A unique experience with Dial-a-Picnic

Picnic  [pik.nik]


1.       An outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors.

Generally to have a picnic you will need a blanket, some food and drinks… perhaps a good book or the company of some good friends, family or that special someone. I can imagine some moms or the hopeless romantic spending hours on end planning and prepping for the ultimate picnic… but what if I told you there was a way to eliminate this hassle, worry and stress, where all you have to do is show up? Well, this is exactly what Dial-a-picnic is there for!

As their name suggests, you dial them up and they bring you a picnic. What better way to truly enjoy a beautiful Durban afternoon than a picnic on the beach or at the Botanic Gardens.

Sticking to a Valentine’s Day theme, Durbanite were lucky enough to enjoy such a picnic and in turn we get to share it with you… so here goes!


We were greeted on Sunday afternoon by Caryn and Lindy, two lovely ladies who were friendly, helpful and flexible as we requested a change in venue due to the gloomy weather earlier in the day. Once they had set up our surprise picnic, they left us to our own devices and instructed us to take our time and enjoy the experience (aye aye captain!).

We made our way to our picnic site and were greeted by a lovely red and white themed set up, with pillows for extra comfort and two red hearts scattered at the edge of the blanket – a nice finishing touch! As we encroached upon the closed picnic basket, thoughts of hidden treasure flashed before me! We slowly unpacked our basket (which seemed never ending), opening each dish one by one “ooh’ing and aah’ing” in delight. A selection of cold meats, cape salmon with crème cheese served on rocket (divine!), a tasty smoked snoek pate, some free range chicken liver pate (my favourite!), a crunchy salad with honey and balsamic dressing (delicious dressing!), a selection of 3 estate cheeses (I love cheese!) and biscuits. There was so much more, but I will leave that up to you, my curious readers, to do some investigating of your own! Drinks were kept cool on ice as we sat back, enjoyed the outdoors, indulged and let the afternoon slowly slip away…

A wonderful experience which I highly recommend you give a try! Thank you Dial-a-Picnic, we will be giving you a call in the near future.

Contact information:



Mobile: 079 099 9115

Email: durban@dialapicnic.co.za

Website:  http://www.dialapicnic.co.za