Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s time to make the perfect weekend plans! Whether you’re spoiling a partner, a friend or even yourself, it’s important to take the time and enjoy something new.
So grab your adventure pack and enjoy these fun dates:
Rollercade – Battery Park V&A Waterfront
Release your inner child and work those legs! Have fun this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a few laps around Rollercade – the first indoor roller-skating amusement park in Cape Town!
This idea is especially the perfect spot if you’re doing a group outing or perhaps a double date. Enjoy the roller skating while jamming to “lekker tunes” and hit the arcade and pool area next!
R150 per person for a 2-hour skate session and it includes the hiring of skates and safety gear.
Or bring your own skates and only pay R80 for a 2-hour session.
Bring your own socks and mask!
Rollercade also ensures their customers that they still operate under strict Covid-19 restrictions and sanitises all gear between sessions.
Gin Tasting/Brandy Tasting
Keep it classy with a lovely gin or brandy tasting. There are so many incredible bars and restaurants in Cape Town that offers amazing tasting experiences, and one of our favourites is the Cause and Effect Cocktail Kitchen & Cape Brandy Bar.
Located in the V&A Waterfront, this out of the box bar is the perfect place to spoil your partner as you appreciate the finer (boozy) things in life.
Cause and Effect are currently offering the following tastings:
- Spirits of Franshhoek – R159
- MBA Cape Brandy Certificate Tasting – R99
- “Eccentric” Cape Brandy Tasting – R149
- A tasting of 3 local craft gins – R149
- Scheweppes Lab – R450
Indoor Rock Climbing – City Rock, Paarden Island
Not only will this fun indoor rock climbing date be a personal challenge for you, but it will also be a fun bonding session between you and your partner. Support and encourage one another to get to the top, and once you’re there, it’s up to you to let go and trust. Who knew rock climbing could be so philosophical?
Other than rock climbing, City Rock also offers a gym area, yoga classes, a kids area and even a food court area. It truly is the ultimate play castle for the super active couple.
- Day pass – R180 (Includes access to all gym facilities, rock climbing and yoga)
- Boulder Day pass – R130 (Includes access to bouldering, yoga and fitness area)
- Shoes AND harness – R100
- Shoes OR harness – R70
- Chalk bag – R30
- Yoga mat – R40
Stand Up Paddleboarding – V&A Waterfront
Spend your perfect sunny Cape Town Valentine’s Day date at the V&A Waterfront on some paddleboards! These stand-up paddleboards (SUP) are super easy to get the hang of and so much fun.
Enjoy the canal tour while floating past the One and Only and back to the CTICC and enjoy a romantic meal at one of the great restaurants afterwards.
- R220 for 1-hour SUP rental
- R150 for 30 minute SUP rental
- R550 for 90 minutes open ocial SUP rentals with instructor
Abseiling – Table Mountain
This one might be more suitable for the more adventurous couples. Or perhaps if your relationship is looking for a challenge, this might be the perfect date.
I mean, what better way to test your love for one another than when you’re screaming at the top of your lungs while (safely) dangling from a massive mountain? But on the upside, you’ll be surrounded by sheer cliffs, amazing views of the Atlantic ocean while the adrenaline pumps through you – sounds worth it to us!
Need another sign to go on this date? Abseil Africa has a Valentines Week Special! This means that instead of paying R1195 per person, you can now pay R500 per person OR book for 2 for R700.
The overall experience will take between 45 – 60 minutes and includes:
- Signing and harnessing up
- Safety briefing
- *Price EXCLUDES Cableway Ticket
Remember, after the incredible abseiling session a hike awaits you to get back to the top, so be sure to bring enough water along.
If you and your Valentine’s Day partner aren’t so fond of the active, outdoorsy type dates, why not treat yourself in the best way – a spa day! Whether you’re on the massage table all day or relaxing poolside with a glass of bubbly, all you have to do is enjoy each other’s company.
Here are a few of our favourite suggestions:
Cayenne Spa at The Pepperclub Hotel
This beautiful spa focuses on restoring your body, mind and soul while overlooking beautiful Cape Town and Table Mountian.
One & Only Spa
The treatments at the One & Only Spa are set out to help you to unwind, elevate and restore. How does a full-body exfoliation, followed by a body wrap and ending off with a romantic couples massage sound?
Angsana Spa at The Vineyard Hotel
Located in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town is the perfect sanctuary known as The Vineyard Hotel. Treat yourself to a day at this stunning riverside garden estate and enjoy something different with the spa’s Eastern and Western techniques.