Where to take your ‘lovey’ this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town
Love is in the air in Cape Town as hopeless romantics start to make their special plans for their special someones.
Whether you’re a die-hard Valentine’s Day fan or prefer to just go with the flow, we can all agree that a little romance goes a long way. And luckily for us, we live in a pretty spectacular place. Cape Town is the perfect backdrop for the ultimate Valentine’s Day.
Here are our 5 favourite spots for a romantic Valentine’s Day with your special someone:
1. A Movie under the Stars
Take movie night outside this Valentine’s Day!
Those who often reminisce about visiting the old-school drive-in during the good old days certainly don’t want to miss this.
The Galileo Open-Air Cinema at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate has become one of the most popular ways to spend a romantic night out in Cape Town. Weather-wise, February in the Mother City is almost always perfect and Nooitgedacht are pulling out all the stops for all you hopeless romantics.
The price includes the screening of Valentine’s Day (how apt!), a backrest, a cosy blanket, a refreshing welcome drink, plus a heart-shaped lollipop to enjoy during the film.
R304 between Stellenbosch and the N1 | Stellenbosch | www.webtickets.co.za
2. Dinner and a Show at Stardust Diner
Stardust Diner, as most locals in the know will tell you, is the home of the singing waiter.
Aside from attending to your every need during your delicious meal, your waiter or waitress will take to the stage from 8pm to wow the crowd with pure talent.
Dancing on your table is not only common, but encouraged. Which is why a night of fabulous entertainment with these theatre stars is an experience you definitely want to share with your sweetheart.
An evening at Stardust Diner is sure to be a night to remember.
118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 462 7777 | www.stardustcapetown.com
3. Jazz Vibes at the Piano Bar
If you and your ‘lovey’ enjoy the smooth sounds of local jazz while you wine and dine, the Piano Bar in De Waterkant is the ultimate treat this Valentine’s Day.
This year, the Piano Bar will treat you and your Valentine to a delectable 3-course meal, including a starter platter of salmon, risotto and other treats, cannelloni or beef fillet mains and a surprise dessert. Your mouth-watering meal will be paired with a delicious glass of Prosecco. Open from 6pm until late, you can simply slow down and enjoy an atmosphere second to none.
Enjoy perfect food, the perfect atmosphere… and an all-round perfect night.
47 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 418 1096 | www.thepianobar.co.za
4. Picnicking at Boschendal Estate
A lazy picnic in the winelands… it doesn’t get more romantic than this.
If you’re all about the simple pleasures in life, a picnic at Boschendal Wine Estate with your significant other is definitely worth the drive.
Their delicious, organic picnic baskets are filled to bursting with homemade preserves and sauces, fresh baguettes, a whole roast chicken, garden salads, cheeses and homemade organic ice-cream.
Grab your basket, some plush complimentary beanbags or cosy lawn chairs and pick a shady, secluded spot on the rolling lawns. After tucking into your sumptuous picnic, kick back and while the afternoon away in absolute bliss.
5. A Romantic Day at Eden on the Bay
Sea, sand and sunsets for days… All you need is love and Eden on the Bay.
Boasting one of Cape Town’s best views of Table Mountain, Eden on the Bay is a firm favourite Valentine’s Day destination for locals every year (and all year round, for that matter).
Here you will find romantic activities to suit every personality:
- ‘Waffle’ over waffles at the Big Bay Waffle Company
- Enjoy a sunset SUP with your squeeze at Cabrinha
- Relaxing traditional couples massages at Aiyara Thai Spa
- Intimate dinners at one of their top restaurants, including Moyo, Eden Café and Primi
With options like that, your Valentine’s Day is sure to be one for the books.
Cnr Sir David Baird & Otto du Plessis Drive, Big Bay, Bloubergstrand | www.edenonthebaymall.co.za