Where to celebrate Valentine’s 2021 in Cape Town and surrounds

Forget the box of chocolates – celebrate your love of food this Valentine’s Day at one of these Western Cape restaurants offering indulgent specials. 

The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia)

Enjoy a romantic stroll in the gardens before indulging in a picnic for two or a five-course lunch. The lunch includes options such as sesame seared yellowfin tuna, bone marrow crusted beef fillet and dark chocolate gateaux, while the picnic includes smoked fish pate, baked vegetable quiche, artisan cheese and scones. The five-course lunch costs R565 per person and can be enjoyed on 13 or 14 February while the picnic is on offer all weekend (12, 13 or 14 February) for R600 per basket for two. You can also take advantage of their Love Changes Everything special from 1 February to 31 March, which includes a two-night stay, a full English breakfast, a couple’s massage, a picnic and a romantic dinner.

FABER at Avondale Wine Estate (Paarl)

Enjoy lunch while overlooking the beautiful lush gardens and vineyards of Avondale Wine Estate on 14 February. The extensive views of the surrounding mountains, gardens and vineyards will take your breath away. Tuck in to the farm-to-fork six-course tasting menu (R690 per person) or opt for the à la carte menu. To book, call 021 202 1219 or email

Hazendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch)

Duos will be ushered in with canapes before relaxing with a romantic picnic on the lawns on 14 February. Enjoy artisan breads, rosemary-turmeric-and-garlic pickled mushrooms, dukkah roast chicken and more for R850 per couple. And there’s no need to book a babysitter – the Wonderpals will be on hand to keep the kids entertained with a DIY craft table and a kiddie-approved picnic (R250 per child). There are only 30 spots available so call 021 205 5620 or email to book now!

The Kitchen Collective (City Bowl)

Step into the kitchen with your plus one for an interactive and lively evening on 13 February for a Date Night Interactive Cooking Class at R750 per person. You’ll be preparing a scrumptious three-course menu together. Or allow Denise and her team at Ginger & Lime to treat you and your partner to a delicious lunch featuring her favourite recipes from her travel recipe book Around My Table on 14 February for R875 per person. Menu highlights include gazpacho, deconstructed avocado ritz, gnocchi with sage beurre noisette, Asian-style five-spice duck breasts and red-velvet brownies.

Spier Wine Estate (Stellenbosch)

There’s something for everyone at Spier this Valentine’s. Enjoy a memorable picnic experience (R700 per couple), sundowners and a live band on the River Deck (R895 per couple), or a three-course feast at the Spier Hotel Restaurant (R790 per couple). Menu highlights include goat’s cheese panna cotta, roast cauliflower salad, pastry-shrouded chorizo, lamb koftas and poached strawberries with chocolate custard. Add a couple’s spa treatment or make a weekend of it with a 40% discount at Spier Hotel. Space is limited so contact to book now.


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The President Hotel (Bantry Bay)

Enjoy a Bridgerton-themed high tea at The President Hotel this Valentine’s Day for R395 per person. Surrounded by sea views, guests will start the afternoon with a welcome drink and then settle in for savoury and sweet treats and live music. Plus, the best-dressed couple stands a chance to win an overnight stay!

La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)

Dine in style at Leeu Estates, La Petite Colombe’s beautiful new premises. Chef John Norris-Rogers and his team promise to deliver a memorable eight-course experience for R1,500 per person that will entice your tastebuds.


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Yama Eatery (Franschhoek)

Indulge in a 40-piece sushi platter for two at the newly launched Yama Eatery, brought to you by Ryan Shell and Darren Badenhorst. Salmon, prawn, tuna and vegetable options are available. The cost is R750 per platter for two.

While every effort is made to ensure that the details of the above specials are correct, some prices or menus may change without our knowledge. Please confirm the deal with the restaurant in question when making a booking.

Does your restaurant have a delicious Valentine’s Day special? Let us know in the comments below.

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