Romantic Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town 2024

Valentine's Day in Cape Town

Whether you’re planning a day out with family, seeking a fun adventure with friends, or even enjoying some quality time with your children, there’s a great number of unique things to do on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town this year. It’s a day where conventional romantic dinners and couple’s outings make way for inclusive and diverse celebrations, embracing the love we share with all the important people in our lives.

The Galileo

See cute romcoms and comedies at The Galileo

Experience a movie night with a twist at the Galileo Open Air Cinema. During Valentine’s Week, the outdoor cinema in Cape Town is offering a selection of great classics and fan favourites such as The Wedding Singer and Gnomeo and Juliet.

There’s also a special Galentine’s Day show on Tuesday, 13 February. Get the girls and besties together for a screening of Coyote Ugly. Arrive early to enjoy a pre-show serenade and gourmet treats from local vendors.

When: 14 Feb | Doors Open: 5 pm Movie Starts: 8 pm

Cost: From R140pp, more info available at The Galileo and book via Webtickets. Price includes movie entry, entertainment, backrest, blanket, and popcorn

When: From 13 to 16 February. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 7.45pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Garden, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

Website: thegalileo.co.za | Email: hello@thegalileo.co.za | Tel: 071 471 8728

Sunset Cruises

Sunset bubbly cruises on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town

Toast to the gorgeous, glowing sunsets of Cape Town with this cruise experience at V&A Waterfront. The journey takes you along the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a ‘must do’ cruise for locals and tourists alike. The Sunset Champagne Cruise is hosted on the Esperance, Serenity One and other available vessels.

Two complimentary glasses of local sparkling wine are served per person (or a bottle for a couple), and the bar is open for all other drinks during the cruise. Kids are welcome to hop on board as well, as Waterfront Charters are offering a special price option for young travellers.

Cost: Online rate R520pp, book online via waterfrontcharters.co.za

When: Daily, from 6pm. Times may vary, please check when booking
Where: Shop 5 on Quay 5 ( Next to Sevruga ), V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

See more stunning sunset cruises in Cape Town

Valentine's Day in Cape Town

Book a beautiful picnic experience surrounded by nature

Cape Town’s picnic scene offers a delightful blend of culinary delights and stunning natural settings, mostly set in the region’s famed wine estates and lush gardens. Guests can expect more than a spot to lay their blanket; these venues offer fully catered gourmet baskets, often filled with local South African fare like cheeses, charcuterie, and decadent desserts.

From the gorgeous ocean-facing picnics at Twelve Apostles Hotel (pictured) to a vineyard outing at Mont Rochelle and the historic charm of The Manor at Nederburg in Paarl, each location offers a unique take on the picnic experience for an epic Valentine’s Day in Cape Town

See our Ultimate Guide to Picnics in Cape Town!

people sitting and learning how to do drumming in Cape Town

Join for this date night drumming show and session in Constantia

Looking for a great way to make new memories with your eternal plus one on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town? Drumstruck is hosting weekly shows that capture authentic African storytelling, live performances, and fun as you learn to drum in a vibey group.

‘We have created a show that has emerged from many years of experience and feedback from audiences of all ages and cultures,’ explains Lieberman. ‘It blends traditional African instruments, song and dance into an infectious musical event, and people walk out of the show feeling elated and connected,’ explains Warren Lieberman at Drumstruck.

The experience includes a wine tasting of Silvermist Wines. There’s also a braai with live Marimba music afterwards at an extra cost.

Cost: Standard Rates – R450pp (Adult wine tasting & show); R250 (Kids U12); R300: (Adult, show only) |
SA Local Rates – R350pp (Adult wine tasting & show); R200 (Kids U12); R275: (Adult, show only) | Braai – R300pp. Book via Activitybridge. For events, corporate bookings, or private parties, contact Warren at warren@drumcafe.com or 082 901 0496

When: The show runs every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) until April 2024. The show will run twice daily from Wednesday to Sunday, with shows starting at 11am and 5pm
Where: Silvermist Organic Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Constantia, Cape Town

Read more about Drumstruck in the Constantia Winelands

Clay Cafe in the City

Romantic clay painting in the CBD

Go for after-dark ceramic painting at Clay Cafe in the City on Valentine’s Day. The venue is serving complimentary welcome drinks, special rates on their ceramic experiences, lucky draws, and live music to set a vibey atmosphere.

In the heart of Cape Town on Bree Street, it is a craft-focused space where you can be creative and learn new techniques. Take the time to experiment with guidance from their team of knowledgeable individuals who will help you achieve your ceramic masterpiece. Turn around time: 3 to 4 weeks until items are ready.

Cost: Ranges from R165pp, book online via claycafe.co.za

When: Wednesday, 14 February from 5:30pm
Where: 199 Bree St, Cape Town CBD

Website: claycafeinthecity.com | Email: jade@claycafe.co.za  | Tel: 061 917 4191

InUWell

Take a tour of this new tech wellness studio at V&A Waterfront

Visit the new innovative space at the V&A Waterfront this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town for an immersive blending of physical and digital realms of wellness. The vibrant pop-up is now open, visitors can tap into a diverse range of services, including DNA genetic testing, comprehensive health scans and screenings, immersive breathwork tooms, brain gym, VR Gym and much more. 

Their set hourly package is the best way to explore the various therapies and experiences on offer such as the Sensiks Pod Experience, a game-changing sensory reality pod that combines a range of treatments such as fragrance, infrared light, heat, and sound sensor therapy. These can be customised to your liking.

Cost: R350pp for adults and R235pp for kids, book via Quicket.

When: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm
Where: V&A Waterfront Mall, 2nd Floor, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Website: inuwell.global | Email: experience@inuwell.global

See all the experiences at Cape Town’s newest wellness studio

Cape Town Cinemas

See this new pop culture-driven comedy in cinemas

Beautiful Wedding, currently showing in Cape Town cinemas, is the perfect start to a romantic evening with your partner, setting the mood for love and giggles.

We first met Abby and Travis in Beautiful Disaster released in 2023 as they went through a rollercoaster of screwball antics and romantic moments and ultimately ended up getting married in Las Vegas. In this sequel, the couple managed to make it to their honeymoon in Mexico. But considering their whirlwind and, frankly, crazy history, this honeymoon is bound to be anything but smooth sailing.

Cost: From R104

Where to see it: Ster Kinekor | Nu Metro | CineCentre GrandWest

Rooftop Retreats

Swing dancing meets wellness with this unique event at the Castle of Good Hope

Rooftop Retreats is planning ‘S’wonderful Swing’ for the month of love. This bimonthly platform is a whole’istic multi-experience and urban pop-up retreat on rotating rooftops in Cape Town.

Meet The Marvelous Miss Muriel Gravenor who’s going to sweep you off your feet to the rhythms of Big Band from the Swing Era, starting with some foundations of the Lindy Hop, one of the most popular swing dances of the time. No dance experience or partner necessary, simply join to meet and enjoy a whole new way of moving.

The second act of this experience welcomes the glorious Nokuphiwo Jada who’ll lead from the heart in a soothing acapella Sound Journey accompanied by guitar and ancestral chimes. Dress Swing style or anything comfy!

Cost: R250pp, book via Quicket

When: Wednesday, 14 February from 5:30pm to 7:45pm (Arrive 10mins early)
Where: The Castle of Good Hope (Castle parking lot off Darling St), Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town

Find out more about Rooftop Retreats

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