Things to do this Valentine's Day

Ditch the boredom this Valentine's Day by indulging in fun filled activities the two of you can enjoy while basking in each other's sunlight of love.

Here are some of the activities to enjoy:

Moonstruck

Capetalk’s Pippa Hudson spoke to Africa Melane about what to expect at this year's Moonstruck

• Good music, great views and great company
• Date: Saturday 17 February 2018
• Time: 7pm- (dinner from 6pm)
• Venue: Clifton fourth beach
• Cost: free
• For more info visit www.capetalk.co.za

Anti-Valentine’s Day comedy show

Make light of V-day with your significant other at the Cape Town Comedy Club as they host their annual Anti-Valentines Comedy Show. Have a laugh and banish those “gooey feelings!”

  • Mel Jones is the MC, Lateef Lovejoy (UK) as the Headline Act, supported by Suhayl Essa (JHB) & Francois van As
  • Date: 14 February
  • Time: 7pm- (dinner from 6pm)
  • Venue: Cape Town Comedy club (The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront)
  • Cost: R120pp (booking through computicket is essential)
  • Strictly no under 18s allowed
  • For more info Email: info@capetowncomedy.com, visit www.capetowncomedy.com or call 021 418 8880 / 079 495 3989

Galileo Open Air Cinema: Valentine’s Day screening

The Galileo Open Air Cinema will be holding their annual Valentine’s Day screening at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate - the perfect way to spoil that special someone!

  • The movie entitled “Valentine’s Day” will be showing.
  • Tickets are R225 and include a backrest, blanket, live music, movie, heart-shaped lollipop and a welcome drink.
  • Date: Tuesday, 14th February 2018
  • Cost: R225pp
  • Book early to avoid disappointment at www.thegalileo.co.za
  • Venue: Nooitgedacht Wine Estate (R304 between Stellenbosch and the N1)
  • Doors open: 5pm

Polka Draai Wine & Popcorn tasting

Colourful and fun-loving Polkadraai range of wines with gourmet-flavoured popcorn four gourmet combos by famous gourmet popcorn maestros Guzzle & Wolf.

  • From salted caramel, banana-coated and strawberry-flavoured popcorn.
  • Polkadraai Wine & Popcorn Tasting costs R50 per person.
  • Date: Tuesday, 14th February 2018
  • Time: tastings take place between 9am and 5pm
  • Cost: R50pp
  • Book by emailing info@stellenboschhills.co.za or call 021 881 3828
  • Venue: Stellenbosch Hills (at the corner of the R310 and Vlottenburg Road, near Stellenbosch)

Gourmet picnic at the Radisson

The picnic includes a mouth-watering selection of a variety of special offerings with a bottle of Protea Wine by Anthony Rupert.

  • Grapes, dried fruit, cheese, breadsticks, cold meats and more
  • A glass of sparkling wine will be served on arrival with an umbrella and picnic blanket.
  • Date: Wednesday 14th February 2018
  • Time: 6:30-7pm
  • Cost: R745 per couple
  • Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town
  • Book by calling 21 441 3000 or capetown.reservations@radissonblu.com

Dine at Oude Wellington Restaurant

The whole menu is red, pink and love-themed. ‘Get to Know Each Other’, ‘Lost in Each Other’s Eyes’ and ‘Crazy in Love’ [includes Belgium chocolate fondant and candy floss ice cream] are some of the yummy courses.

  • Appetizer (aka “The Introduction”) is a rose petal gin cocktail (for the ladies) or a craft beer with coffee ice for the men
  • Date: 14 February
  • Time: 7pm- (dinner from 6pm)
  • Venue: Bainskloof Pass Road, Oude Wellington Estate, Wellington,
  • Cost: R295pp (booking is essential with a deposit of R100 pp)
  • For more info visit http://www.kapwein.com/E-Main.htm or call 082 836 8924/ 021 873 1008

Dine at the Red Table

Enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner by Chef Edmore Ruzoza with wonderful local musical entertainment a welcome glass of Nederburg’s refreshingly crisp bubbly on arrival.

  • Popular Zest musical trio will set the musical mood & take requests from guests
  • Date: 14 February
  • Time: 6pm until late
  • Venue: Nederburg Wines manor house restaurant, The Red Table (Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl)
  • Cost: dinner R370pp (booking is essential)
  • To secure a booking, please contact The Red Table on 021 877 5155 or send an e-mail to theredtable@nederburg.co.za

Dine al fresco at Grand Provence

Enjoy the seclusion of dining together as a couple in your own private, luxuriously draped outdoor pavilion in the beautiful Grande Provence Sculpture Garden.

  • This dinner includes oysters and a bottle of Grande Provence Brut Méthode Cap Classique
  • Al fresco dinner experience is available exclusively for just five couples at R3 250 per couple on Valentine’s Day.

  • Date: 14 February
  • Time: 6pm until late
  • Venue: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
  • If you prefer an intimate Valentine’s dinner for two in The Restaurant at Grande Provence, will also be
  • One can also book a romantic stay at the intimate Owner’s Cottage on the estate
  • To book, call 021 876 8600 or e-mail eventsassist@grandeprovence.co.za

Dinner at Blanko restaurant

The whole menu is themed around Love is in the air.

  • Refresher is raspberry sorbet, main is beef fillet or Norwegian salmon or Mushroom ravioli, starter is smoked mozzarella arancini or seared scallops or beef carpaccio amongst other culinary delights
  • Date: 14 February
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: Blanko restaurant at Alphen Hill Boutique hotel
  • Cost: 6 courses for 450 per person (booking is essential
  • For more info visit http://www.blanko.co.za or call 021 795 6300

CHEAP OR FREE ACTIVITIES & IDEAS

It’s about falling in love not in debt…

- 1. Have a picnic at The Company’s Garden

Cost: It’s free to visit
Address: 19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

- 2. Explore the Helderberg Nature Reserve

Cost: R20 for adults, R10 for students, R10 for pensioners, R10 per vehicle
Address: Corner Helderberg Nature Reserve Road/Verster Avenue, Jeep Trail, Helderberg Rural

- 3. Take a tour of the Diamond Museum

Cost: R50 per person
Address: Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

- 4. Enjoy dinner and a show at The Labia Theatre

Cost: R40 per person
Address: 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town

  • 5. Go rose picking at Chart Farm

Cost: Rose picking at R6.50/stem – Ready picked

R5.50/stem – Pick-your-own

R3.50/stem – Sunday Special

Address: Chart Farm, Klaassens Road, Wynberg Park, Wynberg, Cape Town

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