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Buitenverwachting

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Address: 26 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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Great picnic

A picnic at Buiten is an essential ingredient early in our trips to Cape Town. Lovely bottle of wine, beautiful setting, good staff and nice, simple food.

Reviewed 16 February 2015
John J
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UK

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UK
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

A picnic at Buiten is an essential ingredient early in our trips to Cape Town. Lovely bottle of wine, beautiful setting, good staff and nice, simple food.

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Thank John J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Booked a picnic on the day they accomadated us on the short notice that was nice ... the general staff in the restaurant/coffee shop need to take some tips from the ladies at the picnic kitchen ... we were given such a warm welcome and got all our needs attended to with a smile and a pleasant attitude ...however coffee... More 

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Thank 587deanr
Gaborone, Botswana
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Try to pre-book a picnic at this estate. Lovely setting on the lawn. Tasty variety of food in the pre-booked basket. Watch out for the roaming (harmless) rooster as he loves to pinch food from right under your nose.

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Thank MAD M
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Having been recommended this vineyard due to the quality of the wines, unfortunately this trip was disappointing. The wines were pretty average and were accompanied by some fairly obnoxious behaviour from some other guests.

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66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We were a large group of 16 people and we were honored that the same vineyard owner gave us a tour of the winery and cellar , we were tasting wines which are excellent and understood the history of the place and the family . It was a great experience and the place well worth a visit .

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Thank Enrique T
Nairobi, Kenya
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

A very good meal but over attentive service to the point of constantly interrupting the conversation between myself and my companion. Whilst we arrived unannounced, and the restaurant squeezed us in, there was no effort to help us during the hour we waited (e.g. with drinks or call us by mobile when ready).

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Thank Lamu99
Auckland, New Zealand
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

When it came to finding a venue for my partner's mom's surprise 70th birthday party, a picnic buffet at Buitenverwachting made good sense for a group of 20-odd people who ranged in age and eating preferences. I did the organising from overseas and Adrienne, who runs the picnics, couldn't have been more helpful with the arrangements. We were a bit... More 

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Cape Town
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117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Today we arrived two minutes after closing time and asked for a tasting, but just got turned around coldly. There were many other people still being served and I'm sure some of then had just started their tasting. I asked if we maybe can just have three wines, but it was like I was talking to a door. If we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

I went to Buitenverwachting with my family as my sister love the place and highly recommended it . I am a tour operator and regurlarly send my guests to Cape Town to enjoy the Mother City and all it has to offer. Buitengewacting -gorgeous property, great wine and excellent platters. BUT lacking in friendly management. I felt like i was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Every time my wife and I visit Cape Town it has become compulsory that we spend an afternoon at Buitenverwachting with one of their fantastic picnic baskets. The setting is gorgeous, the food in the baskets excellent and plentiful, the service is first class and the wine eminently quaffable. I would like to say a big thank you to the... More 

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