I love nothing more than to spend a sunny day outside on a picnic. When you live in a city like Cape Town, where there is no shortage of scenic views, it is awfully difficult to pick a place to picnic. Access to fresh air, quiet space away from urban noise, and beautiful, green scenery are just a handful of things I look for when I'm selecting a location to relax. These three locations meet all of my criteria, and are waiting for you to bring a blanket, yummy food, and a few good friends:
This garden is a phenomenal gem hidden behind the Green Point Stadium and the Atlantic Ocean. Because Cape Town (and South Africa) is a biodiversity hot spot, the creation of this park was a part of the 2010 World Cup planning and combines a vast variety of plant life all in one space. For picnic eats, I would stop by
in Sea Point, or the
at the V&A Waterfront.
Around the other side of Table Mountain, you'll find my favorite place to sit and relax in Cape Town. No matter how often I visit, I always notice a new tree or plant, which makes every visit special and unique. If it's the weekend, I kick back and enjoy watching the festive wedding parties passing by, en route to having their photos taken. I'll never forget
I enjoyed with my friends in this park. For picnic eats, I would stop by the
, located a bit further up Main Road in Kenilworth.
The best part? All of these parks are free, family friendly, and have space to wander around to burn some post-picnic calories. Try to keep these spaces looking great for the next person to enjoy - that means disposing of your litter before you leave, picking up after your dog, and using recycling bins wherever possible. Enjoy!