A selection of fun, romantic things to do for clueless couples Though it’s a well-known fact that Cape Town swoons visitors from around the world, the Mother City, with her splendid natural beauty, also happens to be a prime place to fall in love.
With trendy eateries, intimate bars and scenic wine estates on every corner and a plethora of fun, innovative activities at every turn, Cape Town is chock-a-block with great options for a memorable romantic rendezvous, whether it’s a first date or a 50th anniversary.
Do note, Murano Bar only opens at 4pm, and booking is recommended.
Live Jazz If fine music is a common passion, a fool-proof date idea is to spend an evening soaking up the soulful sounds of live jazz in an intimate Mother City setting.
Picnic in Scenic Surrounds Whether you pack your own hamper of tasty treats or have picnic basket professionals The Picnic Company (they create a variety of gourmet spreads and deliver to the chosen location) do it for you, dining under clear open skies in the Mother City’s breathtaking outdoors is a sure way to win over a prospective lover.
What’s more, sweethearts can book the elevated private pod that rests right above the bar area for a more intimate evening experience.
Should duos want to supplement their bubbly date with an elegant dinner, they can take a seat at the chic Savour Restaurant just next door and indulge in a diverse selection of delicious intercontinental cuisine.
More importantly though, all of the food on the nightly changing menu is made with love.
You won’t find any bastardised pizzas or imitation pastas (think spaghetti bolognaise) on the blackboard; rather, you can expect antipasta platters piled high with imported meats and cheeses, handmade pasta fresca (fresh pasta), homemade Sicilian sausage, Campari cocktails, short espressos and desserts freshly baked according to long-standing family recipes.
With the option to rent skates if you don’t have your own, this is a fun, interactive and affordable (a 2.5-hour session costs only R35p/p) date option and a great way to help a new relationship blossom in a relaxed environment.