Valentine's Day

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Love is in the air: Super Valentine’s specials around the Western Cape

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of these hotel and restaurant specials.

Valentine's Day

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After the year we have just had, a celebration of love and your loved ones is just what the doctor ordered for Valentine’s Day this Sunday Whether you want to spoil your other half, celebrate friendships, or simply savour memorable moments with loved ones, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do it.

This year, there are some fantastic specials on offer by hotels and restaurants around the Western Cape to get out and have some fun in the name of love.

Hotel Specials

Take a romantic city break: The Cape Milner

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof, the Cape Milner Hotel is a modern, boutique-style hotel with the perfect location for exploring the city.  

The hotel is offering a special for February where you pay for two nights and stay for three. A three-night stay will cost R1,552 and includes accommodation, breakfast, a romantic turndown, sparkling wine, and a gift on the night of arrival.

To book, contact their Reservations Department on 021 426 1101 or email Be sure to use the promo code: LOVE2021 for the special deal.

Get away from it all: De Hoop Nature Reserve

Escape the city and get back to nature in one of the Western Cape’s largest and most beautiful nature sanctuaries – the magnificent De Hoop Nature Reserve. The De Hoop Collection in the De Hoop Nature Reserve offers deluxe accommodation options designed to suit all budgets, an array of outdoor activities, and world-class whale watching in season.

Spend Valentine’s Day weekend with your valentine at De Hoop and enjoy luxurious suite-style overnight accommodation, breakfasts on the veranda overlooking the vlei, and romantic dinners at The Fig Tree Restaurant for only R3,720 per couple (R1,860 per person per night) on a dinner, bed, and breakfast basis. A complimentary bird walk with a local naturalist is included in the package.

Booking is essential: Phone 021-422 4522 or email, or visit

Escape to the mountains: De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Head into the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains in the Garden Route’s Klein Karoo with your loved one for a stay at the charming four-star De Zeekoe Guest Farm. Located a few kilometres outside of Oudtshoorn, the guest farm has a variety of accommodation types – from stylish rooms at the main house to luxurious private self-catering cottages with private pools. 

There is an array of things to see and do in the area from exploring the world-renowned Cango Caves to riding an ostrich at one of the many farms in the area.

Valentine’s Day weekend specials (12 to 14 February) include overnight stays for R700 per person per night for the Cottages and R650 per person per night for rooms in the Main House, which include a delicious farm-style breakfast.


For a five-star spa experience: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Resting on the slopes of the magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain range with unsurpassed views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is one of Cape Town’s seaside gems.

Surrounded by the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this luxurious boutique hotel is located on the coastal road towards Hout Bay and is about a 15-minute drive from the city centre.

Spoil your special someone on Valentine’s Day with a relaxing spa experience, delicious dinner, and treats at the award-winning five-star hotel. Available until 28 February, the special offer includes the following:

  • A love-themed welcome gift from the hotel pastry chef;
  • A complimentary South African breakfast, including freshly-harvested oysters and sparkling wine;
  • Aone-hour session in the temperature-controlled plunge pools and floatation pool at The Spa;
  • Complimentary scheduled transfers to the V&A Waterfront every day from 8:00 until 19:30;
  • A dinner in the Azure restaurant from their three-course set select menu once during stay; and
  • A romantic turndown and a bottle of South African sparkling wine placed in your room before arrival.

Celebrate love at the southernmost tip of Africa: Agulhas Country Lodge

The Agulhas Country Lodge is a beautiful boutique lodge at the southernmost tip of Africa in L’Agulhas with beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with romantic fireplaces and antique décor overlooking the ocean, and an oceanside bar with unsurpassed views of the sea. Ocean-lovers will delight in the Agulhas Country Lodge’s romantic ambiance, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Agulhas Country Lodge is offering a 50% discount for a honeymoon suite for two people for two nights on 12, 13 and 14 February. It will cost R625 per person per night and includes a full breakfast.

Enquiries: or visit

Foodie Specials

If you want to celebrate love through food, here are a few fantastic Valentine’s Day specials on offer this month.

Spier Wine Farm

Spier’s River Deck is serving creative cocktails with an array of savoury and sweet flavour-packed tapas such as like cured trout tartare, charcuterie and local cheeses, spicy charred peppers, and artichokes.

Tuck into warm tapas like mussels, chicken boudin, butternut, and fynbos arancini, pastry-shrouded chorizo, and lamb koftas with patatas bravas and desserts of apple and walnut phyllo pastry rolls, chocolate mousse cups, and crema Catalana with fresh strawberries.

Date: 13 February

Cost: R895 per couple

Radisson Blu

Head to the Radisson Blu’s rooftop bar and lounge to feast on a special three-course shared Valentine’s dinner and dance the night away under the stars on a dance floor romantically bedecked with fairy lights to set the mood.  

Cost: R375 per person

Homespun by Matt

Take a sensory journey to the East at Homespun by Matt with Asian-, European- and locally inspired dishes created with undiscovered, delectable flavours. This fantastic eatery lovingly created by Matt Schreuder is offering a delicious five-course set Valentine’s Day menu on 14 February only.

Cost: R495 per person. Look at the menu here.

Cellars Hohenort

Enjoy a romantic stroll through the beautiful gardens and grounds of Cellars Hohenort wine estate followed by a romantic picnic for two or a delectable five-course Valentine’s Day lunch at The Conservatory restaurant.

Cost: Dinner for two: R565 per person (View the menu here) / Picnic basket for two: R600 (View the menu here)