Tourism Valentines Day Table Mountain
Credit: City of Cape Town

Valentines Day is around the corner and we thought we would share 4 amazing views that you can share with your loved one or special someone. These places won’t break the bank and can easily impress.

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, for those frantically hunting for last minute romantic plans, it’s time to get your thinking caps on for date ideas.

Fortunately, if you’re in Cape Town – you’re in luck. The city has no shortage of beautiful locations to celebrate the ultimate day of love.

The Mother City boasts many views to gaze upon that will melt the hearts of anyone treated to them. Here are a few suggestions for where you can celebrate Valentine’s Day, with a spectacular backdrop.

TABLE MOUNTAIN.

It’s probably no surprise that Table Mountain features in any list of views worth seeing in Cape Town. Whether it’s gazing at the majestic mountain from a restaurant at the V&A Waterfront or Bloubergstrand or looking down over the city from the top of the table itself, experiencing it up close is on the bucket lists of travellers all over the world.

For a romantic date, take a return trip on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to experience sunset views from the clouds. Pack some strawberries, pop some bubbles, and it’s the perfect Valentine’s picnic.

GROOT CONSTANTIA.

If heights aren’t your thing, consider the romantic rolling hills and vineyards of the Constantia Valley.
Not only does Groot Constantia boast beautiful views, but there is so much to see and do while you’re there so plan to spend at least a few hours.

Explore the original Cape Dutch Manor House, visit the wine and cultural history museums, sample award-winning wines, and indulge in delicious foods – whether bistro-style fare at Jonkershuis or a picnic from Simon’s. Or why not try a chocolate and wine pairing – a perfect Valentine’s experience for you and your partner.

CAPE POINT.

Watch one of the most spectacular sunrises you’ll ever see, rising over False Bay from the end of the Cape Peninsula. It’s worth getting up early to visit Cape Point as the gates open at sunrise.

Cape Point is a nature reserve situated within the Table Mountain National Park (an official Natural World Heritage Site).

The drive there alone boasts spectacular scenery, and when you arrive you will be greeted by towering cliffs and magnificent seascapes. You could easily spend an entire day taking in the walking trails, lighthouses, fynbos, wildlife, and more. Pack a picnic to enjoy on your day out or enjoy a meal at the Two Oceans restaurant looking down over the bay.

SIMON’S TOWN.

Take a stroll through Simon’s Town, surrounded by beaches, boats, mountains, and charming eateries and vintage stores.

Grab fish (as fresh from the sea as it could be) with salt and vinegar-laden slap chips, or an ice cream cone, or both if you’re so inclined, and enjoy everything this quaint seaside village has to offer.
Explore antique shops and maritime bric-a-brac, learn about Naval history or visit the African Penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. Delicious food, walking by the sea, and cute animals? Romance accomplished!


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