There’s no better place to celebrate love than in the most beautiful city in the world. This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself or someone special to a romantic picnic, sundowner or dinner at one of the Cape Town Big 6.
Robben Island Museum in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, will hold its annual mass weddings on Valentine’s Day – the 14 February. This annual tradition promises to be the perfectly romantic way to elope and declare your love for that special somebody in your life. Although all places are sold out already, there is always the option to plan ahead for next year.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
moyo Kirstenbosch welcomes all this Valentine’s Day to come and celebrate love with them with a special dinner. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and a special gift in the evening. R100 deposit secures your table. Book at Moyo: +27 21 762 9585
Kirstenbosch Gardens might as well be Cupid’s backyard with its sprawling lawns nestled between indigenous flora on the slopes of Wine Berg.
One of the most romantic things to do at Kirstenbosch is watching the sun set over the Constantia Valley from the aptly titled Boomslang (tree snake) Walkway. Built to commemorate the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s 100th anniversary in 2013, the Boomslang is a 130m canopy walkway “snaking” its way through the treetops.
In the summer months, spread a picnic blanket and catch a famous Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert – get your tickets here. Or cuddle up under the stars to a magical movie experience in the most beautiful garden in South Africa with The Galileo Open Air Cinema. Click here for more details on when screening will happen again.
Table Mountain Cableway
Table Mountain Café
The Table mountain Café has some fantastic Valentine’s Day themed specials this year, which makes the experience of visiting the summit that much more special on the day of love. Enjoy the MCC and Truffle special, which includes two glasses of local Steenberg MCC, accompanied by four chocolate truffles for just R130 per couple, or eat your heart out with the decadent valentine chocolate cake made to share every morsel with your beloved for only R65.
This awesome deal is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day and sees South Africans with valid IDs get a 50% discount on our tickets AND allows you to experience a romantic African sunset from the summit of Table Mountain, our New 7 Wonder of Nature, this summer. The Sunset Special is only until the 28th of February 2019. This month will be the last time to cash in on this amazing deal!
Book your tickets online or onsite: as Sunset Special tickets will be available in limited supply when you book online or onsite at our Ticket Office. Please remember, though, that you may only use them from 6 pm every evening
Dinner Buffet at Quarter Kitchen for R395pp (incl. welcome drink, live entertainment and complimentary parking)
Feel the love at Reuben’s with South African flavours to warm the heart and live instrumental performance. Couples can indulge in a sharing menu of 7- courses with a glass of Moët & Chandon Brut for R1950 per person to celebrate this romantic occasion. If you want to mark the day by enjoying it with friends, then Reuben’s Tasting Table is a must. The Tasting Table is available exclusively for a group, a place where friends can enjoy delicious Reuben’s signature fare.
From the chef’s heart to yours… at internationally renowned Nobu, lovebirds can enjoy the Omakase menu, a culinary delight of Nobu’s signature Asian and South American dishes. ‘Omakase’ is Japanese for ‘from the chef’s heart’ and this 6-course set menu with a glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé and bespoke Nobu petit four chocolate gift box for R3500 per person is sure to impress your significant other.
Vista turns ups the heat with a live tango performance and demonstration, put on your dancing shoes and shake away your inhibitions as the instructors teach you and your partner some sultry moves, creating memories to last a lifetime. A gourmet snack platter served with a glass Moët & Chandon Brut for R1500 per person completes and elevates this unique experience.
A private oasis awaits you at One&Only Spa, a one-of-a-kind wellness retreat. Unwind and restore with a 90-minute spa package including a back exfoliation, body massage with manual lymph detox and a revitalizing facial for R1250 per person. Book for two or more guests and receive a bottle of One&Only MCC Brut to take with you after your treatment.
FITNESS – OneFusion
A one-hour fusion workout comprising of a 15-minute Body Composition Analysis and a 45-minute Power and Flexibility set, sure to get you fit and toned. Finish-off your workout with a Green Power smoothie and take in the beautiful scenery of Table Mountain from Vista Deck. R375 per session
OFFERS VALID 1 FEBRUARY TO 31 MARCH 2019
Full use of our relaxation suite thermal suites including vitality pool, steam room and sauna. The couples suites are also available on request, subject to availability.
Stay with for 4 nights and SAVE 15% T’&C’s apply.
Enjoy your pre-dinner musgrave gin and fitch & leedes drinks in style on the mirage mirage. Boarding starts @ 17h00 – 17h30
R800 per couple including gin & tonic and chocolates, or R1600 per couple including a 3-course dinner at Life Grand Cafe.
Book online at Quicket or call – 071 428 1126
*boarding time: strictly 5:30pm* Boarding – please check in between 5pm and 5:30pm at the mirage catamaran, in front of life grand cafe within v & a waterfront.
Simon’s have crafted a special menu just for Valentine’s Day to ensure an unforgettable romantic experience as you dine al fresco as a picnic or dine formally with options such as fried bobotie wonton parcels, slow braised pork belly or simply a platter of cured meats along with patê and cheese.
Dining at Jonkershuis is always an experience for the taste buds, with local cuisine as an inspiration behind their seasonal menu. If dinner by candlelight is what you have in mind, then you need to book your spot at Jonkershuis this Valentine’s Day.
Contact Jonkershuis: 021 794 6255 | Simon’s: 021 794 1143
Cape Point is a well-know engagement hotspot so, guys, if you’re aiming to pop the big question, this is the place to do it.
It also boasts arguably the most scenically placed wooden deck in Africa at the famous Two Ocean’s restaurant. They serve an a la carte breakfast and lunch.
The Cape Point funicular is a railway line that runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. It’s the ideal way to whisk closer to the lighthouse (and perhaps the perfect spot to bend a knee for a proposal).
If you’re adventurous, head down to Buffels Bay or Bortjiesrif, or for a secluded picnic or take a walk down to Dias beach if you’re brave enough to brace the steps.
Contact the Two Ocean’s Restaurant on +27 (0)21 780 9200
View more information and Cape Point ticket prices here. Contact +27 (0)21 780 9010
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ONE DESTINATION, SIX UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES
There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.