If you’re searching for the perfect way to declare your love, have a look at the TOP 7 attractions to visit in Cape Town.
Cape Town is not only one of the best cities in the world to fall in love with; it’s also one of the best cities in the world to be in love in. The city is blessed with breathtaking settings powerful enough to sweep anyone off their feet.
We guarantee a high swoon factor and long term memories starting with the words “Remember that time we…”.
Go wine tasting at Groot Constantia
Possibly Cape Town’s best kept secret as far as romantic getaways go. Groot Constantia is SA’s oldest wine producing wine farm which means the estate has buildings that date back to the 18th century – a great setting with a truly romantic feel.
The chocolate and wine pairing is a match made in heaven and a great tasting experience as is a traditional wine tasting of Groot Constantia’s award-winning wines.
Visit the stunning Jonkershuis Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. Jonkershuis is very conscious of the provenance, sustainability and the ethical content of all the food prepared, as well as reflecting the rich Cape Malay heritage of our ‘home’. Private dining grandeur, to intimate interior fire side dining; typical Italian village gatherings in the covered courtyard to family style lunches on their front lawns, under the old oak trees.
Book a table at Simon’s and revel in the Cape Town summer; by dining al fresco on their terrace with panoramic views of the Groot Constantia vineyards. Savour the wines of Groot Constantia.
To book call +27 (0)21 794 6255 (Jonkershuis) or +27 (0)21 794 1143 (Simon’s at Groot Constantia).
Cuddle up at Kirstenbosch
Kirstenbosch Gardens might as well be Cupid’s backyard with its sprawling lawns nestled between indigenous flora on the slopes of Wine Berg.
One of the most romantic things to do at Kirstenbosch is watching the sun set over the Constantia Valley from the aptly titled Boomslang (tree snake) Walkway. Built to commemorate the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s 100th anniversary in 2013, the Boomslang is a 130m canopy walkway “snaking” its way through the tree tops.
In the summer months, spread a picnic blanket and catch a famous Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert – get your tickets here. Or cuddle up under the stars to a magical movie experience in the most beautiful garden in South Africa with The Galileo Open Air Cinema. Click here for more details on when screening will happen again.
Jump the queue and buy your garden entry tickets here. Contact +27 (0)21 799 8783
Have sushi at Cape Point
Cape Point is a well-know engagement hotspot so, guys, if you’re aiming to pop the big question, this is the place to do it.
It also boasts arguably the most scenically placed wooden deck in Africa at the famous Two Ocean’s restaurant. They serve an a la carte breakfast and lunch, be sure to try their world-class sushi seafood platter for two, prepared by 5th generation sushi chef, Sarawut Sukkowplang and enjoy one of the best views on the continent.
The Cape Point funicular is a railway line that runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. It’s the ideal way to whisk closer to the lighthouse (and perhaps the perfect spot to bend a knee for a proposal). (The Cape Point funicular will be closed for maintenance from 8 – 16 February, but shuttles will be available in its place.)
If you’re adventurous, head down to Buffels Bay or Bortjiesrif, or for a secluded picnic or take a walk down to Dias beach if you’re brave enough to brace the steps.
Contact the Two Ocean’s Restaurant on +27 (0)21 780 9200
View more information and Cape Point ticket prices here. Contact +27 (0)21 780 9010
Go up the Table Mountain Cableway
Woo her at the summit of Table Mountain. Cape Town’s highest point offers spectacular views and many secluded spots for picnic high above sea level.
The Cableway shop has a variety of gifts that say “I love you” in a very Cape Town way including a delicious chocolate shaped in the form of Table Mountain.
Buy your Table Mountain Cableway ticket online and skip the queue at the ticket office at the Lower Cable Station. Contact +27 (0)21 424 0015
Dine at the V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront offers a lot more than shopping for curios. Arguably Africa’s busiest tourist destination, the location is filled with world-class restaurants.
The latest eatery to open its doors in the Waterfront is Ranoushe offering exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine.
Other activities for two include a romantic ride on the big wheel, sunset cruise or watch a concert at the Amphitheatre underneath an African sky lit by stars. Click here to view the Events Calendar to plan your visit to the V&A Waterfront.
Contact Ranoushe on +27 (0)87 357 3465
Contact the V&A Waterfront on +27 (0)21 408 7600
Go on a romantic stroll to Company’s Garden
The City Walk is the best way to explore the variety Cape Town CBD has to offer by foot – and also ideal for a romantic stroll. Pick up a map of the City Walk and explore the diversity of art, culture and food along the route. Maps available at Cape Town Tourism.
The Company’s Garden Restaurant or Madame Zingara can become quite busy and is highly recommended by visitors, so if you want something more peaceful pack a picnic and take shelter under the gardens ancient trees.
Contact Cape Town Tourism on +27 (0)21 786 8440
Contact the Company’s Garden Restaurant on +27 (0)21 423 2919 or Madame Zingara +27 (0)86 162 3263
Escape to Robben Island
On 14 February 2016, 16 couples will the knot in a mass wedding on Robben Island going a long way cementing the island’s reputation as the most romantic Cape Town hotspot that’s not in Cape Town, read the full press release here.
Leave the mainland and escape to an island rich in history with spectacular views of Table Mountain.
You can buy tickets online or in-person at the Robben Island Museum. Contact +27 (0)21 409 5100
One Destination, 7 Unbelievable Experiences
There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 7, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 7 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.
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