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Things to do for Valentine’s Day: fun is in the air

Taken or single: Make your Vday a big day

Last updated: Thursday, 5 May 2022

Want to know how to celebrate Valentines Day in Cape Town in 2023? Subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye out for the updates about this romantic day. Here is how we celebrated in 2022.

WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Galileo Open Air Cinema has a jam-packed romantic weekend in store for all you love birds. Snuggle up and watch romantic classics like The Notebook, Pride and Prejudice or a special viewing of Notting Hill on Monday 14 February. Make use of the limited edition Couple's Combo with your ticket purchase for just R100 extra (it includes popcorn, nougat, alcohol-free G&T’s and more). Find out more about Galileo.

Where: Various locations
When: 12, 13 + 14 February 2022; opens at 6pm; movie starts at 8pm
Price: Starts at R109, book here.


Various locations | 071 471 8728 | Instagram: @thegalileo | Image: Galileo Cinemas

ENJOY A ROMANTIC GETAWAY

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day by booking into a luxurious Airstream unit with a loved one. Old Mac Daddy is offering a great special on 13 February. It includes a hearty breakfast buffet, two 30-minute back massages, lake access and a R500 voucher for a romantic dinner at the Barn Restaurant.

Where: Old Mac Daddy, Elgin Valley
When: 13 February 2022
Price: R2000 per unit, email to book: reservations@oldmacdaddy.co.za


Elgin Valley | 021 844 0241 | Instagram: @old_mac_daddy | Image: Old Mac Daddy

SING ALONG TO GREASE AT STARDUST 

Grease is the word this Valentine’s Day at Stardust Theatrical Dining. Dazzle your significant other with show tunes from the beloved musical Grease while enjoying a 4-course set menu. Book ahead of time to ensure your spot.

Where: Stardust Theatrical Dining in Foreshore
When: 14 February; starts at 7pm
Price: R395 per person, book here.


18 Sir Lowry Road | Foreshore | 021 462 7777 | Instagram: @stardustcapetown | Image: Stardust Theatrical Dining

BOOK A LUXURY GETAWAY AT TAJ CAPE TOWN

Go for a big gesture and spoil your significant other with a romantic night at Taj Cape Town. Your stay will include a luxury room with gorgeous views of Table mountain, a complimentary a la carte breakfast, a 3-course meal at Taj’s Bombay Brasserie and a R500 voucher to the award-winning Jiva spa. Find out more about Taj.

Where: Taj Hotel in Wale Street
When: Offer is valid until 31 March 2022
Price: R3 500 per couple per night. Call to book: 021 819 2000


1 Wale Street | Cape Town | 021 819 2000 | Instagram: @tajcapetown | Image: Taj Hotel

PUTTER UP WITH A GAME OF 3D MINI GOLF

Experience an outer-space wonderland with glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Play 18 holes at Glowing Rooms SA with 3D glasses and glowing golf clubs. This is a great activity for friends, families and couples. Plus, you don’t need to book. 

Where: Glowing Rooms SA in Milnerton
When: Sat from 10am - 8pm; Sun from 10am - 4pm
Price: R110 per player


1 Turf Club Drive | Milnerton | 021 551 2244 | Instagram: @glowingroomssa | Image: Glowing Rooms SA

LET YOUR LOVE DEFY GRAVITY WITH SKY-HI

Go on an adventure with your loved one with the Sky-Hi Ride. Launching from the 28th floor of Hotel Sky, this ride will catapult you up a hair-raising 35-metres in a chair-lift. It has beautiful views and is a huge adrenaline rush. Book your tickets in advance.

Where: Hotel Sky 
When: 12 + 13 Feb from 11am - 8pm
Price: R200


9 Lower Long St | Cape Town City Centre | 021 879 5040 | Instagram: @skyhiride | Image: Sky-Hi Ride

HAVE A ROMANTIC DINNER IN CONSTANTIA

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a delectable Valentine’s Day dinner at The Conservatory restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort. You can also take a romantic stroll in the beautiful garden with your boo. Book in advance.

Where: The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort
When: 14 February from 6pm - 9.30pm
Price: R595 per person, call to book: 021 794 2137


93 Brommersvlei Road | Constantia Heights | 021 794 2137 | Instagram: @thecellarshohenort | Image: The Cellars Hohenort

PARTNER UP FOR A GOLF GAME

Swing big this Valentine’s Day with a game of golf at the Fairview Golf Estate. This special includes a couple’s 9-hole game and boerewors rolls. Tee-off times need to be booked (times available from 9am till 4pm). 

Where: Fairview Golf Estate in Gordons Bay
When: 13 February; 9am - 4pm
Price: R220 per couple; call to book: 082 826 2735


HAVE A PICNIC WITH LIVE MUSIC

Invite friends, family and loved ones to a summer picnic at Boschendal Wine Estate. Guests will receive a picnic basket, including freshly baked bread, salads and charcuterie, and can snack while listening to live music by Newton & Co. Choose between a table (limited table seating available) or picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Book your spot here.

Where: Boschendal Wine Estate on the lawns
When: 13 February; 12pm - 5pm
Price: Basket for two: R620; Basket for one: R320; Kids under 10: R150


Helshoogte Road | Franschhoek | 021 870 4273 | Instagram: @boschendal | Image: Boschendal Wine Estate

CHALLENGE EACH OTHER WITH AN ESCAPE GAME

Hint Hunt is open this Valentine’s Day and will be offering live escape games from 11am. Teams can be 2 to 6 people, so it’s perfect for couples or groups of friends. The game involves problem solving with a series of themed rooms for you to choose from. Book your next adventure now.

When: Open daily; 14 Feb from 11am-8:30pm
Where: Watershed at V&A Waterfront
Price: Ranges from R590 - R1 650


Watershed | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | 076 187 2764 | Instagram: @hinthuntafrica | Image: Hint Hunt

GET THOSE ENDORPHINS WORKING WITH A RUN

Change up the pace with the Lifestyle Challenge love run at a beautiful wine estate. The run takes place on 12 February, so it is a great way to kick off your romantic weekend. You can choose the 5km or 10km run (with or without an obstacle course). Pre-book your run here.

Where: D ’Aria Wine Estate in Durbanville
When: 12 February; registration starts at 5.45am
Price: 5km – R120 (without obstacle course); 5km – R170 (with obstacle course); 10km – R150 (without obstacle course); 10km – R200 (with obstacle course)

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FIND MORE ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TOWN

Looking for last minute Valentine’s Day plans? Here are some ideas. 

Treat yourself to a romantic lunch by the poolside at The Melting Pot. 

Go for a romantic wine tasting at some of the best wine farms in the country.

How are you spending your Valentine’s Day weekend?

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