In the mood to woo? Book a delectable four-course Valentine’s Day dinner, complete with paired bubbly, at this elegant oceanfront resort.
Set along the famed Hermanus 10-kilometre-long cliff path, The Marine is a luxurious hotel full of romantic charm and elegance. Dating back to 1902, this seaside property overlooking Walker Bay is a destination in itself, where ocean views, fresh sea breezes and freshly-caught seafood are the order of the day.
If you’ve got someone special to impress this Valentine’s, The Marine’s prime cliff-top position, world-famous whale-watching opportunities and breathtaking views for days, will help you set the scene. And if you need any more convincing, last year, the hotel received Haute Grandeur Global Awards for Best Romantic Hotel in Africa and Best Honeymoon Hotel in South Africa.
It’s all very romantic, and the ideal destination to enjoy a series of heavenly dishes with a glass of chilled Hemel-en-Aarde bubbly, as the sun sets over the ocean.
Dishes to dine for
The hotel’s elegant Origins restaurant is perched atop the cliff path and serves dishes made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Head chef Tronette Dippenaar will treat you and your loved one to a delectable four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. The menu for lovers is South Atlantic tuna tataki, smoked salmon mousse, seared duck breast, and dark chocolate marquise (a rich chocolate mousse-like dessert). Each course will be expertly paired with varietals of Mèthode Cap Classique from the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.
Book a table à deux – there’s a lot to fall in love with here.