September…the month of Spring. There is always a sense of excitement about Spring as the flowers begin to blossom, the days start to get longer and the temperatures start to get warmer. There is a hint of summer approaching and of winter bidding us farewell. In the air one senses the feeling of new beginnings, blossoming, expansion and a need to get out into the world. Well, Cape Town is certainly not holding back this month as she offers plenty of ways to get out and about with your partners and spend some good quality time together on your date nights. Enjoy!
Make a video of the two of you telling your story of how you met. Don’t rehearse it, the more spontaneous it is, the better. Your kids and you will enjoy watching it many years from now. (For more date night ideas at home, head on over here)
Food Specials at Con Brio Bistro in Vredehoek
Situated under the slopes of Table Mountain, this cosy restaurant has a 2 for 1 burger special every Tuesday. If that’s not your thing, treat yourselves to a three-course meal special for just R180. Their menu includes both vegetarian and meat dishes.
Simply Square Dinner Special
Located at the Vineyard Hotel, The Square restaurant’s seasonal menus are created by Chef Carl van Rooyen. Pop in for dinner between 18:00 and 22:00 and feast on a two or three-course meal for less than R300.
2 for 1 pizza special at Obz Cafe (every Thursday)
This vibrant cafe in Observatory boasts a casual atmosphere for a more laid back date night experience. The restaurant’s thin crust pizzas are said to be extremely popular and every Thursday you can enjoy two pizzas for the price of one (wheat and gluten free options available).
Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival (16th September)
If you and your partner are pasta and pizza aficionados, this festival provides the perfect dinner opportunity with gourmet pizza and pasta dishes, dessert pairings, wine pairings and more. Your ticket includes live entertainment, safe parking and access to some of the Cape’s best food vendors. Tickets range from R180 to R220.
Jordan Wine and Food Pairing Dinner (26th September)
Hosted at the scenic Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, this sophisticated food and wine pairing features a four-course menu incorporating delicious, locally sourced ingredients accompanied by a selection of fine wines. The cost is R425 per person.
Weekend Special at The Vineyard Hotel
Nothing says ‘romantic’ like an intimate weekend away without any distractions or responsibilities. If you are celebrating a special occasion this month or just want to go all out for date night and get away for the weekend, the Vineyard Hotel has a 30% off weekend special with breakfast included.
Electroswing Party at A Touch of Madness in Obs (2nd September)
Put your dancing shoes on and head down to A Touch of Madness this September for a night of music and entertainment with your favourite partner in crime. The theme is “Enchanted Forest” and party-goers are encouraged to dress the part and get into costume.
Dalin Oliver’s ‘Face for Radio’ Comedy Show at the Baxter Theatre (2nd & 9th September)
Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine and this stand-up comedy show is bound to make you and your partner giggle. In “Face For Radio,” Comedian Dalin Oliver touches on aspects of life that many of us can relate to such as friends, relationships and “adulting.”
The Lourensford Twilight Market (1st September)
The popular Lourensford Wine Estate will be reopening this September and with it, its popular night market which comprises over 70 stalls. Enjoy a relaxed night of good food and great ambiance as you stroll from vendor to vendor in ‘Fairy Light Lane.’ You’ll find everything from cuisine to handmade arts and crafts, wine, craft beer and more. The market is open from 17:00 to 21:00 and will feature live music from celebrated local musos. Entrance is free.
3G Wine-tasting Evening at Harveys in Sea Point (1st September)
This legendary monthly event returns on the 1st of September to take you on a culinary and visual journey with artwork by local and international modern artists, and a delicious five-course menu to be enjoyed alongside a selection of Simonsig’s finest wines. The cost is R425 per person and booking is essential.
Street Food Festival in Woodstock (4th September)
The annual Street Food Festival sounds like something interesting to explore on your date. With a variety of authentic South African street foods, you get to sample a little bit of everything and hopefully try something new. Entrance to the market will cost R100 for the two of you.
Full Moon Beach Gathering (7th September)
Now that it’s spring, it might be a nice idea to take your date night outdoors. This Full Moon gathering is the perfect opportunity to do just that. It takes place at Bloubergstrand and includes a yoga session and meditation. If you’re craving a little more intimacy once the meditation is over however, you and your partner can take a romantic stroll along the beach. Just the two of you.
Steenberg Spa September Special
Looking for some TLC? Relax your mind, body and soul at the Steenberg Spa with QMS Pure Oxygen Facial and Reflexology. The cost is R1150 for 90 minutes, so it’s not the cheapest date night idea but it’s definitely something to consider if you don’t mind splurging a bit this month.
Have you joined our Date Nights Facebook Group? We’d love to have you there to connect and share more date night ideas!