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Fun Date Night Ideas in Cape Town, South Africa

Find it hard to get creative when it comes to date night? Cape Town has a never-ending list of things to do and see for a memorable evening with your beloved. No matter the season or what your budget is, there’s plenty to do together in South Africa’s port city – be it #RelationshipGoals, popping the question, taking your BFF out or going on a solo date, change things up and make your dates more interesting and fun with our exclusive date night guide to Cape Town. From unusual proposals to long walks on the beach and wine tasting, here’s just a sample of the fun and romantic activities for the next time you want to try something new on date night in South Africa‘s second most populous city.

Climb to the Top of The Table Mountain

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Views of the Table Mountain, a prominent landmark in Cape Town, South Africa | © Andrey Sulitskiy/Flickr

Nature’s work of art, Table Mountain and its natural landscapes make South Africa a hiker’s paradise. For all the wander-lusting hikers out there, climbing up makes for a mandatory picturesque and hand-holding moment. Once at the top, expect unrivalled views of the city! 

Cape Town’s Best Spots for Sunsets

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Sunset at Camps Bay in Cape Town | © Robert Wallace/Flickr

Imagine a unique, romantic and fun date night on the Atlantic coast. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? So grab a blanket and your date and head out to one of these top sunset spots in Cape Town that will have you Instagramming like crazy. Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, Table Mountain, and V&A Waterfront are some of the best places to watch the sun dip below the horizon across Cape Town in South Africa. The sunsets viewed from here will leave a lasting memory, a proposal under the setting sun, and exchanging kisses beneath famous sunset are the ultimate romantic experience!

Wine tasting at Cape Town Winelands

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Wine tasting at one of Cape Town’s winelands | © Courtesy of the Steenberg Vineyards

Cape Town is a superb wine-producing area in South Africa. Head to city’s magnificent Winelands for assorted wine tasting and new discoveries. The city offers the best places to enjoy green scenery and authentic South African red and white wines. If you finish early, there’s plenty more to do in the area for both you and your partner. Stellenbosch and Franschhoek provide a relaxing and distinguished wine experience.

Head over to the beaches

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Camps Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town, South Africa | © David Lea Kenney/Flickr

For the views of the Atlantic Ocean, taking a trip to the Cape Town beaches is always a romantic experience. Sand and sea are the perfect settings for a romantic day or evening, and the city offers a beautiful feel of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It does have plenty of sea shores to explore, where you and your date can spend an entire day wandering trails and beaches together, enjoying picnic areas and taking advantage of abundance nature. There’s no denying that Camps Bay is Cape Town’s most visited beach and one of the best beaches in Africa.

Sky Dining

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Premium Sky Dining | Courtesy of the 14 Stories Rooftop Bar

The 14 Stories Rooftop Bar is fun spot in Cape Town to enjoy rooftop drinks and sundowners – stunning views and great cocktails, making it an ideal place to take a partner who loves photography and unusual marriage proposals. So if you’re thinking of popping the question, have the cameraman on standby to take some celebratory shots with perfect lighting and a stunning background.

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Have a spa day

Escape the bustling city and spend a relaxing a day at one of Cape Town’s top-notch spas.

Visit the museum

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Robben Island Museum | © Tonisonja/Flickr

Tired of food and drink dates and to discover new and creative places to take your significant other? Have no fear because, Cape Town, South Africa, offers a variety of cultural experiences, and pleasure for those who love art and art history. Planetarium Cape TownRobben Island Museum, and Cape Town Science Centre are a few unique Cape Town museum date ideas that you and your significant other will appreciate.

Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, +27213003200

Robben Island Museum, Private Bag Robben Island, Cape Town, +27214095100

Race your date at go karting

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Get those hearts racing with a go kart race on your date! This go karting track in Cape Town is highly rated by the locals.

Shop, snack, and hangout at V&A Waterfront

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V&A Waterfront shopping mall in South Africa | © V&A Waterfront

Situated on the Atlantic shore, the V&A Waterfront is the most scenic spot in Cape Town for a low-key evening date. Shop around the stores and boutiques, admire local goods and produce, and then grab a drink and a bite to eat at one of the eating spots and where you can enjoy views of Table Mountain and the Table Bay Harbour. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront closes at 9 p.m., making it a great option for those going on a first date that want to make the most out of your experience at this bustling attraction.

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See a show

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Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa | © Baxter Theatre Centre

Fancy a date night at the theatre? For a sophisticated date night, head to one of the Cape Town’s prestigious theatres. A handful of the theatres in Cape Town offers afternoon and evening performances.

Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, +27216857880

The Fugard Theatre, Corner of Caledon and Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, +27214614554

Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town, +27214109800


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