January 29, 2013
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
With her breathtaking beauty, tantalising restaurants and spectacular sunsets, Cape Town has to be South Africa's ultimate romantic destination for Valentine’s Day 2013.
So whether you’re treating your sweetheart to a picnic at Clifton's fourth beach, gazing into your beloved’s eyes over a candlelit dinner at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands or proposing atop our Wonder of Nature, Table Mountain, you’re sure to the feel the love in Cape Town on 14 February.
Here are our top choices for sharing this romantic day with the one you love:
Dinner for two:
Cupid’s arrow is sure to strike with dramatic flair at this entertainment eatery which offers an Eros-worthy dinner served with a delightful side dish in the form of their hit production, Kaapse Stories from the Mother City at R400 per person.
For romance with a touch of seaside charm, book now for Harvey’s romantic dinner special.
Relax in their quaint courtyard over a welcome drink, delicious dinner and surprise gift at R595 per couple.
Yes, you too can pretend you’re Leo and Kate enjoying young love on a romantic cruise at the V&A Waterfront this Valentine’s Day.
Hop aboard the Tigresse sailing catamaran, Ameera sailing catamaran or Jolly Roger pirate boat and get in the mood for love at R350 per person (R700 per couple). Your ticket includes a picnic basket with sparkling wine or juice.
Location: Shop 7 Quay 5. V &A Waterfront
Contact: +27 (0)21 421 0909
All aboard the Love Train! For a memorable, unique and fun evening out with your one and only, you can't go wrong with this amazing offering from Metro Rail.
Location: Cape Town to Stellenbosch
Contact: +27 (0)21 449 3018
The Square Restaurant’s decadent Valentine’s menu is sure to bring colour to your cheeks and a twinkle to your eye.
Spoil your beloved with a walk through the Vineyard Hotel’s sprawling garden followed by a mouthwateringly fabulous three-course dinner at R310 per person.
Set your beloved's heart aflutter with a delectable dinner to the soulful sounds of a live pianist at the Blue Rock Cable Waterski’s restaurant for R295 per person.
Location: Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Helderberg
Contact: +27 (0)21 858 1330
Nothing says "I love you" like a special Valentine’s Day picnic concert featuring Idols' runner-up Gift Gwe, well-known Paarl singer Loren Erasmus and friends at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl.
Order an exceptional Valentine’s basket (R280 for two, sparkling wine included) from the Volksmond Coffee Shop, or pack your own.
Location: Taal Monument, Paarl
Contact: +27 (0)21 863 4809
For all romantic thespians:
Be her Johnny and make sure she has the Time of Her Life by treating her to the classic Dirty Dancing musical at the majestic Artscape Theatre.
Location: Artscape Theatre, Foreshore
Contact: +27 (0) 861 915 8000
The Bard inspires romance, didn’t you know? Pack a picnic basket filled with your beloved's favourite treats and head for the gorgeous Maynardville Open Air Theatre for Shakespeare’s most fantastical romance.
Location: Maynardville Open Air Theatre, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0) 861 915 8000
Magic and love are in the air at the Madame’s final run at the V&A Waterfront this Valentine’s Day.
Acrobats, contortionists and singers, coupled with a luxuriously tasty four-course meal and more ensures a day of love and celebration that you’ll never forget!
Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)861 623 263