THOSE THREE LITTLE WORDS
It’s. Valentines. Day.
And we are so lucky to celebrate it in the southern hemisphere because it doesn’t matter if you are a Capetonian or if you are visiting, you get to have your full day of work or sightseeing and concluded with a toast to one more glorious day in your life.
City Sightseeing Sunset Bus – Your carriage awaits
Signal Hill dominates the list of Cape Town’s favourite spots to watch the sunset while enjoying your picnic basket, so popular that traffic in and out is a mission.
City Sightseeing Sunset Bus departs daily at 17:30 from Stop 1 at the V&A Waterfront (opposite the Aquarium) and returns approximately three hours later.
This tour takes you on an evening drive showing off the best views the Atlantic Seaboard has to offer at sunset. The trip ends at the top of Signal Hill where guests are encouraged to pack a picnic and blanket to enjoy watching the sun as it disappears behind the Atlantic in a storm of vibrant colours.
As darkness falls, the bus will take you back to the V&A Waterfront via the city as Cape Town shows off her night lights.
Replace the common box of chocolates with a surprising local twist. You can choose between:
- A DIY crumbs kit that include 4 ice cream flavours, a selection of cookies, toppings and all the necessary accessories to have the full experience at your chosen location.
- An ice cream sandwich cake. Single, double or triple layered and full of sweetness.
- A box of super mini sandwiches. Miniatures of their best combinations in a perfect two bites size to share with your valentine.
De Grendel Estate, Durbanville
The exquisite fine dining restaurant on the estate overlooks Table Mountain and offers the ultimate setting for a romantic dinner.
You should also consider their collaboration with the Knysna Oyster Company which has a kiosk at the V&A market. A perfect match of an aphrodisiac with their award-winning wines.
Diemersfontein Estate, Wellington
A celebratory four-course dinner paired with Diemersfontein wines to nurture the heart and fuel the romance.
Romance and old world charm is always a winning match, therefore a laidback day hopping on and off the wine tram in the Franschhoek or Paarl directions is destined to create a memorable day.
You can drive there by yourself, book transport with the Wine Tram or get there with City Sightseeing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Grande Provence Estate, Franschhoek
The Gallery at Grande Provence will be transformed into a romantic dining room complete with a dance floor, where you can dance the night away after an intimate 4-course dinner. Grande Provence will be pulling out all the stops so be sure to bring along your dancing shoes.
Nederburg Wine Estate
Options include a specially designed dinner with live music at The Red Table restaurant or a dedicated Valentines menu for lunch over the week and a luxurious picnic basket for two. A full description is available on our website.
Whisk away for a weekend to their luxurious accommodation. Booking for one or more nights between 14 – 17 February will include a complimentary bottle of Cremánt de Taillefert MCC in your room as well as a complimentary wine tasting for two in the Manor House.
Now that harvest is starting and grapes lay ripe on the vines, waiting to be picked, estates across these two wine routes have made some special plans to host you and share glorious times surrounded by the beauty of their labour.
In Paarl look for offers at Bean in Love, Bosman’s Restaurant at Grande Roche, dinner & dance at Domaine Brahms, Movie Night at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and Dinner at Windmeul Cellar.
Wellington options include Weekend Getaway Special at BoPlaas Country Cottages, Picnic with Ray Dylan at Linton Park Wines, offerings at Val du Charron estate- both in At Piza e Vino and The Grillroom and a picnic with TWEE at Welbedacht Estate.
Full details for each estate is available in our specials section on the website.
The Peninsula Date Night
Newly launched, the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel offers a romantic outing that includes a 3-course meal, gin cocktail and live music from Tuesday to Saturday
Pucker Up. This all South African carnivore heaven leans on the old “sharing is caring” adage, offering guests a dinner for two.
Your choice of fillet medallions, roasted potatoes with a Béarnaise sauce or you can go for a Melanzane parmigiana baked to perfection. Finish it off with a trio of desserts to share.
The offer includes 2 drinks each, with a choice of standard beer, house wine, bubbly or non-alcoholic cocktails.
Indulge in the Royal Indian dining experience with your loved on at The Raj. From R295 per person, receive a free glass of bubbly or wine with your meal. Entertainment and special set menus will be available at selected stores. Book a table at your nearest Raj store and stand a chance to win a prize from a lucky draw! Visit the website to locate your closest store: www.therajrestaurant.com
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