Opinel Nomad cooking kit
R1 200, awesometools.co.za Trust the French to make an outdoor cooking kit with such pizzazz. Included are a pocket vegetable peeler, a folding knife with serrated 12cm blade, folding corkscrew knife with 10cm blade, a cutting board and a dish towel that doubles as a travel pouch.
Picnic Spot extended chair
R345, picnicspot.co.za Similar to the chairs used at outdoor cinemas but without the weights, this one supports you well if you sit with your legs straight out in front of you and pull the straps tight. It might look a bit strange but your back won’t complain. Unclip the straps and you have a waterproof cushion for two.
Campmaster 4 Person picnic set
A cooler bag and picnic set combined, it has a wine cooler attached on one side and storage space on the other. Included are cutlery, plates and wine glasses for four and more than enough space in the cooler compartment for a picnic banquet.
Vango Hawthorn table
A dinky table, with a surface area similar to the size of an A3 board, makes a big difference at a picnic when cutting cheese or resting a wine glass. It’s very light (just 76g) and rolls up into the shape of a small baguette.
Volkano Mini Bazooka Squared
This portable speaker provides versatility while you’re on the move, switching from USB, FM Radio, SD Card, Aux and Bluetooth modes. The volume is impressive (the bass not so much), it has a battery life of two to three hours, plus the strap makes it easy to carry. This South African brand is affordable compared to others on the market.