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Enjoy our tranquil setting, with breathtaking views, 15 delectable dishes packed in stunning wicker baskets, a bottle of wine to share,  picnic blankets plus cushions to add to the relaxed and enjoyable experience.

T’s & C’s:

  • Gourmet Picnics are prepared with the freshest ingredients and MUST be paid for 48 hours prior to your arrival to secure your booking.
  • Please note private picnic spots are allocated strictly from 11:30 ending at 15:30

Gourmet food on the go! This casually chic deli provides an enticing variety of snacks and beverages.

Otter’s Deli is our casual eatery offering quick snacks or the opportunity to take a moment to enjoy a delicious bite either on the deck or collect your basket filled with country pâtés, French bread, cold meats, salads, French specialties and cheeses, relax and enjoy the tranquility our estate offers. Tables, benches, blankets and cushions are set in the shade, under the lofty, fragrant pine trees and nature – perfect for a relaxed sunny afternoon, with a glass of wine in your hand. To complete the meal, the Otters Deli’s wine list offers the full range of South African finest wines to enjoy with your picnic and to enhance your “Toadbury Hall” experience. There are also takeaway foods to enjoy on your Cradle of Humankind day trips.


Artisanal, international delicatessen



-25° 56′ 56.65″ S

27° 52′ 42.12″ E

Outdoor seating

40 plus 13 private picnic spots plus free standing



  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Wednesday- Sunday
  • 07:00 – 17:00


Dishes and prices are subject to change without notice due to the availability of our fresh ingredients.

Please note that Gourmet Picnic Baskets are made fresh to order.  Please ensure you book and confirm your Gourmet Picnic Booking 48-hours prior to your arrival time.