Romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in the Cape Winelands

From watching movies under the stars to picnics to extravagant dinners, here are a few romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in the Cape Winelands.

Delheim Estate, Stellenbosch

The Garden Restaurant at Delheim Estate, nestled on the idyllic slopes of the Simonsberg, is holding a sunset picnic for R200 per person (there is also a cover charge of R35 per person). Each picnic basket costs R235, and you’ll find ostrich meatballs, fresh farm bread, smoked snoek pâté, a bottle of Delheim wine, and all sorts of other delicious treats in there (you can find the details here). Star-filled skies, classical guitar melodies, and beautiful surroundings will make for a most romantic evening.

There’s also a cupcake and wine pairing at R75 per person for four taste combinations, which is available between 09h00 and 16h30 seven days a week (pre-booking essential).

Contact: 021 888 4607, email,

Glen Carlou Winery, Paarl

Fine food and wine with live music combine to ensure a romantic evening at this wine farm boasting beautiful views of the valley. Starting at 19h00, they will be serving a five-course meal with truffles and coffee included at R375 per person (you’ll have to pay for wine separately). Book soon, as their lunch sitting is already fully booked.

Contact: 021 875 5528,,

Festa Restaurant, Wellington

Choose between a leisurely picnic or a three-course dinner at this picturesque restaurant on the Kleinevalleij Estate (it’s one of our recommended,