Valentine’s Day 2020: Things To Do in Cape Town + The Winelands

Valentine’s Day 2020: Things To Do in Cape Town + The Winelands Harbour House Kalk Bay

From rose-garden picnics and wine pairings to laidback lunches and a six-course feast, share the love this Valentine’s Day.

It might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but actually – if you strip away the commercialisation and soppy messaging associated with modern-day Valentine’s Day – its 3rd-century origins are rather lovely – and worth remembering.

One possible version is that 14 February pays homage to Saint Valentine, who secretly married young lovers when matrimony was outlawed in Rome in 200AD. Another portrays young Valentine sending a message, from prison, to a damsel he fell in love with, and signing it “from your Valentine”. Enough to entice even the most jaded sceptics, right?

So, whether you’re celebrating a new romance or time-tested love, or simply enjoying the Cape’s divine weather with friends and cherished ones, we’ve rounded up a list of things to do on 14 February. From picnics under the stars to chic innercity dinners and three-course Winelands feasts, we’re sharing the love this Valentine’s Day.

Grub & Vine

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Grub & Vine

Romance is alive and well at this intimate innercity bistro, the lair of Michelin-trained chef Matt Manning. Valentine’s Day guests can expect to be wooed by Matt’s five-course foray into modern-European cuisine, always with a local twist and a rustic-yet-refined focus. The wine list is seriously impressive and includes a selection of small-cellar finds, some big names and a procession of beautiful French choices too.
Cost R750 per person for the five-course set menu / R1 250 with wine-pairing
Good to know Booking is through DinePlan only.
Time 6pm – 10pm
Other Valentine’s offerings A chocolate masterclass on 15 February with well-loved foodie Katelyn Williams is a wonderful way to extend the Valentine’s vibe into the weekend.
Contact 076 256 8654, info@mattmanningchef.com
Where to find it 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
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Harbour House Kalk Bay

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Harbour House

If romance means a table overlooking the ocean under a pink-painted sky, with the added bonus of a soundtrack of crashing waves, then Harbour House Kalk Bay is certainly a restaurant you should consider this Valentine’s Day. You’ll find it perched on the rocks in the Kalk Bay harbour and it comes complete with breathtaking sea views, a suitably stylish blue and white interior with Afro-chic touches and, given the setting, a Valentine’s Day menu that’s crammed with seafood aplenty (although there are delicious options for carnivores and vegetarians, too). We say, get in early and book a window table. And if it’s a balmy evening, a stroll on the pier to the lighthouse is a must – either before or after dinner.
Menu Expect to be spoilt with a five-course dinner for two, starting with just-shucked West Coast oysters with chilli and a watermelon granita, followed by beetroot-cured scallops and Harbour House’s famous salmon tartare for starters. Then move onto main course options of slow-cooked pork belly or kingklip parsley risotto and end your meal with the chocolate mousse and meringue-studded Valentine’s mess.
View the menu.
Cost R1 200 (includes a bottle of Pongracz MCC)
Good to know This special is also available at Harbour House V&A Waterfront and there is a vegetarian set menu, too.
Time 6pm – 10pm
Other Valentine’s offerings Live music completes the picture-perfect romantic scene
Contact 021 788 4136, kalkbay@harbourhouse.co.za
Where to find it Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
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The Kraal

Valentines Day The Kraal Joostenberg

Bucolic bliss beckons at this picturesque working farm in Muldersvlei, near Stellenbosch, where Valentine’s Dinner is served under the starlit sky. The Kraal is all about celebrating seasonality and the joy of farm-to-table dining, and this Valentine’s Day promises to spoil dining duos with a menu specially devised for the occasion. This is alfresco dining out of a fringe film, right down to the whitewashed werf walls, the balmy heat and the sound of summertime cicadas.
Menu Canapés include chilled watermelon with mint, smoked trout with caper butter on rye toast and fresh West Coast oysters, followed by a mezze selection of local farm delights, including the likes of mosbolletjie bread, local fior di latte cheese and home-cured coppa ham. A main course features roasted free-range beef fillet served with just-picked salad and vegetables, while the dessert of fynbos-honey ice cream with figs and pine-nut tuile biscuit completes the feast. The meal will be accompanied by select wines and limited-edition vintages from the estate.
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Cost R375 per person (includes welcome drink, canapés and dinner)
Good to know Wine with the meal is not included in the price.
Time 7pm
Contact 079 641 1320, kraalrestaurant@joostenberg.co.za
Where to find it The Kraal, Joostenberg Wine Estate, Hoopenburg Road, Muldersvlei, 7607
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Norval Foundation

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Norval Foundation

Norval Foundation puts a good dose of heart into art appreciation this Valentine’s Day with two concepts – one at the acclaimed Skotnes Restaurant and the other at the museum itself, with Art After Dark. Couples can skip the crowds and get up close and personal with the world-class art on show, including the acclaimed Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture featuring sculptures by William Kentridge and a newer show featuring works by Kenyan modernist Michael Armitage. After you’ve had your fill of aesthetic pleasures, head to The Skotnes for a series of epicurean spoils.
Menu The three-course meal for two features a selection of sharing-style starters, including burrata with basil, tomato and buchu, and marinated calamari with chilli plum sauce, while mains include Karoo lamb; fresh market fish or gnocchi, red pepper, asparagus and Havarti. For dessert a yoghurt parfait with strawberries and rose is served.
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Cost R750 per person (includes a welcome drink and admission to the museum after closing time)
Good to know 50% deposit required. The sculpture garden is a must-see and wonderful for a romantic stroll à deux.
Time 6pm – 10pm
Other Valentine’s offerings: R220 museum admission for couples (usual admission price R180), including two glasses of wine – to be redeemed via voucher upon next visit.
Contact 087 654 5900, info@norvalfoundation.org
Where to find it 4 Steenberg Road, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town, 7945
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Tjing Tjing Momiji Lounge

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Tjing Tjing

For modern minimalists, the carefully considered aesthetic of Tjing Tjing (a four-in-one Japanese dining and drinking emporium) is the perfect partner for an equally curated romantic evening this Valentine’s Day. Momiji Lounge is the luxe and achingly cool place to be after a kaiseki fine-dining experience at the adjacent Tjing Tjing Momiji. This Valentine’s Day, Momiji Lounge is offering a special mochi-box-and-sake combination for those with a sweet tooth, while the lighter otsumami (snack) menu is also available – perfect for dine-and-dash bookings.
Menu The special mochi menu consists of a selection of delicate rice cakes, a traditional Japanese delicacy found in eateries across Japan. This Valentine’s Day pastry chef Adri Morel has prepared an exclusive selection of six mochi to share, including Rose and Strawberry, Date Caramel, Coconut and Apricot and Yuzu Raspberry.
Cost R150 per couple (includes a carafe of sake) / R85 per couple (mochi truffle sharing box, excludes drinks)
Good to know Reservation by email only.
Time 5pm – 7pm; 7pm – 9pm; 9pm – 11pm
Other Valentine’s offerings Guests may also visit Torii (street level) or the rooftop bar for a bite.
Contact info@tjingtjing.co.za
Where to find it 165 Longmarket Street, CBD, Cape Town
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Quoin Rock

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Quoin Rock

The magnificent Stellenbosch setting and architectural surrounds are your first clue to a world-class destination. Add dazzling dining to the scorecard and you have a gourmet experience that you won’t soon forget.
For Valentine’s Day Quoin Rock is pulling out all the stops, with two offerings that celebrate life and love in style. Choose from a laidback luxe picnic on the grounds with handcrafted charcuterie and edible surprises from chef Nicole Loubser and her team; or a five-course lunch journey at Gâte with a tea or wine pairing. This is sophisticated summertime fine-dining par excellence.
Picnic menu The gourmet deli spoils including charcuterie and sustainable foie gras.
Lunch menu For lunch, guests are invited to join chef Nicole on a Journey Around the World where each of the five courses explores an ingredient and its origins – from Namibian Oryx to Caprese from Italy – all with the exquisite presentation and preparation detail synonymous with this extraordinary restaurant.
View the picnic menu.
View the lunch menu.
Cost Picnic: R500 per person / Lunch: R1 575 per person
Good to know Factor in time for your visit; it’s well worth lingering a little longer.
Time Picnic: 12pm – 5pm / Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Other Valentine’s offerings Each couple also receives a gift hamper including a bottle of Namysto Rosé and handcrafted chocolates to take home.
Contact 021 888 4740, gate@quoinrock.co.za
Where to find it Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
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The 41

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at The 41

In the heart of Camps Bay’s Copacabana-esque strip, this sexy seaside spot oozes laidback-holiday vibes – thanks to the glossy, sunkissed clientele and, of course, the fact that it’s metres away from the beach. It’s the ideal spot for romantic Valentine’s Day bubbly or cocktails (after a sunset stroll on the beach, of course), followed by a meal of globally inspired dishes. This Valentine’s Day there’ll also be live entertainment from international DJ, El Conchitas, who will be playing from 5pm – 7pm, ramped up with discounts on Mumm French Champagne.
Menu Take your pick from the à la carte menu of easy-eating favourites – from gourmet burgers to pizzas, classic steaks and their mouthwatering peri-peri prawns, definitely worth getting your fingers dirty for!
View the menu.
Cost A la carte prices apply; Mumm Champagne R170 per glass; R899 per bottle
Time 5pm till late
Contact 021 347 0558, info@the41.co.za
Where to find it Ground floor, 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
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The Hussar Grill Camps Bay

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Hussar Grill

Hussar Grill has been romancing guests with their steaks and grills for 55 years – it’s clearly a recipe that works! The Camps Bay branch has been feeding families, groups of friends and couples wanting a night to themselves forever. Of course, meat is the star here – aged steaks on and off the bone done just how you like them, and served with a plethora of sauces and sides we all know and love: creamed spinach and butternut, perfectly cut fries and arguably the best onion rings in Cape Town!
Menu More than just meat, there’s a selection of other mouthwatering steakhouse classics on the menu – from garlicky snails and old-school-cool prawn and avocado cocktail for starters to Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts and delicious salads.
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Cost Various
Good to know This offer is available at all restaurants nationwide.
Time 6pm – 11pm
Other Valentine’s offerings You haven’t lived till you’ve tried a Hussar Grill Chocolate Vodka Martini – it’s a must to end your Valentine’s meal in style.
Contact 021 438 0151, campsbay@hussargrill.com
Where to find it Shop 2, 108 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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La Petite Ferme

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at La Petite Ferme

It’s been well-loved as a romantic lunch and dinner destination for decades – and for good reason. La Petite Ferme’s extraordinary setting offers jaw-dropping views – it’s no surprise that many a proposal has happened here; it’s a popular choice for anniversaries, too.
This Valentine’s Day, chef Kyle Norris has developed an ambrosial dinner menu, with whimsical touches. It goes without saying that the wine-pairings are on-point, too – carefully chosen from La Petite Ferme’s own cellar and other local farms.
Menu The six-course dinner experience kicks off with a tasting platter of mezze-style choices including hummus, tapenade, Parma ham and brie and then moves onto starters of dressed oysters and chicken with Moroccan pancakes. Main course includes wagyu steak and freshly caught linefish with pumpkin marrow and charred rose petals, while dessert is a decadent chocolate sphere with salted caramel and Guinness foam.
View the menu.
Cost R750 per person (six courses) / R950 per person (with wine pairing)
Good to know There are vegan options available.
Time 7pm – 9:30pm
Other Valentine’s offerings Each guest receives a glass of MCC on arrival and there will be live entertainment at sunset.
Contact 021 876 3016, reception@lapetiteferme.co.za
Where to find it La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek Road, Franschhoek
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La Parada Bree Street

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at La Parada
Michelle Parkin

Fancy a night on the town, enjoying the urban buzz with your beloved? Then head to this bastion of cool this Valentine’s Day for their Sunset Sounds, featuring live music from Acoustic Element and DJ Cosher. Order your dinner off the à la carte menu, which includes a mix of tasty tapas to share (we love the tuna tacos and peppadew poppers) or take your pick from more substantial choices like the chicken espetada or the gourmet wagyu beef burger. Of course, a menu this colourful needs a wine list and cocktail menu to match, and you can rest assured there are more than enough liquid delights to choose from.
Menu Take your pick from the sizeable à la carte menu. As a sweet ending to your city-based rendezvous, enjoy a trio of desserts to share (baked New York cheesecake with shortbread and ruby chocolate ganache, churros with salted dark-chocolate and strawberry ganache, and white chocolate mousse encased in ruby chocolate).
View the menu.
Cost A la carte prices apply; dessert trio R105 per head.
Good to know Also available at La Parada Constantia Nek, La Parada Century City & La Parada V&A. R200 deposit per head required.
Time 6pm; 7.30pm; 8.30pm sittings. Kitchen closes at 11pm. Venue closes at 2am.
Other Valentine’s offerings A welcome glass of Pongracz MCC will be offered to all Valentine’s Special guests on arrival.
Contact 021 426 0330, breestreet@laparada.co.za
Where to find it 107 Bree Street, Cape Town
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Hazendal Wine Estate

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Hazendal

This Valentine’s Day Hazendal Wine Estate intends on taking you and your loved one to Russia with love – with all the luxury trimmings. This iconic estate in the Bottelary Hills underwent a massive refurb in 2019 and the result is a multi-dimensional offering that delights on all levels. For Valentine’s Day, the star of the show is Avante Garde Restaurant, with its suitably jaw-dropping interiors and artistic flounces fit for the Tsars.
Menu Guests can expect a seven-course menu brimming with a mix of global cuisine styles – starting with teriyaki-style oysters, followed by potato-and-salmon-trout chouxquette, mushroom-and-orange blossom blinchiki (crepes), Russian black-sourdough and octopus and spiced sausage. A buttermilk sorbet palate cleanser will be served before the Karoo lamb roulade with roast-onion tart, and the decadent Dalewood Boland fondue. The pièce de résistance is a Fabergé-inspired chocolate egg. An evening of epic epicurean proportions, to be sure!
View the menu.
Cost R950 per person
Good to know The dégustation menu excludes a wine-pairing but includes a welcome drink
Time 6pm
Other Valentine’s offerings A complimentary sunset photoshoot in the iconic Pavilion or next to a 1936 Bentley coupé from Hazendal’s classic car collection, will be offered to dining couples. Guests will also receive a complimentary Valentine’s Day gift
Contact 021 205 5620, bookings@hazendal.co.za
Where to find it Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
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The Village Idiot

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Village Idiot
Laura Mccullagh

Fancy a bite, plenty of cocktails and a bit of a boogie? Then put on your glad rags and head for The Village Idiot for a fabulously festive evening on Friday the 14th. Styled like a neighbourhood local, you’ll feel right at home with the eclectic decor and down-to-earth vibes – plus the grub’s rib-stickingly good too!
The Valentine’s Day theme is all things fiery – with braaied meat and potjie options, so come with a hunger and the one you love, of course!
Menu Choose from mains of medium braaied rack of lamb set on wholegrain mustard mash and served with homemade mint sauce, red-wine gravy, roosterkoek, and cumin-roasted seasonal vegetables or a vegetable potjie finished with saffron coconut cream and served with jewelled basmati rice, pumpkin fritters and mango achar. For dessert enjoy decadent chocolate brownies with Cinzano ice cream. The Valentine’s special includes a G&T or cocktail on arrival and a glass of Cinzano Pro Spritz bubbly during the main course.
Cost R400 per couple
Time 8pm – 10pm
Other Valentine’s offerings A special Valentine’s price of R100 per bottle of Cinzano is on offer and there will also be a Beefeater gin activation. Spinning the decks will be DJ Funky-G, followed by The Playground Twins.
Contact 021 418 1548, info@thevillageidiot.co.za
Where to find it 32 Loop Street, Cape Town
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Lanzerac

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Lanzerac

One of South Africa’s oldest working wine estates (established in 1692), Lanzerac has been the stuff of romance for centuries, thanks to its gorgeous setting, the sheer scale of the property and its many five-star facets. A magnificent refurb, completed in 2019, has made this estate a Winelands jewel once again.
This Valentine’s Day Lanzerac is offering diners two choices: a four-course fine-dining menu at the Manor Kitchen or a more casual supper offering with gastropub favourites at The Taphuis. There is also a drinks and canapés menu available for intimate tête-à-têtes in the welcoming Craven Lounge.
Menu Executive Chef Stephen Fraser has devised a menu studded with spoils from land and sea – from decadent gin-salmon tartare, served with poached celeriac, chives, salmon roe, herb dust and avocado for starters to mains of aromatic grilled beef fillet; or quinoa, wild rice and almond-crusted sea bass. A selection of innovative canapés will be served with drinks on the terrace before dinner.
Cost R595 per person (four-course set menu at Manor Kitchen)
Good to know Amplify your Valentine’s Day spoils with a visit to the state-of-the-art spa before dinner or check-in for an overnight stay at one of the effortlessly elegant newly refurbed suites. You can also order estate wine to take home and quaff at your next gathering.
Time 6pm – 10pm
Other Valentine’s offerings Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Lanzerac MCC and canapés to be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace.
Contact 021 887 1132, events@lanzerac.co.za
Where to find it 1 Lanzerac Road, Lanzerac Estate, Stellenbosch
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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Picture the scene: a setting sun, a perch overlooking the water and an endless procession of food and drinks. All that’s missing is you and your lover in the picture. Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront has one of the very best oceanside settings and couldn’t be more suited to a romantic rendezvous. This Valentine’s Day, they’re keeping it chilled with a picnic on the lawn or a three-course sharing platter menu on Tobago’s Terrace. The shared-food concept is guaranteed to get guests in the mood for love and laughter.
Menu The picnic menu features a divine selection of edible spoils including sushi, cheeses, Asian-style beef fillet, bread and two different salads; a chicken wrap for two plus two desserts completes the picnic offering. The three-course dinner in Tobago’s Restaurant is a platter format including oysters done three ways, a spiced sushi platter, slow-cooked pork slider with sesame slaw, a beef-fillet empanada with jalapeño cheese sauce and charcoal-coated curo prawn and peppadew kebab.
View the menu.
Cost Picnic: R890 per couple / Tobago’s: R750 per person
Good to know There are vegetarian options for both offerings; the event is weather-dependant.
Time 6.30pm – late (picnic) / 7pm – late (dinner)
Other Valentine’s offerings Both the picnic and the dinner include a complimentary drink on arrival. There is also a lucky draw to win a 60-minute Aroma Couples Massage at Amani Spa.
Contact 021 441 3000, capetown.reservations@radissonblu.com
Where to find it 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Blvd, Cape Town
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V&A Food Market

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at V&A Food Market

For a hot date with a difference, the bustling V&A Food Market is festive and fun! The two-storey indoor market has over 40 interesting vendors offering everything from sushi to smoothies, oysters and ice cream and flavourful fare from around the world. It’s an exciting and interactive way to get your fill of fabulous food, confectionery, delicacies and drinks – especially if you or your guests are into trying different dining experiences. A great option for an early-days date and a wonderful way to inject some romance into your long-standing relationship.
Menu There is an endless supply of culinary inspiration for every food mood – from samoosas to pizzas, stir-fries and waffles, craft gins, beers and frozen yoghurt, too.
Good to know There are tables inside and outside.
Time 10am – 9pm
Other Valentine’s offerings Many of the stalls will have Valentine-themed food and drinks to try and buy.
Contact 021 418 1605
Where to find it  Old Power Station, Building 19, Dock Road, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Shimmy Beach Club

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club

Certainly one of the city’s sexiest seaside spots, Shimmy Beach Club is all about celebrating Cape Town summer in style – and what better excuse to indulge in the good life than by booking a Valentine’s Day experience that includes dinner, maybe some dancing and hopefully some romancing?
Whether you indulge in unadulterated barefoot luxury, cocktails and the golden sunset hour at a table outside or enjoy an intimate and sophisticated dinner experience indoors, Shimmy offers a romantic Valentine’s experience, with glorious ocean views and a chance to get down to some dancing once the sun’s gone down.
Menu The extensive five-course set menu takes a global approach to the food of love, including two different amuse bouches followed by starter choices of prawn three ways or smoked kudu carpaccio. Main-course options include seared tuna; a trio of meat or mouthwatering goat and wild mushroom tortellini. For dessert, we’re sold on the millionaire’s shortbread friandise and chocolate truffles.
View the menu.
Cost R480 per person
Good to know In true Shimmy style there will be live entertainment in the restaurant.
Time Until 4am
Other Valentine’s offerings A complimentary glass of Graham Beck MCC will be served to each Valentine’s dinner guest.
Contact 021 200 7778, info@shimmybeachclub.co.za
Where to find it 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Aces n Spades

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Aces n Spades
Laura Mccullagh

Join the city’s coolest kids and loved-up party people at this thriving neighbourhood rock n roll bar, this Valentine’s Day, for a series of superb drinks specials and uplifting live music performances. Grab your mates, your plus one and your BFFs, and ditch work early so you can get stuck into the half-price drinks special that kicks off at 4pm. Then ease into the Valentine’s and weekend mood with live performances from electro violinist Luca Hart and her bandmates. Cheers to love!
Menu Cocktails, shooters, beers, wine and every other liquid refreshment to get you in the party mood.
Cost Free entry
Good to know The drinks specials start early on Valentine’s Day with half-price drinks from 4pm – 8pm.
Time 4pm till late
Other Valentine’s offerings R30 for beer + tequila and frozen daiquiris + caramel vodka from 8pm – 10pm; two-for-one Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel all night long.
Contact 021 424 1620, charl@acesnspades.com
Where to find it 62 Hout Street, Cape Town
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Mitchell’s Valentine’s Day Whisky-and-Chocolate Pairing

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Mitchell's

It’s been known and loved for decades as the Waterfront’s original alehouse, but Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House also has a thriving whisky-appreciation component, and this Valentine’s Day it’s even more special. The School of Whisky at Mitchell’s has teamed with Chocolates by Tomes to offer a chocolate truffle and whisky tasting for aficionados and experts alike. A fun and eye-opening way to explore the key flavours and characteristics of different whiskies in a laidback and inviting environment.
Menu The whisky-tasting consists of four chocolate truffles paired with four iconic whiskies: Singleton 12, Talisker, JW Black and JW Gold Reserve.
View the menu.
Cost R249 per person
Good to know Book a table and enjoy the whisky-tasting as an added extra before or after your meal.
Time 11am – 2am
Contact 021 419 5074, bookings@mitchellsalehouse.co.za
Where to find it East Pier & Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Bistro BonBon

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Bistro BonBon

For a Valentine’s Day celebration with a difference, Bistro BonBon on the La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm is going all out! A professionally curated casino evening is on the cards for Friday the 14th – 007-style. Guests are encouraged to dress for roulette and poker-table success and to come prepared to battle the croupiers and Lady Luck. Suitably clad butlers will be serving canapés and bowl food, and there will also be two live music performers on the night – it’s the perfect way to kick off your Valentine’s weekend with a bang!
Menu The menu is in keeping with the mood – light, fun and varied, and includes canapés and bowl food and a dessert table brimming with sweet spoils.
Cost R990 per person
Good to know All the games will be played with “funny money” and not cold hard cash; guests are encouraged to get in the mood and dress their Valentine’s best.
Time 6.30pm – 11pm
Other Valentine’s offerings All guests will be served a glass of bubbly on arrival.
Contact 021 876 3936, info@bistrobonbon.co.za
Where to find it La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm, Excelsior Road, Franschhoek
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Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence (Riebeek Street)

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence

Calling all hot-to-trot lovers! This Valentine’s Day, The Ghibli Bar & Pool Terrace at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence is flexing its innercity cool cred with special plans for the evening. The poolside scene will be one of sheer romance and rooftop decadence, with the deck transformed into an alfresco restaurant, complete with fairy lights and a dancefloor for after-food grooves.
Menu The menu is a three-course global journey of tastes to share – think spicy tandoori pork-belly bites, lamb-shank croquettes, prawn and roast-garlic ponzu salad, white-onion samp risotto and, of course, delicious sweet treats to finish.
View the menu.
Cost R375 per person
Time 7pm
Other Valentine’s offerings There are still rooms available in the hotel this Valentine’s Day if you’re thinking of making a weekend of it
Contact 021 467 4000, bookings.capetown.residence@radissonblu.com
Where to find it Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town
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Kagga Kamma

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Town at Kagga Kamma

Located far from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city, and surrounded by the stark wilderness of the Cederberg, Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve offers unique accommodation and breathtaking views of unspoilt nature and the night sky. Home to antelope, ostrich, lynx, jackal and the spectacular, but very rarely seen, Cape Mountain leopard, it’s the sort of place where unforgettable memories are made.
Valentine’s Day offerings Sundowner Tour: Watch the sunset with sparkling wine and sumptuous snacks, for R385 per person.
Gin Tasting Experience: Enjoy a local gin tasting for R400 per couple
Romance Under The Stars: Watch a romantic outdoor movie with a selection of decadent treats for just R50 per person.
Valentine’s Competition: Stand the chance of winning a Kagga Kamma gift hamper for two by entering this giveaway on arrival.
Cost R4 080 per night for two adults
Where to find it R303, Koue Bokkeveld, Cederberg, Western Cape
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Research by Annabel Short and Vicki Sleet

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Time of publication: 03 February 2020

One Response to “Valentine’s Day 2020: Things To Do in Cape Town + The Winelands”

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    Tumisang Moutswi

    Superb places….it’s a must to visit…I have no choice

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