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Romantic Events to Enjoy Valentine's Day in Cape Town
Seduce your sweetheart and choose from a host of great things to do this “day of love”!
Seduce your sweetheart and choose from a host of great things to do this “day of love”!
Love is in the air, cupid is cocking his bow and the shop shelves are overflowing with chocolate, teddies and beautiful bunches of red roses; in short, it’s Valentine’s Day in Cape Town!
Truth be told, it’s one of those days you either love or loathe, but as the second most popular card-giving holiday in the world (Christmas is the first), there are few that manage to avoid the occasion all together.
So, if you find yourself in a (new or old) relationship without a clue of how to impress and woo your ... (insert pet name here), don’t panic, we’ve sourced the most romantic places to go and things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cape Town in 2014.
2014 THINGS TO DO FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN CAPE TOWN
Valentine’s Day Under the Stars at a CPO Concert at the Castle of Good Hope
Spend this year’s day of love under the stars, enjoying a 'classic-meets-pop' open-air concert with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) at the Castle of Good Hope. Joining the lauded Mother City orchestra on stage at this alfresco event are a string of singers, namely South Africa’s world-renowned tenor Colin Lee, the incomparable and versatile Selim Kagee as well as internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Nash Reed. Apart from celebrating the month of amour, the CPO will also be toasting to its 100th birthday with this performance. The concert begins promptly at 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm.
Booking: Costs for this exclusive experience range from R360p/p to R480p/p; tickets include a glass of bubbly or wine. Reduced couple’s tickets are also available at R900 per couple. Do note that a limited amount of VIP tickets can also be booked at R1800p/p (included in the ticket price are prime seats for the concert, access to the VIP lounge as well as snacks and drinks before the concert and during the interval; for more information contact Opulent Living Experiences at +27 (0) 21 433 1699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine's Day Boogie Burger Bash at Rcaffé
Whether your love is medium, rare or well done, there’s no better place to celebrate it this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town than at Long Street institution Rcaffé. On Friday, 14 February 2014, the cosy eatery is hosting a loved-up version of its regular Boogie Burger Bash to commemorate this hallmark holiday. Apart from dishing up a hearty and mouthwatering serving of buns and patties complete with an aphrodisiac-themed cocktail of bubbly and watermelon, Rcaffé will have live band The Suitcase Hearts play two sets on the night (from 8pm). Doors open at 7pm, so make sure you get there early to snatch up some prime seating.
Booking: Booking and pre-paying are essential, and tickets cost R180p/p. Do note that a vegetarian option is available and must be arranged when booking. For more information, contact +27 (0) 21 424 1124 or +27 (0) 72 373 7179.
Valentine’s Day Couple’s Treatment at WOW! Spa
Pamper your partner this Valentine’s Day with a relaxing spa treatment from South Africa’s first all-natural house of beauty. Ways of Wellness (WOW!) organic spa in Gardens is offering a special couple’s package that spoils two lovebirds with a 15-minute fish spa pedicure, an hour-long massage and a glass of bubbly for only R690 per pair. While vouchers can be purchased anytime from January, bookings must be made between Monday, 10 and Saturday, 15 January 2014.
Booking: In order to take advantage of this wallet-friendly special, interested parties must book in advance and mention CapeTownMagazine.com to qualify. To book, contact Dominique on email@example.com or +27 (0)21 424 5503.
Valentine’s Day Special at Yemaya Spa & Hair Salon
If you’re looking for a more luxurious experience this Valentine’s Day, then spoil your belle or beau with one of the pamper packages available at Mouille Point’s haven of hedonism, Yemaya Spa & Hair Salon. From Saturday, 1 to Friday, 14 February 2014, lovers can book their partners or themselves in for either a full-body exfoliation and massage experience (R1200p/p) at the spa or a half head of highlights and blow wave treatment (R550p/p) at the hair salon.
Booking: To qualify for these exclusive offers, parties must book in advance and mention CapeTownMagazine.com. To book, contact Yemaya Spa & Hair Salon on +27 (0) 21 439 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Sotano
Mark your storybook romance this Friday, 14 February 2014 with an equally enchanting three-course dinner at Mouille Point’s easy, breezy Mediterranean eatery. Sotano is offering pairs a lovers-themed menu filled with the kind of simple, uncomplicated food that nations like Italy, Portugal and France mastered long ago. Tuck into delicacies like crayfish stuffed with calamari and shrimp or take comfort in more familiar options, like seared lamb cutlets. Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that the fare’s been made with ingredients pulled fresh from the ocean, plucked straight from the garden or reared ethically on a free-range farm. Not to mention, the Atlantic Seaboard restaurant boasts a setting so charming that even the coyest of couples will find themselves keen for more than just a fairy-tale meal.
Booking: The three-course dinner at Sotano costs R285p/p and includes a complimentary glass of Méthode Cap Classique on arrival. Booking is essential; to do so, phone +27 (0) 21 433 1757.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Dornier Bodega Winery Restaurant
The charming Dornier Bodega winery restaurant in Stellenbosch invites both new lovers and old married couples to ditch the love potion number nine this Valentine’s Day and rather celebrate Cupid’s prowess with a four-course dinner. With its dramatic vineyard views, pastoral romance and architectural heritage, the eatery could very well pass as an aphrodisiac, and Head Chef Neil Norman has whipped up a befitting menu for 14 February. Guests can look forward to ocean-fresh shellfish, oysters, beef fillet and more. Plus, those keen to elevate the experience to cloud nine can indulge in the wine pairing option – each course is accompanied by a glass of a sublime white, red or Méthode Cap Classique.
Booking: The four-course meal costs R385p/p and includes an amuse-bouche and a sweet cake. The dinner and wine pairing costs R545p/p. Bookings will be accepted between 6:30pm and 9pm, and reservations can be made by phoning +27 (0) 21 880 0557.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at HQ Steakhouse
Love is rare, but your steak doesn’t have to be. That’s the Valentine’s Day motto of Cape Town city centre’s famous single-concept eatery, Headquarters (HQ). In honour of Cupid’s unofficial holiday, the swanky steakhouse is serving up a mouth-watering three-course menu, which includes its signature sirloin cooked any way you want it, skinny fries, a tangy green salad to start and a decadent dessert platter to finish. The meal comes complete with a bottle of bubbly per couple; though, pairs are also encouraged to make eyes at each other over the chic in-house cocktail bar’s inventive creations. And of course, as sizzling as the steak is at this upmarket grillhouse, the ambience is hotter: expect racy red leather couches, low lighting and sultry tunes.
Booking: The three-course meal costs R650 per couple and includes a bottle of bubbly. Booking is essential; HQ is taking reservations for two seatings: one at 6:30pm and one at 8:30pm. To book a slot, phone +27 (0) 21 424 6373 or email email@example.com.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Signal Hill Terrace
Hidden deep within the Hilton Cape Town City Centre, Signal Hill Terrace and Lounge is a secluded oasis ideal for a romantic night-time escapade. This Valentine’s Day, the urban-chic restaurant, which is located on the hotel’s pool deck, is upping the loved-up vibes with a heavenly five-course dinner designed to arouse desire. Couples are first treated to complimentary welcome cocktails and canapés, before they go on to enjoy the main meal, which is rich with decadent aphrodisiacs – imagine oysters, salmon, chocolate and figs. Then, as the night draws to a slow and seductive close, a raffle will be drawn, and the lucky winning pair will get to stay overnight in one of the property’s luxurious suites. While other lovebirds will eventually depart, they’re bound to leave with satisfied bellies and starry eyes.
Booking: The five-course Valentine’s Day dinner costs R355p/p, and this price includes the welcome cocktail; all other beverages are for guests’ own account. Booking is essential and can be done by calling the hotel on +27 (0)21 481 3700.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Peter’s House
Buck the trend to spend thousands on Valentine’s Day and rather opt for an affordable, but still charming three-course dinner at delightful city centre eatery Peter’s House. With quirky décor that’s inspired by the youthful story of Peter Rabbit, the little restaurant, which sits on Kloof Nek Road, has put together an intimate, meaningful evening that will whisk sweethearts away to their childhood days. On the menu for the night is a tasty starter, a delicious main and a decadent dessert platter to share, and because the adorable haunt specialises in homemade food reminiscent of grandma’s hearty cooking, duos can count on enjoying an especially satisfying meal. What’s more, the feast also includes a glass of red or white wine for each lover, and guests can even opt to bond over a board game or two in one of the cafe’s cute corners.
Booking: The yummy three-course meal costs only R145p/p and, as noted, it includes a glass of vino per person. To book a table, phone the restaurant on +27 (0) 21 424 3451.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel
For an extra special romantic evening, consider booking a table for two at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s trendy Savour Restaurant. The luxury eatery, which is all plush carpets and cosmopolitan design, will be hosting a decadent Valentine’s Day dinner that comprises six delicious courses meant to be shared by lovebirds. On the menu are options like confit duck terrine for starters, a generous seafood platter as a middle filler and roasted beef fillet for mains. Of course, there is also a vegetarian option for those who don’t eat meat, and in fact, anyone is welcome to this royal feast, including those without a significant other. To set the tone for a very memorable night, all parties receive a complimentary glass of Graham Beck Méthode Cap Classique and a Valentine’s Day gift when they arrive.
Booking: The six-course dinner costs R425p/p, and booking is required. To make a reservation, phone +27 (0) 21 469 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Party at The Foreign Exchange
Because The Foreign Exchange bar in Cape Town’s Observatory is anti all the exclusivity of Valentine’s Day, this year, the vibey pub is hosting a 14 February party that’s as ideal for those sans a second half as it is for those in committed relationships. The concept for the fun red light/green light bash is simple: guests who are single wear green, guests who are undecided about their status wear yellow and guests who are hooked-up wear red. This way, those flying solo can meet potential partners and those who are taken can still celebrate with their unhitched friends. There will be a range of red and green drinks on special alongside the standard selection of bevies, and a DJ will keep the party pumping on the dance floor right through to the early hours of the morning.
Booking: A cover charge of R20p/p applies, but this fee will be waived for anyone wearing green, yellow or red. Booking is not necessary, and the bash kicks off at 8pm.
Valentine’s Day at Richard’s Supper Stage and Bistro
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cape Town at this charming storytelling eatery in Sea Point. Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro dishes up a delicious three-course set lunch and dinner menu as well as their signature dinner theatre offering to commemorate the day of love. Lovebirds looking to simply make a meal of it can dine downstairs in the bistro, and those who opt to indulge in the performance can look forward to a four-course Cape Malay dinner buffet and a special Valentine’s Day edition of the “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City” at the upstairs supper stage. The musical revue has captured the hearts of locals and internationals alike with its insight into the city’s culture diversity and its up-close-and-personal look at life at the foot of Table Mountain.
Booking: The three-course set lunch menu costs R250p/p for lunch or dinner, and guests receive a complimentary glass of bubbly. The four-course buffet menu and the show costs R420p/p, and the price includes a glass of bubbly and a rose for the ladies.
Valentine’s Day Overnight at The Victorian Cow
This hidden suite is for true romantics – a love cocoon in Riebeek Kasteel of plush bed, luxurious linen and, of course, Victorian bath. Owner Hanniki Bruère personally picked everything in the room, down to the antique china. And with no other guests on the property, lovebirds can nest in unadulterated privacy amidst the romantic décor.
Booking: Call for a booking on +27 (0) 78 303 1094 or email email@example.com. The room rate is R1400 per room per night.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Inn on the Square
Spend Valentine’s Day in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre at the Inn on the Square hotel’s in-house Dish restaurant. Located on the edge of the charming, cobblestoned Greenmarket Square, the laidback eatery treats diners to a rich helping of South African flavour even before tucking into the fare. Dinner is a four-course meal priced at R200p/p or R395 per couple and includes a complimentary drink on arrival; other beverages are for patrons’ own account. Diners can choose from one of two dishes for the main course – click through to the event for the entire menu.
Booking: Dinner costs R200p/p or R395 per couple. Booking is essential; to do so call: +27 (0) 21 423 2050 or shoot off an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Rick’s Café Américain
Draw inspiration from the famous 1942 romantic drama Casablanca, and spend Valentine’s Day in Cape Town at the popular Gardens hotspot that’s modelled on the film. Rick’s Café Américain’s well-travelled chef and owner, Per Menkö, has dreamed up a three-course dinner perfect for wooing your darling, and the ambience of the warm, welcoming Mediterranean eatery will take care of the rest. The menu includes a number of options for each course, including vegetarian alternatives. For a look at the full culinary line-up, click through to the event.
Booking: This three-course dinner will set you back R265p/p and includes a welcome drink, a glass of Pongraz Rosé and ‘Turkish Viagra’ (a sweet pasty with dried nuts and fruits). Dinner is served from 6 pm.
Valentine’s Day Special at the Two Oceans Aquarium
There may be many fish in the sea, but if yours has already fallen for you (hook, line and sinker) then why not celebrate the month of love by visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium. Spend Valentine’s Day in Cape Town with your belle or beau at this Mother City institution and take advantage of the V-day entrance fee special (get 15% off the normal ticket price). What’s more, the discounted ticket is valid for three months from the date of purchase, and ticket-holders are automatically entered into a competition to win a three-course dinner for two in the Tranquillity Suite (a private venue) at the aquarium.
Booking: Couples’ ticket can be purchased until Friday, 28 February 2014 online via Aquarium.co.za and cost R200 per couple. All tickets purchased before Thursday, 6 February 2014 will be entered into the draw, and the competition winner will be announced on Friday, 7 February 2014.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Royal Hotel
Wine and dine your way into your beau or belle’s heart and spend Valentine’s Day in the Riebeek Valley at the historic Royal Hotel. Located just one hour outside of Cape Town, this Swartland town offers couples an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a romantic meal in olive and Shiraz country. This charming colonial outpost‘s restaurant hosts an indulgent cupid-inspired three-course dinner, and those who don’t want to drive back, can stay the night.
Booking: The three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu (no lunch option is available) costs R295p/p. Click through to the event for more information.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Glen Carlou Winery
Indulge in a relaxed romantic dinner with your special someone this Valentine’s Day in the Cape Winelands at picturesque Paarl wine farm Glen Carlou. The winery’s on-site restaurant, which flaunts breathtaking views of the valley below, is offering a decadent three-course set menu specifically for couples looking to celebrate 14 February; the offering includes mouth-watering options like Raw Cured Salmon, Oven-Roasted Beef Fillet, fresh Line Fish and a Frozen Trio for dessert. Sweet live music will set the tone, and diners can choose to take their meal either inside the warm and welcoming visitor’s centre and eatery or outside on the marble terrace.
Booking: The three-course dinner costs R350p/p; the price includes the meal and live entertainment. Drinks, including the farm’s award-winning range of reds and whites, are for guests’ own account.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at the African Pride Crystal Towers Restaurant
It’s fair to say that hotel eateries don’t get a lot of love, but this Century City-based restaurant’s captured our hearts with its whimsical cuisine, warm ambience and charming service. And this year for Valentine’s Day, the not-to-be-underestimated kitchen team has pulled together many of the firm favourites from the eatery’s standard selection to make up one all-star three-course menu. Couples can count on being wowed with masterfully presented dishes comprised of ingredients that play together in one memorable symphony of flavours. Plus, the venue’s treating pairs to complimentary glasses of bubby on arrival.
Booking: The three-course meal costs R545p/p and includes a glass of bubbly on arrival. Booking is essential, and reservations can be made by phoning +27 (0) 21 525 3888 or emailing email@example.com.
Valentine’s Day dinner at Festa Restaurant
Soak up the spectacular surrounds of Wellington’s Kleinevalleij Estate and romance your lover with an affordable three-course dinner or gourmet picnic for two at Festa restaurant. The whimsical Cape Winelands eatery is not only offering all those looking to be wined, dined and wooed a feast fit for any regent, but also a chance to soak up the spectacular vineyard vista, the bold and bright décor and a live music performance by local three-piece band Newton & Co.
Booking: The three-course dinner option costs R300 per couple, and the picnic rings in at R200 per couple. Both options include a bottle of red or white wine, and picnic-goers are advised to bring their own blankets and wine glasses. Dinner is served from 7pm, and booking is essential; to do so, call +27 (0)21 864 2778 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Blowfish Restaurant
Bathe in the breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Table Bay as you woo your loved one this Valentine’s Day at Blowfish Restaurant. Alongside beautiful vistas, the Blouberg eatery is offering patrons a deliciously divine three-course menu that includes a starter of fresh oysters with Tabasco caviar, a choice of Norwegian salmon, rib-eye steak or Thai vegetable curry and a dessert comprised of red heart velvet sponge, chocolate mousse and berry compote. What’s more, the à la carte menu is still available for those who aren’t enticed by the set selection (think superb seafood plates, tender steaks and fresh sushi), and all ladies dining on this special day will receive a complimentary secret gift!
Booking: The set menu runs at R265p/p. Bookings are essential, and patrons need to pay a deposit of R100p/p to secure a booking. To make a reservation, call +27 (0) 21 556 5464 or send an email to email@example.com
Valentine’s Day Dinner at CinCin Restaurant
Toast to your love at CinCin, the fine dining eatery housed in the Colosseum Hotel in Century City that is renowned as a home for celebrations. With a sparkling Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling in the elegant dining room, the Northern Suburbs restaurant and its stylish décor is just right for lovers looking to commemorate their romance with an indulgently delicious dinner. There’s a three-course menu on offer on the night that features several scintillating options, like an enticing citrus-flavoured chicken salad for starters and a hearty seafood platter for a main course. Click through to the event to see the full menu.
Booking: Dinner costs R320p/p, and bookings can be made either by calling +27 (0) 21 526 4000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Grande Roche Hotel
Have a spectacularly beautiful Valentine’s Day in the Cape Winelands at the Grand Roche Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Bosman’s. The eatery is set on a historic working wine farm that also houses beautiful, old Dutch colonial buildings that have been declared national monuments, and lovers can expect a fairy-tale evening with world-class haute cuisine to go with the scenery. Before the extravagant four-course dinner, couples will be treated to complimentary bubbly in the rose garden in front of the manor house, where they can toast to love and the beauty of the Winelands.
Booking: Dinner costs R685p/p (minimum of two diners per booking), and bookings can be made by emailing Christine@granderoche.co.za or calling +27 (0) 21 863 5100.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town
Couples looking for a quirky, cool way to celebrate their love should look no further than the funky Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town Restaurant in the city centre, which is not only serving up a whimsical dining experience, but some sumptuously tempting eats as well. For Valentine’s Day, creative Head Chef Jason Scott has whipped up three imaginative courses, each of which is paired with the perfect wine to make it all go down easy. After dinner, guests can enjoy chocolate truffles, coffee and liqueur on the restaurant’s rooftop. Click through to the event to view the entire menu.
Tickets: Dinner costs R325p/p, and bookings can be made either by calling +27 (0) 21 488 2555 or emailing email@example.com.
Gun Fun Valentine’s Day Special
Sure, you can expect a lot of banging on Valentine’s Day, but for some fun of a different sort, how about making a lot of noise at the Gun Fun indoor shooting range? Couples can get feisty with the his and hers special - the deal gives Bonnie and Clyde-types a chance to take aim at paper target assailants; you can pretend they’re trying to destroy your love. Each person gets 18 shots with a glock pistol (there’s a 9-mm pink one for ladies), the guys get 20 shots with a .22LR assault rifle and the ladies get to fire 20 rounds from a .223 assault rifle. The icing on the cake? Each member of the team gets to take 10 shots with an AK-47 rifle. And if your other half is a little reluctant to spend 14 February at Gun Fun, just remind them that shooting powerful weapons is an extra exciting way to do something a little off-centre to celebrate your on-target love match.
Booking: The Valentine’s Day special costs R1195 per pair, and bookings can be made either by calling +27 (0) 21 423 0465 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Five Flies
Feel the love with a cupid-inspired dinner at Five Flies in the Cape Town city centre this Valentine’s Day. The historic eatery is serving up a three-course meal worthy of the gods, and the heavenly fare comes with a glass (or bottle) of bubbly to wash down the decadent seafood and super sweet desserts. Amidst the rich furnishings and beautiful décor, couples will feel truly spoiled and are likely to fall in love all over again. To make sure no starry-eyed lovers are left out, two dinner sittings will be available: one at 6:30pm and a later one at 8:30pm.
Booking: Valentine’s Day dinner at Five Flies costs R455p/p (plus 10% gratuity) and includes a glass of bubbly or wine, or couples can pay R890 per pair (plus 10% gratuity) and get a bottle of Miss Molly bubbly with the meal. Bookings can be made by calling +27 (0) 21 424 4442 or emailing email@example.com.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at De Grendel Winery Restaurant
Swoop your valentine off to a land far far away this 14 February and head out to De Grendel Restaurant. With its rich history, scenic farmland setting and breathtaking vista of Table Mountain, the eatery feels as if it must be kilometres from Cape Town; though, it’s only a short 15-minute drive from the bustling CBD. However, don’t be fooled. Despite the old-fashioned surrounds, the contemporary dining spot and its culinary offering are uber modern. And this Valentine’s Day, the kitchen has conjured up a four-course food and wine pairing menu that won’t disappoint.
Booking: The four-course food and wine pairing costs R500p/p and also includes an amuse-bouche and a complimentary welcome cocktail. The restaurant is fully booked, but it’s not a bad idea to phone and see if there have been any recent cancellations. To do so, call +27 (0) 21 558 7035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champers and Pampers at the Cape Quarter
Whether you’re planning to celebrate your singledom, drown your sorrows or toast your love this Valentine’s Day, you may as well add a bit of sparkle to your 14 February with a FREE glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne (sponsored by Pernod Ricard). A flute of the French sparkling, as well as a handful of discounts and promotions, are on offer at select retailers at the Cape Quarter’s Green Point shopping centres on Cupid’s holiday. Stores and spas serving the complimentary bubbly include Palladium, Sorbet, Mud Pack, Skin & Body Renewal, Rocco and Pierre Cronje. What’s more, creatives can immortalise their lover’s name by chiselling it into a bespoke piece of furniture donated by Pierre Cronje. The wood artwork will then travel around Cape Town in honour of World Design Capital 2014.
Booking: There’s no charge for the free bubbly. Just visit select retailers for a pamper, shop and champer. Mumm will also have a VIP Champagne Lounge set up from 12pm – 3pm in the The Square’s courtyard. Those who purchase a service from the select retailers can get ANOTHER free glass of sparkling here after they’re done with their pampering or aisle cruising.
Anti Valentine’s Day Party at The Taproom
If 14 February makes you bitter and full of hate rather than sappy and full of love, you’ll be happy at the After Valentine’s Day Lonely Hearts, Broken Hearts Break Up Bash at Devil’s Peak Brewing Company’s The Taproom restaurant on Saturday, 15 February 2014. The anti-love gig features live music from country-dub band The Suitcase Hearts and plenty of fine microbrews to drown the sorrows in. It’s also worth popping into the converted warehouse pub early for some feel-good food bound to make you forget all about your lonely-hearted Valentine’s Day.
Booking: Entry to The Taproom’s After Valentine’s Day party cost R60p/p. Doors open at 7pm, and the music is set to start at 8:30pm.
Valentine’s Day at Mavericks
Need some sugar, spice and all things nice this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town? Well then, treat yourself and your lover to a sexy vixen-themed night of fantasy at Cape Town’s premier gentleman’s club, Mavericks. In short, get ready for some kinky lingerie, whips, chains, sensual dancing and pretty much anything that floats your boat. The highlight of the evening sees Mother City drag royalty Princess Pop take to the stage for an entertaining performance filled with song, dance and laughter. Sit down and enjoy a scrumptious dinner (or sexy sushi) from 7pm, and party the night away until 4am the next morning.
Booking: Gents pay R100p/p and ladies pay R50p/p to get in; access to the VIP lounge costs R200p/p extra.
Valentine’s Day at Glenelly
Enjoy a languid day in the Cape Winelands and toast your love at the classic Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The age-old farm is celebrating the week of romance by inviting couples to relax, unwind and drink in the picturesque views of the surrounding region while tucking into a spread tailored for two. That means that from Monday, 10 to Friday, 14 February 2014, cupid-struck pairs can sample fine wine along with a cheese and meat platter in the wine farm’s cellar for only R100 per couple; not to mention, the cellar will also have a host of specials available during the week.
Booking: Booking is essential, and the offer is valid from 10am to 4:30pm from Monday, 10 to Friday, 14 February 2014. The special includes a platter of select cold meats and cheeses for two as well as a glass of wine each for only R100 per couple.
Valentine’s Day Special at Cozier Wine Cellars
Spending the night in with a cosy dinner for two this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town? Woo your lover this February with a sparkling bottle of South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques or imported Champagne for less with Cozier Wine Cellars. The Kloof Street shop is offering CapeTownMagazine.com readers the opportunity to scoop up a romantic bottle of bubbles for 7% less from Thursday, 13 to Saturday, 15 February 2014..
The following Méthode Cap Classiques and Champagnes qualify for the discount:
- Silverthorn The Green Man Brut 2010 Vintage
- Klein Constantia Brut 2010 Vintage
- Pongracz Desiderius
- Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut
- Villiera Traditional Brut
- Graham Beck Brut and Rosé
- Pierre Jourdan Brut
- Villiera Monro 2008 Vintage
- Steenberg 1682
- Nicolas Charles Krone
- Veuve Clicquot Rosé
- Veuve Clicquot Brut
- Taittinger Reims Brut Reserve
- Dom Perignon 2003 Vintage
- Laurent-Perrier Brut
- Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut
- Moët & Chandon Imperial Rosé
- Pol Roger Brut
Valentine’s Day at the Mount Nelson Hotel
Pamper your beloved and spend Valentine’s Day in Cape Town at the at the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel. The pink lady is offering up dazzling dinner options and soothing couple’s spa treatments perfect for spoiling your sweetheart.
- Valentine’s Day Dinners & Promotions at Planet Restaurant
Impress your darling with an unforgettable romantic dinner at this swanky inner-city eatery. Diners can choose from the set V-day menu, the oysters and Veuve Clicquot NV Brut Rosé special or the uber exclusive dinner for two at the Planet Restaurant’s celebration table.
- Valentine’s Day Treatments at Librisa Spa
Choose from the morning, afternoon or Valentine’s Day packages and woo your sweetheart with a spa treatment for two at the Librisa Spa at any time of the day. Couples can either opt to enjoy high tea in the hotel’s lounge after a stimulating Africology balm massage or simply drink in each other’s presence at the full-body V-Day experience for two.
Booking: Prices differ according to the option and range from R295p/p to R1475p/p.
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