We’ve all been there. Bae picks you up and asks where you want to go for dinner or what you want to do. You sit and stare blankly into the abyss because decision-making gives you anxiety and you can’t handle the pressure. You guys end up watching another re-run of Friends at home while eating Simply Asia… again… for the 3rd time this week.

Well, we’re here to tell you that we’ve got you covered. Here are some fun and cute date ideas to do in and around Cape Town.

  1. V&A Waterfront

The Waterfront is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town, and there’s nothing wrong with being a tourist in your own country. There is so much to do, from shopping to movies to visiting the aquarium to eating at one of the many, many restaurants. You can even take a romantic ride on The Cape Wheel and kiss when you get to the top! You can literally do anything and everything here, but one thing you can’t leave the Waterfront without doing is visiting Gelato Mania for some delicious Italian treats.

waterfront cape town

2. Signal Hill

Who doesn’t love a little drive up to the top of a mountain, with a cute date, a picnic basket and a view looking over the Atlantic Ocean and the sky full of stars? Definitely not us. Signal Hill is a great spot to watch the sunrise or sunset, whether you hike or drive up, we guarantee it’ll be a date to remember!

signal hill

3. The Galileo Open Air Cinema

This is a definite must! Think of your typical 80s drive-in, only no cars, but a blanket and snacks under the stars. The venues include Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Winelands, Battery Park Waterfront, Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate, Rustenburg Girls High School and more. This is such a great date idea if you’re wanting something different, but more chilled and special.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

4. Grand West Casino

There’s so much to do when visiting the casino – aside from gambling all your money away! There’s the arcade, the cinema, the bowling alley, the ice-rink and let’s not forget all the foooood. No matter what you choose to do at Grand West, you’re guaranteed to have a blast!

Grand West Casino

5. Town

Everyone living in the Western Cape knows that the Cape Town CBD is the place to be. Take a walk down Long Street or Bree Street and you’ll find yourself trying to decide which restaurant and/or bar looks the most inviting. And don’t get us started on First Thursday’s – those are the nights that the streets become flooded with crowds of drunk, hungry and happy people.

Cape Town Night Life

7. Camps Bay

If you’re wanting to really get out and do something special, it’s worth the mission driving through to Camps Bay and grabbing a bite at one of the ocean-view restaurants. There’s Col Cacchios, Chinchilla, Cafe Caprice, Hard Rock Cafe and so much more. This is definitely one of the classier date spots.

 Camps Bay

8. Mojo Market

If you’re like us and you love a good market, this is the one for you! The Mojo Market is a food and lifestyle market which has live music, sports screening, 30 food stalls as well as some artisan retail. And the best part? It doesn’t close when the sun goes down!

Mojo Market

Hands up who got great, solid ideas for date night?

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