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Ideas For Things To Do For Valentine's Day in Cape Town

From a tinder party in Long Street to a spoken word gathering in a bookstore, we’ve rounded up the unique things to do this Valentine’s Day

Last Update 14 November 2018

CATCH AN OUTDOOR MOVIE
Perfect for a first date, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is set in the middle of sprawling lawns in various locations across the city. Snuggle up to a special someone while watching your favourite movie underneath a starry Capetonian sky. The scenic cinema showcases contemporary classics almost every night of the week. The venues include Kirstenbosch, the new Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Winelands plus the inner city.
Time: Gates open around 6pm, movie starts after sunset
Price: From R89pp

Various | +27 (0)71 471 8728hello@thegalileo.co.za

HAVE A ROMANTIC DINNER WITH A VIEW OF THE CITY

Looking for new ideas for date night? Why not take your love to the beautiful Stratus Room at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Riebeek Street with its contemporary cafe look and feel. It is open for the breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner, offering food choices including scrumptious butter poached tiger prawns, oxtail ravioli and their very special rooibos cheesecake. Definitely a good reason to visit the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town.

22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 467 4000 | info.capetown.residence@radissonblu.com

ADRENALIN RUSH LOVE
If your romance thrives around thrills, then rev it up a with a sightseeing trip with a difference, with the help of Cape Bike Travel. Hire a classic, iconic motorbike, complete with chauffeur, and enjoy an exhilarating ride around the Cape’s coastal routes. You’ll love the freedom and the speed.

125 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town | +27 (0) 84 606 4449 | info@capebiketravel.com

SHOP FOR UNFORGETTABLE HANDCRAFTED RINGS
Trying to drop hints about getting married? Or maybe you know she’s the one but have no idea what kind of ring she would really love? It wouldn’t hurt to stop by Cape Diamonds’ studio in Green Point, where her eyes will sparkle with all the bling and designs on display and you might get some ideas as to what cut and ring settings she likes. Joel Graham and his team are the experts at making couples feel relaxed while offering information that can help you choose the right cut, setting and even metal to suit your budget. You’ll definitely score points when you point out their Cape Fynbos Range – a unique collection of exquisite diamond and platinum engagement rings that celebrate the rare beauty of the Cape floral kingdom.

Unit 6, Victoria Junction | 57 Prestwich St | Green Point | +27 (0)21 421 5364

MAKE A MID-AIR PROPOSAL
Sweep that special someone off their feet and into the sky on the adventure of a lifetime with Cape Town Helicopters. Seasoned in the art of arranging special engagement flights (for those who want to pop the question), the city’s TripAdvisor number-one rated helicopter tour operator has a remarkable 100% “yes” record. So romance is kind of their thing. For around the price of two meals at a city restaurant, you’ll be able to experience romance at a completely different level (about 3000 feet in the air) on the Hopper flight. If you’re looking to bring out the big guns for your Valentine, a VIP flight around Cape Point and to the Winelands for a three-course lunch should do the trick. Book your flight by calling +27 (0)21 418 9462.

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Cost: The Hopper flight costs R1260pp for CapeTownMagazine.com readers. The Winelands experiences start from R5300pp (VIP lunch trips can go up to R12600pp).
Time: Various times throughout the day


220 East Pier | Breakwater Edge | V&A Waterfront Helipad

OLD-SCHOOL HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE AT RADISSON BLU RIEBEEK STREET
On Valentine’s Day this year, inner-city escape Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence invites you to rediscover romance at its Je Te Veux (‘I want you’) experience. Enjoy a four-course dinner with epic city views at The Stratus Room, with classic Hollywood romance films like Casablanca playing in the background. Followed by DJs, dancing and cocktails on the rooftop Ghibli Bar. The experience on its own costs R450/p. But you can also choose to book a standard room for R3100 or a business-class room for R4800 and get the full experience, your room and breakfast in bed. Book your getaway today.
Cost: R450pp for the dinner only; R3100 for dinner plus single room; R4800 for dinner plus business-class room
Time: 7pm until late


22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 467 4000

SWIPE RIGHT: IT’S A MATCH
Singles should look no further than heading to Beerhouse on Long for a Tinder party – who knows, you might meet your match. This “Hoppy Valentine’s Day” event features half-price beer cocktails all day long, a fun sex quiz, a DJ on the decks and a R99 bottomless ribs special. If you don’t have the Tinder app, download it and set it to a 1km radius when you arrive at Beerhouse. The first 10 people who rock up and present their profile to Beerhouse will get a free Liefmans beer. No under 21s will be allowed. PS. Your profile picture needs to be a snap of you in Beerhouse to qualify.
Cost: Free, you only pay for food and drinks.
Time: 7pm until late


223 Long Street | +27 (0)21 556 3217 or info@get-published.co.za

WITNESS THE FITNESS OF LOVE
Getting physical this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be between the sheets, Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is hosting a 5km fun-run to get the blood pumping. The early-evening glow on the backdrop of Stellenbosch Hills is as idyllic as it gets, and after the run, enjoy some treats at the various food stalls: a cocktail, wine and beer bar, arts and crafts and live entertainment will be available to cool off after the run.
Cost: R80 per adult and R50 per child.
Time: 6pm-9pm


Devonvale Golf Club | Bottelary Road | Stellenbosch | +27 (0)21 865 2080 or info@devonvale.co.za

SMART IS SEXY
Bibliophilia, a boutique bookshop in Woodstock specialising in graphic design, art, street art, illustration and photography, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with something different – poetry and spoken word will be narrated by Misa Narrates, live music provided by Francesca Biancoli a create-your-own Valentine’s gift session with Tharien Smith. Tickets include pizza and bubbly.
Cost: R199pp
Time: 6pm-9pm


Side Street Studios 1 | 48 Albert Road | Woodstock | +27 (0)21 447 1773 or info@bibliophilia.co.za

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH HISTORY IN THE NAME OF LOVE
Cape Malay culture in the Mother City has a rich history, and one way to celebrate proudly local is to join in on Cape Malay Wednesdays for an awesome feast. Taking place at the Charles Café in De Waterkant, you and your partner can enjoy some of the most popular Cape Malay dishes that includes their signature lamb curry, bobotie and dhal curry served with all the trimmings.
Cost: There’s an a la carte menu with individually priced items available, or indulge in the set menu for R245/p that includes a dessert.
Time: 6pm-9:30pm


The Charles Café | 137 Waterkant Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)87 743 2359 or hello@thecharles.cafe

KILL CUPID AT QUAY FOUR
Hate the idea of Valentine’s Day but feel the need to vent about it anyway? Then the Kill Cupid Party at Quay 4 at the V&A Waterfront is for you. Snap up a deal on a 3.5L Castle Rocket for R210 and enjoy specials on seafood platters – great for group sharing. Live entertainment will be adding an upbeat atmosphere with fantastic spot prizes up for grabs on the night.
Cost: Free, drinks and food will be charged accordingly.
Time: 11am-11pm


Quay Four | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)21 419 2008 or info@quay4.co.za

REMEMBER WHEN HARRY MET SALLY?
When Harry Met Sally was a romantic comedy from the late 80’s, and this year the Earth Fair Market is centering their Valentine’s Day party around this cult classic. Bring out those jackets with the shoulder pads, perms and jheri curls for a great evening out – singles are welcome too. DJ Red Fox will be spinning the best of the 80’s while guests enjoy the wide selection of food and drink stands.
Cost: Entry to the market is free
Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm


South Palms | 333 Main Road | jacqui@earthfairmarket.co.za

A CRUISE FOR TWO
Taking to the water for a sunset cruise is about as romantic as it gets. Drifting along the Atlantic seaboard coastline, the Tigresse Sailing Catamaran excursion includes a welcome cocktail, sparkling wine and a luxury chocolate hamper. The trip returns to the V&A Waterfront after dark, a great central location for continuing the Valentine’s spirit.
Cost: R500pp
Time: 7pm-9:30pm


Tigresse Sailing Catamaran | No 8, Quay 5 | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)21 421 0909 or info@tigresse.co.za

LOVE BITES
“We’re not looking for love, we're looking for a good time.” All Tiger’s Milk restaurants across the Cape will play host to an anti-love party called Love Bites, an affair appealing to anyone looking to have a good time with tequila on tap. Join in on the festivities at Tigers Milk Century City, Claremont, Kloof Street, Long Street, Muizenberg and Stellenbosch.
Cost: Entry is free, but food and drinks will be charged for.
Time: 6pm-12am


Tigers Milk | Various Cape Town locations

LONG STREET LOVIN’
Valentine’s Day 2018 falls on a Wednesday this year, which is already a terrific excuse to indulge in a midweek razzle. The Waiting Room on Long Street is hosting a “ValenPrime” party, where DJs Bryan Travis, Floyu b2b Yoyo and Mahesh will be mashing up R&B, hip-hop, gqom, funk and soul. If you’re looking to spend your Valentine’s night with fun on the dancefloor, this is the place to be.
Cost: R50pp
Time: 8pm-2am


273 Long Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 422 4536 or waitingroombookings@gmail.com

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES
Looking for a night out with the girls? You’ve come to the right place. Beefcakes in De Waterkant is hosting an “All the Single Ladies” Valentine’s Day bash, where ladies will be greeted with a free cosmo upon arrival followed by the usual fun, tongue-in-cheek atmosphere which this Green Point restaurant is known for, along with a wicked cocktail selection and plentiful food options.
Cost: R80pp
Time: 7pm-10pm


40 Somerset Road | Green Point | +27 (0)21 425 9019 or capetown@beefcakes.co.za

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