Yes, guys and girls: Valentines Day is around the corner and we’re guessing you don’t have a clue what you want to do with your bae. And if you planned on cuddling and watching movies, forget about it. You can do that the 15th of February. We’ve compiled a lil’ list of events taking place on V-Day to help all you lovers out.
Go back to the 1920’s at Radisson Blu Riebeek Street
Okay we ain’t gon’ lie, this is a bit boujee, but Valentines Day only comes once a year! Prepare for an evening of glamour, glitz, feather and sequence. This 1920’s era party at the Radisson Blu will include a live jazz band as well as and a glittering setting. The night includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, a five-course meal and a glass of wine with dinner. The event starts at 5PM and costs R450 per person.
The Vineyard Valentines Day Dinner OR Picnic
The Vineyard, situated in Newlands along the Liesbeeck River, is a little countryside breakaway in the city. You can choose between dining at The Square Restaurant, or along the Liesbeeck River while having a picnic.
Dinner at The Square will include a 5-course meal. Expect oysters, gin-cured trout, lamb and tuna wellingtons. The picnic is an annual crowd favourite because it is one of the most romantic spots to be on Valentines Day.
The picnic takes place on the lawn along the Liesbeeck River. You’ll be seated on the grass decorated with rose petals, eating out a basket filled with cheeses, hot-smoked salmon, olives, preserves, roast beef, duck terrine and a bottle of wine! For dessert you’ll be treated to a naughty chocolate Nachtmusik fondue accompanied with berries, shortbread, truffles, macaroons and meringue kisses to feed your partner with. Dinner at the Square Restaurant will be R495 per person, and the picnic will cost R650 per person.
Catch A Movie At The Galileo!
We literally can’t think of a better place to be than under the stars, wrapped under a blanket with your bae while watching a romcom (in the situation cuddling and watching a movie is allowed). The Galileo Open Air Cinema will be at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate this Valentines Day and they will be showing Romeo & Juliet. Prices range between R90-R175 per person depending on the chosen package.
Shimmy Beach Clubs Japanese-style evening
Shimmy Beach Club is notorious for throwing BANGING parties and glamorous events. This Valentines Day, they won’t be disappointing. They will be having a Japanese-style Valentines Day this year. Enjoy a private corner at the beach club while being served Japanese-style Bento Boxes with the ocean as your view and the sand as your ground.
The Bento boxes include Salmon Roses, Tuna California, Hoison Chicken, Lamb Koftas, Banoffee Eclairs, Truffles and much more! This private evening will cost R750 per couple. Alternatively, you could be a table at their restaurant and be treated to a glass of G. H. Mumm champagne. Booking is essential.
Don’t fret if you’re a student and can’t really afford a fancy meal. You live in Cape Town and our scenic views already do half the work.
SHHH! It’s a silent beach party
Don’t we all love a silent disco? Well, if you go to Clifton on V-Day you’ll see DJ SuperSuz, Holy Funk and DJ Lurve making loved up bodies move and groove. Silent Events have created this event, taking place on Clifton 3rd Beach.
Come listen to deep house, soul and funk as you dance and watch the sun set. This event is great because its for couple and singles who are ready to mingle. This event will take place between 5PM-8PM and will cost R100.
Have you considered the Cape Wheel?
The famous Cape Wheel at the Waterfront is romantic and easily accessible. Have a meal at any of the restaurants at the Waterfront and then take a ride for only R260 on the wheel. You’ll be able to see the entire city while having the privacy of your own cabin…
What about having a little homemade picnic and drinks overlooking a view?
Yes going to a restaurant or event is fun, but effort is also really attractive. Pack a picnic with your bae’s favourite treats and maybe add a bottle of wine, champagne, ciders or beers. Once you’ve packed the car with all the necessities (remember a blanket and pillows) take a drive to any of Cape Towns scenic spots with a view of the sun set. Whether it be Signal Hill, The Promenade, Chapman’s Peak or one of our beaches, you can’t go wrong!
Table Mountain Cable-way Sunset Special
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Table Mountain Cable-way return tickets will be half price after 6PM until the 28th of February. You’ll be able to experience Cape Towns gorgeous sunset from the top of our majestic mountain for a discounted price with your bae! You’re allowed to take picnic baskets and blankets up so you could have a romantic picnic while watching the sunset on top of Cape Town’s pride and joy. Only passengers with valid South African ID’s do qualify. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office!
Let us know down in the comments where you’ll be going on Valentine’s Day and if your evening was a success!
May the odds be ever in your favour.