Love is in the air in Cape Town as hopeless romantics start to make special plans for their special someone.

Whether you’re a die-hard Valentine’s Day fan or prefer to just go with the flow, we can all agree that a little romance goes a long way.

And luckily for Capetonians, they live in a pretty spectacular place! Cape Town is the perfect backdrop for the ultimate Valentine’s Day.

Treat your love at one of these five romantic spots for Valentine’s Day:

1. A movie under the stars

Take movie night outside this Valentine’s Day!


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Those who often reminisce about visiting the old-school drive-in during the good old days certainly don’t want to miss this.

While Galileo open-air cinemas are dotted all around Cape Town and run almost every day of the week, a special Valentine’s Day screening will be held at the beautiful and completely romantic Nooitgedacht Wine Estate. This venue has become one of the most popular ways to spend a romantic night out in Cape Town. Weather-wise, February in the Mother City is almost always perfect and Nooitgedacht is pulling out all the stops for all you hopeless romantics.

The price includes a screening of Valentine’s Day (how apt!), a backrest, a cosy blanket, a refreshing welcome drink, plus a heart-shaped lollipop to enjoy during the film.

R304 between Stellenbosch and the N1 | Stellenbosch |

2. Dinner and a show at StarDust Diner

An evening at StarDust Diner is sure to be a night to remember


The StarDust Diner, as most locals in the know will tell you, is the home of the singing waiter, and the most heavenly bread bowl salad on planet Earth.

Aside from attending to your every need during your delicious meal, your waiter or waitress will take to the stage from 8pm to wow the crowd with pure talent. Sometimes they start singing right where they are standing, which makes for a great surprise!

Dancing on your table is not only common but encouraged. Which is why a night of fabulous entertainment with these theatre stars is an experience you definitely want to share with your sweetheart. Think heart-wrenching Adele ballads and classic musical numbers that you know by heart…

118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 462 7777 |

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3. Jazz vibes at The Piano Bar


If you and your partner enjoy the smooth sounds of local jazz while you wine and dine, The Piano Bar in De Waterkant is the ultimate treat this Valentine’s Day.

This year, The Piano Bar will treat you and your Valentine to a delectable three-course meal, including a starter platter of salmon, risotto and other treats, cannelloni or beef fillet mains, and a surprise dessert. Your mouth-watering meal will be paired with a glass of delicious Prosecco. Open from 6 pm until late, you can simply slow down and enjoy an atmosphere second to none.

Enjoy perfect food, the perfect atmosphere… and an all-around perfect night.

47 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 418 1096 |

4. Picnicking at Boschendal Estate

A lazy picnic in the winelands… it doesn’t get more romantic than this


If you’re all about the simple pleasures in life, a picnic at Boschendal Wine Estate with your significant other is definitely worth the drive.

Their delicious, organic picnic baskets are filled to bursting with homemade preserves and sauces, fresh baguettes, a whole roast chicken, garden salads, cheeses and homemade organic ice-cream.

Grab your basket, some plush complimentary beanbags or cosy lawn chairs and pick a shady, secluded spot on the rolling lawns. After tucking into your sumptuous picnic, kick back and while the afternoon away in absolute bliss.

Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek | [email protected] +27 021 870 4274 |

5. A romantic day at Eden on the Bay

Sea, sand and sunsets for days. All you need is love and Eden on the Bay


Boasting one of Cape Town’s best views of Table Mountain, Eden on the Bay is a firm favourite Valentine’s Day destination for locals every year (and all year round, for that matter).

Here you will find romantic activities to suit every personality:

  • ‘Waffle’ over waffles at the Big Bay Waffle Company
  • Enjoy a sunset SUP with your squeeze at Cabrinha
  • Relaxing traditional couples massages at Aiyara Thai Spa
  • Intimate dinners at one of their top restaurants, including Moyo, Eden Café and Primi

With options like these, your Valentine’s Day is sure to be memorable!

Cnr Sir David Baird & Otto du Plessis Drive, Big Bay, Bloubergstrand |