Picnic-style Family Summer Fun with OUMA

With January in full swing, planning a family breakaway might prove to be a challenging task. Fortunately, there is still plenty to do for those who decide to keep things local instead. Picnics are a great and affordable way to spend the summer holidays outdoors with the family, and also offer the opportunity to bring along some of your most loved and convenient treats, such as OUMA Rusks.


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For generations, OUMA have been South Africa’s most loved rusks and they have hand-picked five picnic spots where people can “Dip ‘n OUMA” with their loved-ones, for an unforgettable family holiday outing:

Ethel and James Grey Park, Johannesburg

This 36 hectare tract of land is fed by the Sandspruit River that winds through a series of landscaped lawns, indigenous vegetation, walkways and benches. The park provides a green lung in an otherwise built up residential part of the city, giving local residents in the high-density area an escape that offers a space for reflection, relaxation and picnics.

Emmarentia Dam and Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

Visitors can enjoy the various special gardens and the main arboretum, which houses family groupings of plants and trees from South Africa and the rest of the world. Pick a spot on the tranquil lawn next to the dam and enjoy an escape from the city life with your family.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

This garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. This 36-hectare garden is famous for their Sunday Sunset Concerts.

Jameson Park, Durban

This gorgeous park is set on a former pineapple plantation that has been transformed into an enchanting rose garden. It is host to over 200 rose species and an impressive 600 rosebushes that transform the garden into a fairy-tale during their bloom from September to November.

Rietvlei Lifestyle Centre, Alberton

This spot promises a day of adventure and fun for the entire family. Start the day with a round of putt-putt, then have a look at the farm animals, take a ride on the steam train or tractor and end the adventure with a relaxed family picnic surrounded by tranquil natural wetlands, large trees and gardens.

Take advantage of the warm temperatures, sunny skies and break from work responsibilities this holiday season by packing your favourite OUMA Rusks in your basket and relish in some quality family picnic time.

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The OUMA legend lives on. The story of OUMA rusks started in 1939 in the small North-Eastern Cape town of Molteno. The great depression spurred OUMA Greyvensteyn and her friends to find ways of helping their community. OUMA Greyvensteyn started by baking a batch of rusks using her trusted family recipe. After selling these delicious treats to farming families in the community, orders soon started pouring in and a much loved, iconic South African brand was born. Today, OUMA Greyvensteyn is still South Africa’s most famous rusk baker. The OUMA bakery runs around the clock to ensure that South Africans will always be able to “Dip ‘n OUMA”.



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