A perfect spot for picnicking,
The park was donated by Bait and Co in 1904, with the park being divided into a public park and zoological garden. If one does not feel like a picnic, there are popular African themed restaurants to satisfy the biggest of appetites.
Contact: 011 483 1017.
When I was a child, Paradise Valley Nature Reserve was a spot where we loved to picnic.
Spanning more than 100ha of coastal and remnant grassland, it has one of the two national monuments to be found in Pinetown, the Umbilo Waterworks, built in 1887.
The family can go on a hike before a picnic with all four of the trails in the reserve leading to the picnic area. There is also a waterfall, where you can take photographs or just enjoy the beauty of nature.
Price: R14 for adults, R11 for children.
The oldest garden in
While picnicking, remember to watch out for squirrels. Visit if you enjoy viewing history in one of the city’s most remarkable sites.
Price: Free entry.
Polokwane Bird Sanctuary
The 43ha sanctuary just north of the city boasts 320 species. If you are planning on a picnic, what better place than among some of the most beautiful birds in the country?
Facilities include a good network of paths, birding view hides, walking trails and braai lapas.
Where: Access is from the R521 from Polokwane to Dendron,
Contact: 015 290 2332/2317.
Polokwane Game Reserve
Another great picnic spot, Polokwane Game Reserve is one of the largest municipal reserves in the country and an ideal place for anyone who wants to spot game while enjoying time and food with family.
Where: Along the R37, near Meropa Casino and Entertainment World