Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018: What to Do and Where to Go

Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018 is just around the corner. Many couples will be leaving their plans to the last minute as they try and think of things to do for the day of love. This year, we have hand-selected a wide range of ideas to cater to just about every taste and budget. From intimate dining experiences to laid-back beach picnics, sunset cruises, fine dining encounters, pamper sessions, unusual wine tastings, and romantic movies under the stars, this list has it all. 

That’s not to say that you can’t get creative this year. If you’re trying to save money or you’re looking for something unique, there are many ways to celebrate that do not require a great deal of planning or effort. Sometimes, the most romantic thing you can do with your love is to simply spend time together. Whatever you’re in the mood for this year, be sure to check out our list of ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018 style!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018

Ready to see what we have in store for you this year? Getting right down to business, here is our list of things to do with your love this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018. 

Indulge Your Senses at Twelve Apostles

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The incredible Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Camps Bay has a number of enticing experienced lined up for couples. On Valentine’s Day evening, lovers can look forward to a six-course dinner overlooking the ocean, with a choice of Azure Restaurant and The Atlantic Marquee on offer. Starting at 19h00 for 19h30, the price for this dinner is R1250 per person, including a chilled glass of bubbly on arrival. Wine pairing is available at an additional R450 per person. For even more pampering, Twelve Apostles is also offering a Couples’ Deluxe Treatment, which includes a 60 minute Rasul, a 45 minute massage and two glasses of bubbly for two people, at a price of R2650 per couple. Visit to see what else the month of love has in store for couples. Bookings are essential for all activities.

Picnic Among the Roses at Boschendal Wine Estate

Valentine's Day in Cape Town 2018 - What to Do and Where to Go - Boschendal


Head out to the spectacular Cape Winelands on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 18h30 for a delectable picnic at Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek. For just R750 per basket for two or R425 per basket for one, you can enjoy a free glass of bubbly on arrival, along with live entertainment and a special gift. Here’s what the official event page says about this picnic in the gorgeous rose garden: “Enjoy a picnic under the stars in our Rhone Rose Garden. The garden will be lit up by a spectacular fire sculpture and guests will be able to capture and print all their special moments using Instabooth.” Bookings are essential – email [email protected] or call +27 (0)21 870 4274 to book.

Polkadraai & Popcorn at Stellenbosch Hills

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Also in the Cape Winelands, the lovely Stellenbosch Hills estate is running a rather unusual wine tasting experience throughout the month of February. The Polkadraai & Popcorn tasting pairs gourmet popcorn crafted by Guzzle & Wolf with selected Polkadraai blends, for a flavour adventure you will not forget. This experience costs just R50 per person. Look out for a variety of unusual flavours and plenty of light-hearted fun. Bookings are recommended – visit the official event page over at for details. 

Sunset Cruise & Picnic in the Sky with Celestial Gifts

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Celestial Gifts has all sorts of amazing packages for couples. Their Sunset Cruise & Picnic in the Sky experience is sure to be just the thing for those wanting to do something special for Valentine’s Day this year. This package costs R1295 per couple and is available throughout the year. The package includes a spectacular sunset champagne cruise for two, along with tickets to the Wheel of Excellence at the V&A Waterfront. Once you have booked and completed your cruise, head to the Wheel with your booking confirmation to receive your picnic basket. You can then buy your food and drinks and head back to enjoy a picnic in the sky. For bookings, head on over to

Family Picnic on Llandudno Beach

Valentine's Day in Cape Town 2018 - What to Do and Where to Go - Llandudno Beach


Llandudno Surf Lifesaving Club is hosting their annual Llandudno Beach Picnic on 14 February 2018 from 17h00 onwards. Proceeds and donations will go towards the lifesaving club. Picnics for two cost just R395, and include a bottle of Kumala wine or Bos Ice Tea. Vegetarian picnics are also offered, along with kids picnics at R60 that are ideal for kids under 10 years. Bring along an umbrella, a blanket, a warm top and some coins for club donations. There is a cash bar at the clubhouse. Bookings are essential – visit for details and contact information.

Open Air Cinema at The President

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On Wednesday 14 February 2018, The President Hotel’s open air cinema will be screening the classic love story, The Notebook. This timeless tale brings Nicholas Spark’s novel to life, with no dry eye in the house. Doors open at 18h00 with the show starting at 20h00. For just R380 per person, you get a glass of bubbly on arrival, a movie ticket, a set of headphones, a woodfired pizza, a craft beer or glass of wine and a heavenly dessert to share. Limited tickets available. For more information and bookings, send an email to [email protected] or contact the hotel by phone on +27 (21) 434 8111. 

These ideas should help you get your plans underway. If you’re looking for even more ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018, be sure to check our list of Magical Places To Go For A Date In Cape Town, along with our additional romantic guides that include the Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Cape TownBeautiful Towns Near Cape Town to Spend Valentine’s Day, and Top Romantic Hotels in Cape Town

If you’d like assistance planning a romantic break this February, be sure to get in touch with our team. We will help you find the perfect place to stay this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2018!

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