Situated at the tip of South Africa, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Backed by the iconic Table Mountain and gazing out over Table Bay, this is the ideal destination for a holiday break. Whether celebrating your honeymoon, a special anniversary or simply being romantic, this is the perfect destination to enjoy each other’s company, eat fabulous food and gaze at remarkable scenery. The following are just eight of the most romantic things to do in the “Mother City” of Cape Town.
1. Cable car ride up Table Mountain
One must-do activity for anyone visiting Cape Town is a visit to Table Mountain. Take the cable car up to the very summit to enjoy fabulous 360-degree views across the city of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the sea. At the top, enjoy exploring the plateau and visit the cute dassies (or rock rabbits). Enjoy a meal at the Table Mountain Café or shop ‘til you drop in the souvenir shop. End your visit by enjoying a beautiful and romantic sunset over the sea before heading back down again.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Address: Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Price: from 6 USD
Opening Hours: 8am - 7pm. Times vary depending on season
Duration: around 3 hours required
Website: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
2. Sunset cruise into Table Bay
There is nothing quite like a romantic cruise at sunset. Cape Town offers several delightful cruises out into Table Bay where, if you are lucky, you will spot dolphins frolicking in the waves. Head out for an adventure from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on a motor boat or sailing yacht. Relax in the fresh sea breezes, while enjoying the view of Table Mountain and Robben Island, former prison home of President Nelson Mandela. As you sail, enjoy a glass of good Cape bubbly to round off the experience. End the evening with a meal in one of the many restaurants on offer in the Waterfront.
Address: Shop 7 Quay 5 V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
Price: from 400 USD
Duration: around 1-2 hours required
Contact: +27 214183234
Website: Waterfront Adventures
3. Helicopter tour of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
One of the most amazing ways to see the city of Cape Town is from the air. There are several companies offering helicopter tours over Cape Town and around the Cape Peninsula. Take a flight from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to see Robben Island, or fly further afield down the Atlantic coastline to False Bay, Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. Fly out to the beautiful Cape Winelands and stop over for a delicious lunch and a wine tasting session. For an extra fee, you can enjoy the helicopter all to yourselves for a truly romantic experience.
Cape Town Helicopters
Address: 220 East Pier, Breakwater Edge, V&A Helipad, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: from 130 USD
Duration: around 1 hour required
Contact: +27 847667777
Website: Helicopter Tours
4. Horse riding on the beach
For a beautiful day out in the fresh air, climb onto a horse and see the Cape region in a more relaxed style. This is the ultimate way to travel, whether horse riding on the beach in Noordhoek, traveling along the beaches of the Cape Overberg region, or exploring the Cape Winelands. Day trips, overnight trails and romantic getaways are available and should you wish to spend a little longer on horseback, you can enjoy multi-day outride trails.
Cape Town Horse Riding
Address: Cottage Drive, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa
Price: from 40 USD per person
Duration: From one hour to full day
Contact: +27 218562246
Website: Cape Town Horse Riding
5. Lindt Chocolate Studio
While it is always romantic to give each other a gorgeous box of chocolates, why not take the experience a little further and visit the Lindt Chocolate Studio in Cape Town? Here you can learn the art of chocolate-making in various workshops held by the Master Chocolatiers of Lindt. While your mouth waters, you will discover that the masters use the same methods and traditions in the trade as they did when it all began in 1845. Probably the best part of the experience is enjoying tastings of the various Lindt products made in the studio and, of course, it is essential to take something home to enjoy together later.
Lindt Chocolate Studio Cape Town
Address: Shop No 2, Silo 2, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: +27 218310360
Website: Lindt Chocolate Studio Cape Town
6. The Cape Town Diamond Museum
Here you can learn all about the diamond industry in South Africa and its long history. Find out how diamonds are transformed from rough stones into those gorgeous, sparkling gems with cutting and polishing techniques. You can also view life-size replicas of some of the world’s most famous and breathtaking diamonds, including the Cullinan (the largest diamond in the world), the Hope diamond and the Taylor Burton (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) diamond.
Cape Town Diamond Museum
Address: Level 1, The Clock Tower, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Opening Hours: 9am - 7pm daily
Duration: around 1 hour required
Contact: +27 214212488
Website: Cape Town Diamond Museum
7. Hop On, Hop Off sightseeing bus tours
One of the best ways to see the city of Cape Town is via the big, red Hop On, Hop Off sightseeing buses. Spend your day getting on and off the bus as many times as you please for one fee. You can view the attractions in the Cape Town City Bowl itself, head along the beautiful coastline to Camps Bay or tour the gorgeous Cape Winelands. The open-top bus runs on a circular route with a total of 11 stops. Along the way, commentary on the various attractions is given in several different languages - see their official website for details.
Cape Town City Tours
Address: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront (V&A Waterfront Ticket Office), V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Price: from 14 USD
Opening Hours: 8:20am - 7:20pm
Duration: From 90 minutes
Contact: +27 215116000
Website: Cape Town City Tours
Impress your date and express yourself in the grandest way possible through this full peninsula scenic flight near Cape Town. The 50-minute helicopter trip will give you stunning views of Cape Peninsula from all angles before flying along the False Bay Coast, and passing by Simon’s town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg. This is also your chance to witness the majestic Table Mountain as your ride will take you over and around this natural wonder. For guests’ convenience, hotel pick-up is included so all you need to do is to relax and enjoy the ride! Just be sure to bring your cameras to snap some of the most beautiful land and seascapes you’ll ever get to experience in this lifetime. All set? Then it’s a date!
Full peninsula scenic flight
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: 365 USD/person
Make Cape Town your next destination
Enjoy your romantic trip to Cape Town. You might just find yourselves spending every anniversary in this gorgeous location!
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