Instead, arrange the day the way you want it, especially if your vision of the perfect day is Breakfast at Tiffany’s style romance in the big city.

Cape Town is the perfect city in which to romance and be romanced. The Cape Town CBD is not just a place of work and play for clubbers. With its heritage buildings, paved pedestrianised streets and renowned restaurants, it also screams romance from the top of its open-air cinema to the bottom of its gorgeous Company’s Garden where the squirrels will join you for a picnic lunch.

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s staff, who know the city inside out, have shared their best tips on what to do on the Day of Love to make it just perfect for you and your other half.


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1.     Explore the Central City in a horse-drawn carriage

Even if you weren’t one of those girls who grew up wanting to be a princess, you’d probably agree there’s nothing wrong with a fairytale Valentine’s Day. Book a horse-drawn carriage ride for you and your partner and take in the sights and sounds of the Cape Town CBD in Cinderella style.

  • Cape Town Carriage Company: Castle of Good Hope, Darling and Buitenkant Sts,, 021 704 6907/8

Click page 2 below for more ideas for a CT Valentine’s day…