Cape Town is like nowhere else on Earth. And now, in the month of love, Cape Town reveals its romantic side. Ranked the second most romantic city on the continent (after Marrakech) and among the 20 most romantic cities in the whole world, Cape Town offers a million special spots and memorable moments in which to pop the question or celebrate an anniversary. Or simply, enjoy a first date. Or a hundredth date for that matter.
Everything about Cape Town is romantic, making it the ultimate honeymoon destination. Take the Cape Winelands for example. Here slopes of perfectly precise vines march for miles, offering spectacular verdant views that rival those of Tuscany. Cape Dutch homesteads, elegant with history, serve luxurious comfort and the finest meals and wines.
That being said, the culinary scene within Cape Town itself is one of the most renowned. Food culture sits at the heart of the Cape Town lifestyle. There are not one or two places, or even twenty, that we could recommend for a romantic dinner, or a subtle proposal – there are thousands! Feel the romance.
The distinctive Cape cuisine itself, though homey, is unique. Curated from African, Indonesian, Portuguese, Dutch, and English influences it has come to be known as Cape Malay. You will not fail to see the influence of Cape Malay cuisine whenever you eat in a fine dining establishment in Cape Town, including at Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace. Here you will also experience another culinary influence, inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom found nowhere else in the world. The unique oils, ingredients, scents, flavours, and beauty of the veld underpin all the food and drink offerings at the hotel. What could be more romantic than proposing over a dinner inspired by flowers?
The ocean itself has a thousand romantic tales to tell, of the spellbinding sailing ships of old and the place where two oceans collide. Cape Town was built on the shores of the sea and this is everywhere evident. Beaches, waves, sunrises, sunsets, tidal pools, and picnics have all scribed a story of romance.
And if you want to invoke the spirit of romance for your own occasion, then Bascule Bar at Cape Grace is your absolute go-to location. Poised on the water’s edge of the V&A Waterfront yacht marina, Bascule’s breathtaking views are rivaled only by their enticing array of whiskies from around the globe, together with their exceptional selection of the Cape’s most sublime wines. Its luxurious décor gives the sense of being on a gorgeous ocean liner. In fact, there are hints of Cape Town’s nautical history in every nook and cranny of Cape Grace.
Cape Town’s spectacular and varied scenery never fails to astonish, romance, and delight locals and visitors alike. It provides many beautiful spots in which to pop the question or renew your vows. The top of Table Mountain, looking over the world. At sunrise on one of the beaches on the False Bay side of the Peninsula. At sunset on one of the beaches on the Atlantic side of the Peninsula. On a champagne cruise that leaves from the V & A Waterfront. On wild Dias Beach in Cape Point. On a small spit of land wedged between an iconic mountain and the surging sea – Cape Grace.
At Cape Grace, we understand that it is the little things that help turn a moment into a memory. This is even more true for a romantic occasion. With our Special Moments Package, you can celebrate your honeymoon or reconnect over your anniversary in comfortable elegance. Unwind with chilled sparkling wine, moreish chocolates, either a complimentary romantic dinner or couple’s massage, and a special gift every night of your stay – all gracefully designed to make your time together pampered and memorable. Just add love. Book our Special Moments package here.