How how to have an Anti-Valentine’s Day in Cape Town

If you’re single on Valentine’s Day or just like to rebel against the system there’s still plenty of things to do in Cape Town to make the 14th of February aka Singles Awareness Day a memorable one. It’s a day of love so why not show some love to your bestie, family, pet or yourself? Here’s how you can celebrate anti-Valentine’s Day in Cape Town.

Go to the Tinder party at Beerhouse
If you’re sexy, single, and ready to mingle then head over to Long Street’s beloved Beerhouse for their Tinder Party. Test your knowledge with a sex quiz and YOLO with half-price beer cocktails all day long and their bottomless ribs special.

Website: beerhouse.co.za

Take a hike
Watching the sun rise or set over the city is the perfect way to meet your soulmate — endorphins. Join the cool kids for a morning hike up Lion’s Head or if you have more free time hike up Table Mountain, have a slice of their milktart, and take the cable car down. See our top five ways to hike Table Mountain for some inspiration.


Lighthouses in Cape Town to visit

One of Cape Town’s early European explorers, Bartolomeu Dias, nicknamed the city Cabo das Tomrentas: The Cape of Storms. True to this moniker, there are days when thick fog rolls in, or gale force winds pummel the shores, and waves reach monumental heights, sometimes crashing over onto buildings and roads. Today the city is well equipped to handle the temperamental seas, but the 1800s were a dangerous time for sailors. The entire coastline is littered with the rusting wrecks of vessels claimed by those tumultuous seas.

By the 1900s, the peninsula was dotted with lighthouses which served to warn ships of the rocky outcrops that define the Cape coast. Of course, they have a practical use, but they’re also really pretty to look at. Here is our pick of the prettiest lighthouses in Cape Town. Visit them, and you’re guaranteed a great view and some fantastic photo ops.

Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie
The Slangkop Lighthouse stands tall over the Kommetjie shore. It was completed just after W..


Nine Differently-Abled Children Prepare for the Iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour

Super-Human Cyclists Give the Gift of Adventure

On Sunday 11 March 2018 nine differently-abled children, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially manufactured buggies.

Partnering with Cape Town Tourism on this event for the second year, and with new buggies sponsored in 2018 by The Diamond Works Institute, CapeNature, Enterprise Solutions 365, and Pedal Power Association, the Warrior On Wheels Foundation aims to promote universal access in tourism and sporting events while giving the gift of adventure to some brave children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity of participating in an event of this nature.

“CapeNature is honoured and proud to form part of this initiative. Providing universal access is at the core of what we promote. It is heart-warming that through this race we can give differently-abled children the joy of adventu..


The most romantic restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the best places in the world to be in love. With ocean, mountain, forest, and beach surrounding the city on all sides, there’s a majestic view around every corner. Cape Town is also where you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the world, with beautiful settings. Here are our favourite restaurants for date night, where the romance flows like a good wine.

Cassia Restaurant, Durbanville
Cassia is situated on the Nitida Wine Estate. The restaurant is light and airy with large windows. Choose a table near the windows for uninterrupted views of the farm dam and vines. The portions are generous and the food is fresh and seasonal—their famous pork belly with litchi-infused passion fruit glaze is bold and hearty, while the linefish and Jamaican flatbread is a unique and flavourful choice.

Website: cassiarestaurant.co.za

The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Somerset West
If you’re after a truly special meal, look no further than Waterkloof. It was rated the best restaurant i..


Two for One Valentine’s

The perfect Valentine’s Gift for you and your loved one. If you are looking to do something new & unique this 2018 Valentine’s day?
Cape Town Culinary Tours have the perfect gift for you and your Valentine.

Explore Cape Town alongside your loved one like never before while tasting the culinary delights of the Mother City.

Use the Discount Code Below to claim the one free ticket when you purchase two tickets with us Cape Town Culinary Tours.

Booking Purchase restriction from 6/Feb/2018 – 17/Feb/2018
Booking Date restriction from 6/Feb/2018 – 31/Dec/2018


Win a luxury safari at Aquila Private Nature Reserve worth R18 000!

We’re giving you the incredible chance to win a 2-night luxury safari getaway at Aquila Private Nature Reserve. The reserve is a 10000-hectare conservancy and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino.

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The best date ideas in Cape Town

The Mother City is paradise for people in love. Whether you want to get engaged in Cape Town, go on a great Valentines date, or enthral your love with some of Cape Town’s most romantic activities, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 40 ways to knock it out of the park with one of these epic date ideas.

Pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage
Cape Town has a lot to boast about when it comes to top spas and retreats. Treat yourself and your partner to a couple’s massage at any one of the amazing spas in Cape Town.

Take a helicopter ride
There isn’t a better view of the city than the one you get from the air, and your date will feel like a movie star. Soar over the majestic mountain ranges of the Cape Peninsula, across the glistening oceans, as you take in the bird’s eye view of the Mother City. City Helicopters is our recommended operator.

Take a sunset boat cruise
Take advantage of the miles of stunning coastline and pretty coastal scenery from aboard a luxury yacht for a suns..


The best Valentine’s Day specials in Cape Town

The month of love has arrived! Supermarkets are brimming with heart-shapes and chocolate, and romance is in the air. Cape Town is a great place to be in love, and there are some great Valentines Day deals and events happening. Bookings are going fast, so make sure you secure your spot now!

Find more Valentines Day events on our calendar.

Gourmet picnic at Radisson Blu Waterfront
The Radisson Blu Waterfront is serving up a stunning selection of romantic treats designed by Executive Chef Norman Heath. Book your basket and take up your spot on the lawns overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. They will provide a picnic blanket, basket, glass of sparkling wine on arrival, and a bottle of Protea wine by Anthonij Rupert. The baskets are R745 per couple.

The Vineyard Valentine’s Day Dinner or Picnic
Choose between dinner at The Square Restaurant, or the annual Valentine’s Picnic on the banks of the Liesbeeck River, at The Vineyard this Valentine’s Day. Picnics lake place on petal-strewn lawns, and..


Water-wise accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town is currently experiencing the worst drought in over a century, and as Day Zero approaches, it’s more important than ever to make conscious choices when visiting. We’ve approached hotels in the city to find out what they’re doing to conserve water, and here are some of our favourite and most sustainable places to stay during the drought.

For more information about the water crisis and how you can help, click here.

Tsogo Sun Hotel Group
The Tsogo Sun hotel group has 10 hotels in and around Cape Town, one of the most recognisable on the Cape Town skyline is the Southern Sun The Cullinan. Other hotels include the SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl, Southern Sun Waterfront, Southern Sun Newlands, Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, and StayEasy Century City.

All baths have had their plugs removed with a note explaining why. Showers and taps have had their pressure reduced to save water without compromising the quality of your stay. Showers also have instant hot water so that no w..


Top Water Saving Tips

We commend all of our members who have adapted, innovated and collaborated to ensure that we can continue welcoming visitors to Cape Town while having a minimal impact on the City’s water resources. Here are the best water saving tips we have received from our members.

To add your water saving tips to the list, email us at membership@capetown.travel or share your tips on our Cape Town Tourism Members Facebook group.

Collecting excess water from our ice machine into a tank.

Connecting the tank to the toilet cisterns.

Getting water from air machine.

Guido Dierschke, Café Extrablatt

Borehole at hotel in place since July 2017. Water from borehole is currently being tested. We hope to purify the water and pump into our boilers for supply to bathrooms. 25L tanks filled with borehole water is used by Housekeeping to clean bedrooms.

Water Pebbles placed on drain of shower. The device has a timer that flashes from green to amber then red. This raises awareness to GUESTS to minimise time ..