“Men and women today do not spend whole days at the dining table and ten-course meals have disappeared. But more than ever before, food, through the choice of dishes and their preparation, forms an integral part of life and remains the natural expression of conviviality.”
Robert J Courtine – Larousse Gastronomique

It is in this spirit that we welcome you to the Picnics at Vergelegen!



Vergelegen’s mystic camphor forest is the setting for a luxury, “white tablecloth” picnic. It offers an opportunity for both intimate as well as family and friend gatherings in a beautifully shaded and tranquil camphor forest,  descendants of the original camphor trees, planted by Van der Stel in the 1700’s.

The word picnic consists of ‘pic’ meaning to pick at food, and ‘nic’ referring to something small. So, we have given you a superb selection of small things to pick at to please the palate and the senses.

Display of the picnic table at the Picnic at Vergelegen

Operating hours

Open Mondays to Sundays; 12H15-13H30 for collection of picnic baskets (Nov-Apr) | Closes at 16H30

Reservations essential (at least 24 hours in advance)


Contact details

Email:  [email protected] Or Phone 021 847 2111.

Alternatively, scroll down to make your reservation via Dineplan.


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