It’s the ultimate debate topic – do you prefer a sunrise or a sunset? Regardless, we can offer the perfect sun-gazing spots, this February, right here so you can fall in love with Cape Town.

Here are the top attractions to catch the perfect golden hour: The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Robben Island Museum, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, and Groot Constantia.

Fall in love with Cape Town

Fall in love with Cape Town

From the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the V&A Waterfront

So, whether you want to view the landscapes of gold, from a beach, mountain, or restaurant, we can help you find the ideal spot. If you’re an early riser, haul yourself out of bed, grab a sturdy pair of walking shoes, and make the journey up Table Mountain. Who better to accompany you, than a best friend? Enjoy the first glimpse of morning light, knowing you started the day out, right. Take a moment to simply enjoy the stunning view and the blissful company.

Ascend with the Ariel Cableway cable cars that offer a full-circle view of the Mountain.

This February Table Mountain Cableway has made it really easy to enjoy Cape Town’s spectacular sunsets – book your tickets now. The first car up is 8:00 and the last down is 19:30.

However, if you prefer sleeping in, come to the V&A Waterfront, overlooking the beautiful harbour. Pick from the many restaurant options, and share a glass of wine, while watching the night sky transform before your eyes. Happiness is sunset selfies, with your best friend.

This February V&A Waterfront offer a ‘Valentine’s’ series at Maker’s Landing, called Must Love x Series.

The V&A Waterfront plays host to exciting events all year round at the Battery Park, Makers Landing, Amphitheatre and various other locations. To help plan your next visit to the V&A Waterfront, look at this list of February events.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Get in touch with your inner tree-hugger side and visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Bring along all your loved ones. Take a scenic walk around the breath-taking botanical garden, which will surely work up your appetite so, bring along all your picnic essentials.

Spread out on the luscious lawns, with your hand-woven basket and blanket. Then sit back and experience the perfect summer sunset, only the Mother City can provide. There is no better way to celebrate love this February, than surrounded by nature with family.

Spend the day with the one (or ones!) you love in Africa’s most beautiful garden and you are guaranteed a special Valentine’s day. Standard entry fees apply and locals, don’t forget to bring your ID along to qualify for the local rate.

Book tickets online on opening hours of Kirstenbosch is 8:00 to 19:00.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden has extended their operating hours to 20:00 on 14 February.

Robben Island Museum 

Robben Island is a historical spot.

Catch a ferry from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A waterfront. You will then arrive at Murray’s Bay Harbour, and from there you’ll take a short bus trip to the main historical sites on the Island. This must-see attraction is so much more than the 500 years of history that come with it, offering educational, scenic and cultural experiences for all visitors.

Find the tour that suits you best, here. The opening hours of the Robben Island Museum is 8:00 to 19:00.

Cape Point

The Cape Point Nature Reserve is all about embracing the flora and fauna. While walking around the nature reserve you are likely to spot birds, baboons, and possibly zebras.

Many photographers make the journey to the peninsula, just to grab the perfect snaps, and watch as the sun dances along the horizon. There is no better way to describe watching the golden disc rise and rise over False Bay, other than magnificent.

Making an early stop at Cape Point will ensure you don’t miss this magical view. Even though this requires you waking up early – it’s worth it. Show a loved one how much you value them, by taking them on this amazing journey.

Buy your ticket today. The opening hours of Cape Point is 7:00 to 18:00.

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is more than just one of the oldest wine-producing farms. It has amazing hiking trails. Take a walk through the vineyards, and while familiarizing yourself with the grapes, watch one of the true beauties of the world unfold before your eyes. Every sunrise offers a new day.

This new beginning calls for something fun, this February. Groot Constantia is just the place for it, grab a meal after your morning hike at Simon’s Restaurant or Jonkershuis Restaurant. Both restaurants offer amazing outdoor seating and mouth-watering meals.

Sunsets, snacks, and great snaps! What more could you ask for? Hurry! Get tickets now, and plan your February today!

Fall in love with Cape Town

Enjoy the company of family and friends, this February. Making memories, while overlooking magnificent views.

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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.