Once again, we enter into the month of February. Or, more commonly known as the month of romance and infatuation thanks to the questionable but much-appreciated aim of our archer of love, Cupid. Celebrate the month of Valentine’s Day with these unique romantic activities in Cape Town.
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This Valentine’s Day, Spier offers lovers of romance and picnics a chance to indulge in a selection of farm-fresh foods next to the serene banks of the Eerste River. This romantic scene will be complemented by the soothing sounds of local singer/songwriter, Luh’ra, playing her indie soul songs with a deep emotional feel on a stage across the bank.
If the picturesque concept of you and your loved one being serenaded by the lovely melodies and strummed chords on a golden guitar doesn’t sell it, then how about a complimentary bottle of Spier Cap Classique Brut Rosé to enjoy with your brimming picnic basket?
The baskets also allow for vegetarian and vegan options. See here for more.
Where: R310 Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch, 7603
When: 14 Feb 2023 | Tue: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Kayaking is undoubtedly a popular adventure activity in Cape Town and offers the best way to explore the sparkling ocean. Whether you are singing love songs or splashing water at your special someone, this activity is an easy choice for romantic activities.
Kayak Adventures offers fun and scenic tours with expert guides and state-of-the-art equipment that make this experience memorable.
See here for more.
Where: Venue dependant
When: Venue dependant
Calling all lovers of food, spices and flavours. There are few things as attractive as a person that knows how to cook delicious meals. Or, make it a fair game and spoil your loved one with a fun and interactive activity at the Stir Crazy Cooking School, as you learn together and cook exciting new dishes.
Stir Crazy Cooking School, is located at the V&A Waterfront and offers a range of single-session interactive social cooking classes. The classes focus on training courses for both amateurs and professionals, which means that all levels of cooking skills are welcome.
See here for more about the venue and the previous classes. Or, check out their website for up and coming events.
Where: Stir Crazy Cooking, 14 W Quay Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town
When: Booking dependant
With Valentine’s Day approaching, it is only natural that Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel gives us an opportunity to spoil our loved ones in the most romantic way possible on such a special occasion. Indulge in a delicious compilation of afternoon tea, picnic in their lavish gardens, or have a romantic al fresco dinner.
Mount Nelson’s lush green gardens and view to open and starry night skies, offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable romantic Valentine’s Day.
See here for more on their Valentine’s Day offers.
Where: 76 Orange Street, Gardens
Picture yourself unwinding on a cruise with the salty breeze brushing on your face and sweeping through your hair as you hold your loved one in one hand and a crisp, delicious glass of prosecco in the other.
From breakfast, lunch and dinner, Waterfront Charters offer a cruise option for all three meals of the day. With romance as the main goal of this article, we would highly recommend that you consider their picnic sunset cruise. This cruise was specially designed for this Valentine’s Day.
Where: Waterfront Charters, Shop 5, Quay 5 V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
When: Depends on booking
This Valentine’s Day TAJ Cape Town has arranged a dinner evening that no sweethearts would dream to miss. With two specials running at two restaurants, there is no reason not to spoil your special partner this Valentine’s Day.
See here for more information regarding the dinners.
Where: 1 Wale St, Corner St. Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
When: Always Open
This venue focuses on the natural beauty of its surroundings in the wondrous Cape Winelands. Situated in Stellenbosch, this venue offers visual pleasantries as far as the eye can see.
With accommodation, wine tastings, two restaurants with exquisite dishes, and an incredible spa on its premises, Delaire Graff Estate have been ranked as one of the most pristine world-class destinations thanks to the hard work of Laurence Graff.
See here for more information on the spa.
Where: Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch
When: Daily: 9am – 5pm
Jordan Wine Estate has set out to create a romantic picnic special for those of us wanting to celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day but are unable to do so mid-week.
Celebrate Pre-Valentine’s Day on Sunday the 12th of February from 6pm to 9pm with their special romantic picnic package. Unwind and relax in the tranquillity of the estate’s green pastures with unforgettable views of the Stellenbosch Valley and Mountain.
This picnic special allows you to spoil your loved one with a basket packed to the brim with delicious treats, freshly made by Chef Thys Esterhuysen and his team at The Cellar Door. As guests indulge in the delicious food and soak up the splendorous views and weather, local artist, Ethan Florus, will serenade couples with live music.
If you would like to read more about the picnics, click here.
Where: Stellenbosch Kloof Rd, Stellenbosch
When: Daily: 12:30 – 4pm
Whether you and your partner are seasoned lovers or a new and bashful couple looking for an excuse to hold hands, the Ice Station at the Grandwest Casino is an ideal romantic activity this Valentine’s Day.
This Olympic-sized ice surface (60m x 30m), housed in a world-class facility, offers an unforgettable experience where couples can show off their skills or have meaningful conversations as they smoothly glide along with their lover at hand.
Where: 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town
When: Mon- Thu: 10am – 7:30pm | Fri – Sun: 10am – 11:30pm
If you and your significant other are lovers of this beautiful country and the rich history in its traditions and cultures, then we have a special venue for you.
Drumstruck is an immersive African music experience involving storytelling, performance, wine-tasting and, as you can guess, drumming. Internationally acclaimed, this scaled-down version of the global hit aims to wow audiences of all ages.
In this family-friendly, entertaining experience, participants learn about the history of African music while learning to play the drum themselves. In and amongst the musical fun, participants enjoy the best wines from the area in a unique wine-tasting journey hosted by Silvermist owner and winemaker Gregory Brink Louw.
Where: Silvermist Estate Main road Constantia Nek, Constantia, Cape Town
When: Event Based
Now, we know that our readers vary in many ways. So, we added a venue for couples that like a little more adventure, action and roughing it on their dates. We’d like to introduce Battlefield Live SA.
Battlefield Live is a fun and entertaining way to re-enact your favourite action movie while simultaneously bonding with your special someone. Or, perhaps this is a great opportunity to unleash your frustration and solve the endless battle over who left the toothpaste lid off the tube.
See here for more.
Where: Altydgedacht Wine Estate, Durbanville | Wynberg Park, Klaasens Rd, Wynberg
When: By booking
Situated near Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, a spontaneous and highly entertaining gem awaits. Scratch Patch brings you their cute and quirky activity for a romantic date, Cave Golf.
Offering an 18-hole mini-golf terrain for players equipped with all sorts of skills, from buttered fingers to a potential Tiger Woods, it’s a fantastically fun activity for all ages.
Come rain or come shine, this mini-golf course is indoors. So, the unpredictability of Cape Town’s weather won’t ruin your Valentine’s Day.
Where: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
When: Every day: 9am – 4:30pm
Acclaimed as one of the best botanical gardens in the world, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden creeps up against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is widely regarded as one of the best picnic spots in Cape Town where friends, families and lovers can enjoy each other’s company over snacks and walks.
Pack a basket full of snacks and treats for your dashing Valentine’s date and enjoy the beautiful setting and abundance of flowers and trees that Cape Town has to offer.
Where: Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
When: All week: 8am – 7pm