10 places to spend Valentine’s Day in the Cape Winelands

Posted on 25 January 2017

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
Also read: 23 great picnic spots in the Cape Winelands

Please note: most of these venues will require you to book beforehand, and it’s always best to confirm prices with the specific wine farms concerned.

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


1. Delheim Estate, Stellenbosch

Picnic at Delheim

The Garden Restaurant at Delheim Estate, nestled on the idyllic slopes of the Simonsberg, is holding a sunset picnic for R460 per basket (serves 2 adults). In each picnic basket, you’ll find a selection of cheeses, marinated olives, chicken Caesar salad, roast beef bagels, homemade fudge and decadent nougat, to name a few. A wonderful ambience and beautiful surroundings will make for the most romantic day.

Bookings are essential.

Contact: 0218884607, email [email protected], delheim.com.


2. Dornier Bodega, Stellenbosch

Dornier Bodega, Stellenbosch

A lovely dinner awaits both new lovers and old married couples at this restaurant housed in an 18th century Cape Dutch-style barn with views over the vineyards. You can have a look at the menu here – but suffice to say it’s pretty impressive, with options like oysters, pork belly, prawns and dark chocolate truffles for dessert. Guests get a complimentary gift. R900 per couple. They do have limited seating, so make reservations in advance.

Contact: 0218800557, dornier.co.za


3. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch


Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day 2017, Spier will be screening the romantic drama, The Best of Me, under the stars on Saturday 11 February. Lovebirds can make up their own picnic from the Eight to Go deli, or pre-order a special basket crammed with delicious treats and a bottle of Spier Secret Sparkling. The movie tickets are R100 per adult and R70 per child.

Contact: 0218091100, email [email protected], spier.co.za.


4. Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

The Nooitgedacht Wine Estate will host a Galileo Open Air Cinema on Valentine’s Day. They will treat lovers and loved ones to an intimate evening of live music, delicious artisanal treats and a movie under the stars. Snuggle up with a blanket and backrest on the estate lawns, enjoy some live music and then settle back to watch the sunset over the surrounding mountains, before the screening of When Harry Met Sally – the 1989 iconic romantic comedy classic. For R190 per person, you will get a backrest, blanket, live music, movie and a welcome drink.

Contact: 0218652407, nooitgedachtestate.co.za

5. Waterkloof Wines, Somerset West

Waterkloof is hosting an a la carte lunch, but the six-course set menu for dinner is where things really get started. There are two options to choose from.

Option 1: From R1450 per person including a glass of bubbly on arrival. This option does not include wine and you can order at your table.
Option 2: From R1700 per person, which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and wine pairing and gratuity. Booking in advance and full pre-payment is essential.

Contact: 0218581491, www.waterkloofwines.co.za


6. Glen Carlou Winery, Paarl

Glen Carlou Winery, Paarl

Photo from Glen Carlou website.

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 18h30, they will be serving a five-course meal (with a welcome drink upon arrival) included at R450 per person (you’ll have to pay for wine separately). Book soon, as their lunch sitting is already fully booked. A complimentary gift will be received per couple.

Contact: 0218755528, [email protected], glencarlou.co.za


7. Grande Provence Wine Estate, Franschhoek


If you are looking to splurge this Valentine’s Day, the Grand Provence Wine Estate is serving the ultimate seven-course dinner underneath the stars will be enjoyed in a private draped outdoor pavilion. Guests will be welcomed with a dinner enticing canapes, petit-fours that include a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival. The cost for the dinner under the private gazebo is R 3250 per couple. You can also opt for the regular Valentine’s dinner at R885 per person. Bookings are essential.

Contact: 0218768600; [email protected], grandprovence.co.za


8. Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl
Grab some blankets, cushions or chairs and join this wine estate for their Valentine’s Movie Night with a screening of Love Actually. Included in your ticket price of R675 per couple is a picnic basket and two complimentary wine glasses, a bottle of wine or grape juice. Gates open at 17h00, picnic collection is at 18:00 and the movie starts at 19h30. Bookings are essential. There will be a cash bar available.

Contact: 0218698386, email [email protected], rhebokskloof.co.za


9. Allée Bleue, Franschhoek

Allée Bleue is one of the loveliest spots in Franschhoek, and their Valentine’s Day offering is their speciality – a picnic. The picnic basket includes a five-course meal. Braised beef, smoked salmon terrine, a platter consisting of local meats and cheeses, a chocolate platter for dessert and a bottle of Rose. You’ll pay R850 per double basket. A vegetarian option is also available.

Contact: 0218741021, [email protected], alleebleue.co.za


10. Boschendal, Franschhoek

Boschendal, being one of the larger wine farms in the area, is offering three different options for Valentine’s Day this year. You could enjoy the three-course set menu at the Werf Restaurant (which includes a welcome drink) for R595 per person. If you’d like something less formal, the Farm Shop and Deli will also be offering a set menu, for R395 per person. But if you’re really more keen on getting away from everyone else, there’s always the picnic option at the Rhone picnic site – R550 will get you a basket for two, excluding tip. There’s also an option for a basket for one, if you like being the most depressed person at the party.

Contact: 0218704200, [email protected], boschendal.co.za

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