The week of love in the Mother City has a somewhat magical air about it. Maybe it's the invigorating view of the mountain, or maybe it's the ocean breeze and sunset walks on the beach. It's almost as though the city is romancing us. Whatever it is, there is truly something special about a romantic evening in Cape Town - more so than anywhere else.
We've put together some Valentine's wonders for you to choose from when planning a ardent evening with your love. You can take your pick or do all of them in one night – there’s no limit when you're out to treat your special someone!
Cocktails in the clouds
Set the mood with sunset cocktails at Cloud 9's rooftop bar. Panoramic views of Table Mountain, the coastline and the city will take any starry-eyed lover's breath away. Take the opportunity to dress up, meet up and turn up the heat as the sun goes down. High above the bustle of the streets, you'll be uninterrupted on this occasion. Sit upstairs on the deck or at the bar, or, better yet, cosy up on a comfortable couch for an intimate conversation.
It's on the house
Following a tender start to the evening with a drink in hand, take a gentle stroll to Kloof Street House - just two blocks away. When you arrive you'll be welcomed by fairy lights in the garden as you make your way into this Victorian style dining oasis. The dinner setting lit by candles and chandeliers above will bump the evening up a notch. From pan-fried Patagonian calamari starters to chalmar beef with smoked marrow mains, this is food to fall in love with.
Something for my sweet heart
Finish the evening off by treating your date to something sweet. Take another short walk up Kloof Street, or catch an Uber if it's too late, and you'll find Asoka - where food and music meet in an ancient sensual setting. Transformed from a 20th century house, it's become one of the city's icons of chic modernity. The dessert menu is very tempting! Try the coconut panna cotta or dark chocolate fondant while listening to the dulcet tones of soul musicians.
No doubt you'll want to wind down in each other's arms at the end of a blissful night. So why not head back to Cloud 9, choose from one of our luxury suites and stay a while. Better yet, you can book a romantic couples massage for the next morning at our in-house spa. Time with your Valentine should be magical and feel almost eternal - we can help make that happen.