Forget Paris! Nowhere makes my heart skip a beat like Cape Town. Of course, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, now is the time of year to see everything through rose tinted glasses.

So, ladies, grab your significant other (or your bestie!) and get around to some of Cape Town’s most picturesque and exciting spots.

Here are the most romantic things to do in Cape Town.

Couple on Boulders Beach in Cape Town

Boulders Beach is an incredibly special place in Cape Town. It’s not every day you get to see penguins strutting down a sandy beach!

Pack a picnic and plan a day trip to Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach. It costs about R75/ $6 USD to get into the beach, but it is well worth the small price of admission.

Remember, penguins mate for life so take notes!

Boschendal Picnic in Stellenbosch Winelands

This 300-year-old farm in Franschhoek Valley is the perfect place to spend a sunny day outside. Explore the beautiful hiking paths around Boschendal by horseback or bike, then dive into the dam for a swim. Of course, the wine and food here is amazing.

Pre-order a picnic of fresh farm produce and world class vino.

Cape Point Vineyards

Another ideal picnic spot! Pre-order your meal from Cape Point Vineyards, an award winning winery just south of central Cape Town. Plan on spending the day stretched out on the lawn taking in the views of the ocean.

La Residence Afternoon Tea

This five-star property in Franschhoek is situated on a charming wine estate and they have a must-try afternoon tea with quiches, croissants, and other sweets. Be sure to make a reservation and come ready to indulge.

Tintswalo Hotel Pool

This is my favorite escape in Cape Town! They have ultra romantic, very private bungalows by the sea. It’s just thirty minutes from Cape Town but it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

In the middle of a nature reserve, this exclusive spot will give you a night to remember.

Read More: Staying at Tintswalo Atlantic in Cape Town

Sunrise Hiking

For adventurers, this is a must! From up here, you will have some of the best views in South Africa. Wear a good pair of walking shoes and bring water. While it’s not really a difficult hike, it’s definitely a workout.

Camps Bay Cape Town

This is my hood! I love our promenade and you can cycle on the sidewalk for the entire length of the seaboard from Sea Point all the way to Clifton, then, if you’re up for it, down to Camps Bay.

Grand Daddy Rooftop Bar

I love the rooftop bar at the Grand Daddy Hotel any day of the week, but it’s an especially cool place to be on cinema nights when they set up the big screen amongst vintage Airstreams. You can get a picnic basket (including vegetarian options), so plan on having a classic dinner and movie date here.

They’ve always got a Monday night showing, along with various hour screenings so check their schedule.

Sunset Cruise

What’s better than a Sunset Champagne Cruise? Get scenic views of Table Mountain and Cape Town, and watch the sun fall below the sea as you sip on some bubbly.

Baxter Theatre Cape Town

Baxter Theatre has something for everyone. With everything from comedies to performances, there’s bound to be something that you’re into. It’s also a prime spot to get a dose of local Cape Town.

Sunset on Table Mountain

Any time of day is good to visit the top of Table Mountain, but sunset is especially stunning from up here. Be sure to buy tickets in advance and check the website for current conditions.

The weather at the top can often be totally different from the base of the mountain, with wind and inclement weather often shutting down operations, so come prepared.

It’s not quite as scary when you’ve got somewhere there to hold your sweaty hand! As someone afraid of heights, trust me, a helicopter ride over Cape Town is so worth it.

Twelve Apostles Hotel

Sometimes there is nothing better than just doing nothing together! For the ultimate day of relaxation and pampering, get to The 12 Apostles Hotel Spa. I’d highly recommend the “Outdoor Bliss” package for couples!

It includes a 2-hour treatment with Swedish massages in an outdoor gazebo PLUS a bottle of sparkling wine and lunch.


Kiersten Rich

Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.

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