There are some things in life that can’t be bought – health, happiness or fulfillment and definitely not love. However if you need inspiration to romance your loved one, then look no further than the Cape Point Route. Loaded with idyllic sunset spots, spectacular backdrops, cozy eateries and trendy love nests- this is the stuff of romantic dreams and a lovers paradise. Whether you are searching for a wedding venue, or a honeymoon escape, a treat for a special occasion, a place to pop the question or an idea to romance a loved one just because you can, contact the Cape Point Route for a romantic proposal. Read more Valentine’s offers and Romantic Pursuits here.
1. Get physical:
We mean a physical activity – a walk on the beach (write your loved ones name in the sand.!); a sunset Horse-ride on the beach; sea-kayaking the bays and coves, couples surfing or hiking the mountains of the Cape.
2. Go out for romantic dinner
Whilst not the most original idea for Valentine’s Day – a romantic dinner is a sure thing for the heros and heroines of a love story – indulge your partner with great food, fine wines and the gift of uninterrupted one-on-one time alone! Click here for Restaurants on the Cape Point Route.
3. Get a Room:
Changing your surroundings can automatically boost your love life. Book a hotel room this Valentine’s Day and take the pressures and habits of daily life out of the equation so you can have uninterrupted time together. Or better yet book a romantic retreat and getaway for a few days! See the Valentine’s Specials or click here for accommodation options on the Cape Point Route or view Valentine’s specials here.
4. Valentine’s Day Gift Basket:
Make your own romantic basket for your loved one. Some of our favourite ideas – delicious deli goodies, fine wine, chocolates, cookies, heart shaped bead work, a homemade CD, scented candles, massage oils. Click here for shopping on the Cape Point Route.
5. Valentine’s Sunset Picnic :
Order a picnic basket or make your own with fresh breads (Foodbarn Deli), cheese from Imhoff Farm Cheesery and wine from Cape Point Vineyards . Take your basket and head for a secluded spot in the mountains or a quiet spot on the Beach
6. Go for a massage
This is a Valentine’s Day Must-Do! Book a relaxing massage or spa treatment to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day. There is nothing like physical touch to relax you and your partner. Check out the spas on the Cape Point Route.
7. Take a Drive:
Collect your beloved, play some romantic tunes, and go cruising through some breathtaking scenery. Uninterrupted time together is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. Stop for a picnic and enjoy the views. Routes- Chapman’s Peak Drive; Boyes Drive; M65 Slangkop Road from Kommetjie to Scarborough . If you want something on the side then why not take a sidecar tour in a Vintage WWII sidecar.
8. Drink Wine:
Pop into Cape Point Vineyards – at the southern end of Chapman’s Peak Drive for a tasting sensation of award winning wines. Take the wine on your picnic or pop into the new picnic site on their Noordhoek Estate on Silvermine Road. Open Daily between 12h00 and 15h00 and Sundowner tastings between 17h00 and 20h00.
9. Buy her flowers:
Thoughts of red roses and chocolates come to mind on Valentine’s Day but bear in mind that roses are more expensive on Valentine’s Day. Beverley of the “The Fragrance of Flowers” in Simon’s Town suggests cost saving and long lasting flowers as something different. Buy different colour roses if it has to be roses. She also says that roses don’t last well in Cape Town summer heat so go for a mixed colourful bunches of lillies, gerberers and lisianthus with a few roses to delight the hearts of ladies - young and old. Place your orders early to ensure there is sufficient stock. Deliveries throughout Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Noordhoek & Kommetjie. Call 021 786 5194 for orders.
10. Valentine’s Day Breakfast:
14 February 2012 is a Tuesday so why not get up a little earlier and take your loved one out for breakfast for a change to the daily routine. Try Cafe Roux, or the Foodbarn Deli at Noordhoek Farm Village ; Bertha’s Restaurant in Simon’s Town which opens at 7am. Show you care this Valentine’s Day with a Tuesday morning breakfast surprise.
…And if you are really stuck then learn to say “I love You” in another language. They say that French is the language of love so why not learn to say I love you in French “je t’aime” …or any other language for that matter! Foreign languages sound exotic and are very romantic – try it!