With life returning to a bit more normalcy and summers longer days and warmer weather upon us, Netflix and Chill is no longer acceptable as your only date night activity. Here are some fun and unique date night ideas to really impress your significant other and enjoy the beauty and energy Cape Town has to offer.
Looking to surprise that special someone in your life? There’s no better way than with a beautiful posy from Petal&Post.
A timeless tradition, sending flowers has never failed to make a good impression and leave them smiling with every glance at their beautiful blooms. The team at Petal&Post pride themselves on making this possible with their signature posies and joyful service. Early each morning they’re up and sourcing the freshest seasonal flowers from local farms, styling them into that day’s unique posy, and getting ready to bring you closer to your loved ones.
All the guess work and tough decision making is off your shoulders with their daily predesigned posy, available to see on their website. Each posy comes beautifully wrapped in crisp white paper along with a handwritten note card for your personalised message. Want to make your date feel extra special? Browse through their Market Place page for the perfect craft gift to take your order from a treat to a luxury treatment.
Pre-order to secure your posy, but don’t worry if you’ve forgotten that important date! You can place your same day orders until 1pm. For the gift that keeps on giving, take a look at their subscription service and have a posy delivered every week, fortnight, or month.
Don’t want to miss out on seeing your date’s reaction in person? Stop by the studio to pick out your treats and gift them personally, you can find them at the Old Biscuit Mill – be sure to swing past every Saturday and Sunday for the market!
Where: Delivery areas
Clay Cafe in the City is a ceramic painting venue and tapas bar. It has all the fun of the Hout Bay venue with the focus being on adults, delicious food and cocktails, making it the perfect date night activity.
In the heart of Cape Town on Bree street, it is a craft-focused space where you can be creative and learn new techniques. Take the time to experiment with guidance from their team of knowledgeable individuals who will help you achieve your ceramic masterpiece. Sit back and enjoy mouth-watering tapas or pizzas and get lost in the painting activity. Enjoy a cocktail or beverage of your choice and stir up your creativity this summer!
Accompanied by some relaxing music, this is the perfect way to unwind with your partner or have a fun ice-breaking activity for a first date. Unleash your inner artist with Clay Cafe. Happy painting!
Turn around time: 3 to 4 weeks until items are ready.
When: Monday and Tuesday: 10am to 5pm | Wednesday to Friday: 10am to 10pm | Saturday: 9am to 10pm | Sunday: 9am to 6pm
Where: 199 Bree St, Gardens, Cape Town
Cost: R55 to R380
Looking for the ultimate romantic getaway? The 4-star Spier Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing weekend for two.
With village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River, you are surrounded by beauty. You can relax by the pool, do some wine tasting, eat at the various dining options and melt away any tension with a spa treatment.
Enjoy quality time together amidst white-washed gables and majestic oaks with their Just the Two of Us package that includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast, a candlelit, three-course dinner with wine, a spa treatment, a bottle of Spier Cap Classique and more – you don’t get more romantic than this!
When: Booking Required
Where: R310 Stellenbosch
Are you and your partner adrenaline junkies or want to try an adventurous date experience that is guaranteed to be a life-long memory?
Cape Hope Paragliding offers fun, exhilarating and professional Tandem Paragliding Flights, giving you the thrill of flight and the taste of freedom by taking you up above Signal Hill with unparalleled views of Cape Town and Table Mountain.
They use highly experienced Instructors licensed by SAHPA, all it takes from you is a will to fly, and they’ve got the rest. They’ll make sure you are in good hands and can even get the whole thing recorded with some of the latest GoPro cameras to capture amazing photos and videos of your tandem paragliding flight.
Get your heart pumping, enjoy scenic views, and share a bucket list experience with someone special.
When: Booking Required
Where: Cape Hope Paragliding, 1 Signal Hill, Cape Town
Cost: From R1300
Escape into nature for some quality one-on-one time at Glen Eden Farm situated on the famous and beautiful Route 62.
Glen Eden is a smallholding of 50 hectares with 5 cottages and a glamping site, Glen Eden Ranch, all furnished for a convenient and comfortable romantic weekend. All cottages have private splash pools and Netflix-ready smart TVs. Each site at Glen Eden Ranch has a hand-made gypsy wagon, tepee tent, private bathrooms, a small kitchen, braai, fire pit as well as a wood-fired hot tub – the perfect place to get comfy and share a bottle of wine.
There are a number of scenic walks around the farm where you can wander around and visit the alpacas, donkeys goats, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, geese and ducks or you can read a book and relax near the dam. The dam has a picnic and braai area where you can even fish for black bass and tilapia.
When: Booking Required
Where: Ruigtevlei, Rietvlei Number 1, Montagu
Cape Town boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes from pristine beaches to rocky mountains – making it the perfect backdrop for a breathtaking helicopter ride.
See the natural beauty, hidden nooks and epic landmarks like you’ve never seen them before with NAC helicopters Cape Town, based at the iconic V&A waterfront. You can create a custom helicopter tour around Cape Town, or select one of their carefully curated helicopter charters: including the Cape winelands, golf courses, private game reserves and much more.
And if you’re really wanting to make an impression why not take a helicopter ride to one of Cape Towns most elite restaurants or wine farms for lunch, dinner or wine tasting before flying back – a date you will never forget.
When: Daily 8am to 6pm
Where: 220 E Pier Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Cost: From R5310
For some, the way to their heart is through their stomach so what could be better than a fun cooking experience where you will learn the secrets of making your own dumplings. Or if you want a romantic night in without the worry of making food, try one of Home Bao’s many pre-made Dim Sum that are ready to eat in 10 minutes.
With the goal of bringing great Asian food from their home to yours, Home Bao’s ingredients are carefully sourced from the local market and butchery, using fresh vegetable puree to make colourful dumpling wrappers, without using any colourants or preservatives – keeping each bite not only delicious but nutritious too.
Learn how to do it yourself at their cooking class where all ingredients are provided to make 15 x pork potstickers, 15 x vegan potstickers and a wafu salad and get a complimentary voucher at the value of R90 to spend on our online store. All you need to bring is an appetite for food and fun and you can even bring your own drinks.
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm | Saturday, 9am to 1pm
Where: 25-45 Yew St, Salt River, Cape Town | Delivery
If you and your partner are foodies then what better way to enjoy a night out than having a gourmet meal made in front of you and served to you by the chefs themselves?
This unique experience is exactly what Chef Judi Fourie has created at Pilcrow & Cleaver; with no service staff, and no doors, windows or walls to their professional kitchen, Pilcrow & Cleaver puts you in direct contact with the chefs and cooks who make your food.
You can sit and enjoy a glass of proudly South African wine while you smell and anticipate the food being made in such close quarters — you can even talk to the chefs while they prepare the dishes with its bold modern European flavours. Or just sit back and unwind after work at their separate bar section.
The menu changes every week according to the chef’s inspiration and seasonal availability, so each time you visit your experience will be new and exciting.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 11pm
Where: 3.2 PIAZZA, Parliament St, Cape Town