Nothing says summer for us Cape Town locals like dinner and sundowners on the beach. And if we’ve learnt anything this year, it’s that we are truly privileged to be able to pop down to the beach for a quick swim or safely distanced outdoor escape whenever we please.
But it doesn’t matter if it’s on the beach, at your local park, on a wine farm, in the wood or even your own backyard – picnics are the perfect excuse to escape to nature and enjoy the open air and beauty around us.
They’re especially relevant now to keep us all safe and socially distanced while still being able to gather with groups of friends. And with a few essentials, you can easily pack a great picnic at a moment’s notice.
The Picnic Blanket
A classic picnic blanket is great way to set the stage for your outdoor meal. One with a waterproof backing and little padding goes a long way to creating a soft and dry picnic setting.
Picnic Blanket Round Up
1. Yuppie Picnic Rug from Karykase | 2. Maca Picnic Blanket from Woolworths | 3. Picnic Blanket from A Love Supreme | 4. Tartan Picnic Blanket in Bag from Migi Designs | 5. Mungo Picnic Blanket from Mungo
The Floor Cushion
If you’re creating a more “formal” picnic setup, a floor cushion is great way to add a little more comfort and create official seating for the event.
Floor Cushion Round Up
The Picnic Basket
The right type of picnic to suit your picnic style makes all the difference. In the heat of summer an insulated option makes all the difference, as does the size of the basket if you need to walk and carry it a long distance.
Picnic Basket Round Up
1. Country Road Byron Picnic Basket from Woolworths | 2. Seagrass Picnic Basket from Takealot | 3. Yuppie Moonlight Picnic Basket from Karycase | 4. Woodchip Picnic Basket from Takealot | 5. Polka Picnic Basket from Yuppiechef