A handful of secluded picnic sites within the hotel’s fynbos gardens offer wonderful mountain and ocean views, with plenty of outdoor space and fresh air for keeping children entertained. Order a bottle of Champagne to toast a birthday, anniversary or other special celebration against a spectacular sunset backdrop. Our luxury picnics also provide the perfect ambiance for a romantic date night.
A much-loved landmark within the gardens of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is the remarkable geological feature known as Stanley’s Rock. Shaped by millennia of wind and rain, this piece of naturally-sculpted granite is named for Stanley Tollman, husband of Bea Tollman, founder and President of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. With its impressive views out over the Atlantic Ocean, it has become an especially popular choice for sundowners, picnics and romantic marriage proposals. Stanley and Bea's lifelong love story certainly sets the tone for a successful marriage.
If you are looking for a low-key walking trail to accompany your picnic, easy pathways meander through our fynbos gardens, leading to a handful of unforgettable picnic sites. Equipped with tables and sun umbrellas, these mountainside locales offer dramatic sea views and provide the perfect location to indulge in a sumptuous picnic basket.