Now that we can really feel the chill in the air, it’s time to head indoors to enjoy date night. But that’s okay! There are so many interesting events, concerts and activities to enjoy together as a couple. I hope you find something fun to do from this month’s list and please feel free to comment below if there’s a great event I have not mentioned that you think deserves to be shared.
How about not talking for the night? Sounds a bit strange but hear me out…turn off all devices, dim the lights (not too much as you need to write) get an empty journal book and converse by writing to each other. You might not know what to write at first but give it some time and I assure you, you’ll come up with something. Sometimes writing instead of talking allows us to express ourselves easier as we let go a bit more of our inhibitions. Try it…you never know where it’ll lead to.
The Salushi Taste Experience: 4 Taste Sensation Platters & 4 Bubbles for R250 (Monday – Sunday weekly)
If you’re a sushi lover, then you’ll love this awesome special from Salushi which sounds like more than enough to share between two. The only catch is you have to be seated between 4 and 6 pm.
Chef & the Vine dinner with Thelema Mountain Vineyards (23rd June)
Wine aficionados, this one is for you! For R525 per person, you can enjoy a taste of the delicious wines of wine-maker Rudi Schultz and Gyles Webb as well as dinner at Reuben’s One & Only in Cape Town.
Food Truck Friday at Jack Black’s Brewery (30th June)
On the last Friday of each month, Jack Black’s Brewery brings you an evening of delicious grub, live music and beer. Entrance is free of charge. If you’re looking for something casual and fairly low cost to do for date night, this seems like a good option.
Charming Aloe Cottage in Darling
This cottage looks extremely romantic and perfect for a couples retreat in the chilly month of June. Plus, you pay only R950 per night if you book a midweek stay between Sunday and Thursday. So it may be worth taking a day off work and hiring a babysitter sometime this month!
The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay
If you don’t mind spending a little more, The Bay Hotel looks luxurious as anything. They are currently running a promotion where you receive a R450 voucher to spend at the Bistro Restaurant or the Mint Wellness Spa when you book your stay online.
Paint & Sip at 91 Loop Street ft. Antje Shone (2nd June)
Feel like something a bit more creative? This charity event takes you on a step-by-step journey to unleashing your inner artist and recreating a masterpiece. All the proceeds go to Call 2 Care’s (NPO) Service Projects. Fro R290, you get a canvas, paint, brushes, a yummy meal and a glass of wine to sip on.
Music and a meal at Alma Cafe in Rosebank (2nd June)
Enjoy an evening of live music performed by Tombstone Pete and The Shabs at Alma Café. Pay R160 for entrance and an amazing Alma meal.
Live music at The Lounge Party on Loop Street (10th June)
Hosted at Homage 1862, The Lounge Party is an intimate evening event featuring a myriad of musicians. Genres range from alternative pop to psych-rock and dream pop. Online tickets are selling at R50 but you can also purchase yours at the door for R70. We recently had a date night at Homage 1862 (blog post still to come) and the food was lovely so definitely worth getting something to eat before if you can.
Prime Circle, JUST JINGER & Tailor at the CTICC (10 June)
Three huge local acts will perform at the Cape Town Convention Centre this June. Tickets are on sale from Computicket for R310.
Comedy Cafe: Last Comic Standing at Beaulah Bar in Green Point (15th June)
Beaulah Bar brings you another Thursday night of comedy this June. If having a giggle with your partner is something you look forward to, then this may be your cup of tea. Plus, it’s hosted in a queer-friendly space making it a fun date night idea for couples of all kinds!
Arno Carstens at The Barnyard Theatre Willowbridge (15th June)
If you like local rock music, platinum selling and award-winning Arno Carstens will be performing his English and Afrikaans hits at The Barnyard Theatre in Tygervalley.
The Swing Collective at Alexander’s Bar, Cafe and Theatre (25th June)
There’s no shortage of music events in Cape Town! This one is for anyone who enjoys swing and pop. For more information, click here.
Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival (2nd and 3rd of June)
Hosted at The Baxter Concert Hall, this event is the perfect opportunity to get glammed up as a pair and enjoy some quality jazz music for only R100 per person!
Winter Symphony Season at Cape Town City Hall (29th June)
Co-founder of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Luis Magalhães has received international acclaim for his music. His beautiful piano performance is sure to spark a sense of romance on your date night. See him live at Artscape this month along with conductor Bernhard Gueller.