next time you’re heading to Pretoria. Upon your arrival, collect your picnic basket filled with freshly prepared, delectable treats then pick your picnic location of choice. There are various locations to choose from depending on what you’re in the mood for – lounging on the grass overlooking the dam; picnic at the poolside with a fully stocked pool bar for your convenience; or have a picnic in the middle of our untamed bush surrounded by the sounds of nature and birdsong. As for the picnic basket treats, they have menus that will satisfy your taste buds, no matter whether it’s an intimate setup for two or a family day out. Bookings are essential.

Details: | | 012 161 0802 | Plot 75, Kameeldrift Road, Zeekoegat, Pretoria.

Budmarsh Country Lodge

Just an hour from Joburg, located in the beautiful countryside of Magaliesburg, you’ll find the Budmarsh Country Lodge. And here, they offer you a serene and tranquil setting to enjoy a lovely picnic for two, to celebrate being together or a special occasion, surrounded by their beautiful gardens. The lodge’s Executive Chef will fill your picnic basket with a variety of delicious delights that you can enjoy while spending a peaceful afternoon on their lush lawns, under the trees or in the sunshine. While you’re outdoors, picnicking and taking in the scenery, be sure to also keep an eye out for the variety of birds that can be found in the area, in particular the elusive Golden Oriel. as well as their resident Fish Eagles and Kingfishers. Read more here.

Details: | | 083 610 1214 | T1 Magalies Meander Road, R96, Magaliesburg, Gauteng.

Lethabo Estate

We have been to this spot and we can say that it is an absolute must if you’re looking to sweep your partner off of their feet with a romantic picnic for two. Set on the banks of one of the three rivers that flows through the Crocodile River Reserve, Lethabo Estate just a short drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg offers the perfect setting for that extra special occasion or simply if you wish to thrill your partner with a unique date. The romantic riverside picnic offers at Lethabo Estate includes:

Click here for costs and more information about this lovely and oh-so romantic riverside picnic offerings.

Details: | | 082 654 1690 | 25 Jukskeidrif Road, Lanseria, Johannesburg.

African Pride Irene Country Lodge, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION®

If you’re looking to go all out with the romance, why not book African Pride Irene Country Lodge, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION®’s Romantic Picnic Getaway? This offer includes one night’s accommodation, breakfast and dinner for two, a divine picnic under the big oak tree, one of their must-try tasting experiences and a romantic turndown. The romantic picnic for two can be enjoyed on their lush lawns. Bookings are essential, so be sure to visit the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION® website and book your romantic rendezvous now.

Details: | | 012 667 6464 | Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria.

Kievits Kroon Wine Estate

It seems Pretoria has all of the lovely picnicking thrills! Out in Kameeldrift, the beautiful Kievits Kroon Wine Estate offers an exquisite picnic experience, all setup on the estate’s freshly manicured lawns. Or you can opt to experience the breathtaking view of the golden sunset over their magnificent estate from The Veranda in front of the Manor House veranda, adjacent to Granita and the Library Bar. And be sure to complete your experience by ordering delicious gourmet food and wines from their multiple award-winning wine list to enhance the special occasion or unique date night. The hotel will provide a picnic blanket, cushions and a treat-filled basket of tasty delights from their build-yourself-menu. Be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Details: | | 012 819 8600 | Plot 41, Reier Road, Kameeldrift-East, Pretoria.


This delightful venue is perfect for various smaller gatherings, including children’s birthday parties and intimate weddings. It’s a versatile space featuring an enchanting indoor area that seamlessly extends onto a veranda and into the garden. Whether you seek the joy of basking in the sun under the trees or the cosy ambiance of their farmhouse-style indoor setting, you’ll find your ideal setting here. Additionally, their Ground Café serves as a convenient stop for refreshments, whether you’re cycling through the Cradle or simply looking for a tasty bite during your visit. View their menus here.

Details: | | 063 296 2274 | Plot 19 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift.

Rosemary Hill

Discover serenity away from the hustle and bustle as you immerse yourself in their delightful picnic affair. Tailored for families and friends yearning for cherished moments, their picnics promise to captivate your senses and forge enduring memories.

Savuor their gourmet picnic selections: Single Picnic Box, Duo Picnic Box, Romantic and Family Friendly boxes. Read more here.

Details: | | 083 235 6857 | 257 Mooiplaats, N4 East Exit 18 Pretoria East.

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