8 of the Best Cape Town Dating Ideas

When you live in South Africa, you are always spoiled for choice on beautiful, exciting, and fun dating experiences. Cape Town happens to be central to so many of these date ideas. From unreal views, the magic of Table Mountain, and stunning beaches, a Cape Town dating experience is something you will always want to remember.

We have compiled 8 of the best Cape Town dating ideas. These ideas are filled with opportunities to make memories, snap some great pictures, and most importantly, have a fantastic time with your date. So find a camera, grab your dates’ hand, and let’s head to The Mother City.

Cape Town Dating Ideas South Africa

Enjoy breathtaking areal views of Cape Town on Table Mountain with your date

Taking in the areal views from the top of Table Mountain makes for a spectacular Cape Town dating experience. Table Mountain is one of the official New7Wonders of Nature, so the views and nature are sure to be spectacularly picture-worthy.

We suggest starting your date by taking the Aerial Cableway to the top. You can also hike up the mountain, which is a cheaper option. But it is considered an intense hike, and the views from the Cableway are magnificent. Make sure to book the afternoon tickets for the Cableway. This way, you have the opportunity to catch the sun going down from the mountain top.

Cape Town Dating Cableway date

Once you reach the top, make sure you spend some time admiring the scenery from the viewpoints. Admiring great scenery and your date at the same time may just be what is needed to take your relationship to the next level.

There is also a store for some retail therapy, and The Wifi Lounge offers food and drink.


Pack a picnic to take to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are considered to be one of the best botanical gardens in the world. The beauty and extraordinary cultivation make this garden something very special to see and experience.

You can stroll around the grounds of the garden or you can pack a picnic to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and company of your date. It is an ideal setting to make beautiful memories with your date and get to know your date better.


Take a mini-road-trip along Chapman’s Peak Drive – An Amazing Cape Town Dating Experience

What better way to carve out memories with your partner than a road trip? And a drive along Chapman’s Peak makes for a mini-road trip packed with possibilities to create special memories with your date.

Chapman's Peak Houtbay

This is a Cape Town dating idea that lets you experience Cape Town at its finest. Let’s set the scene: you and your date are driving along the 9km stretch of road. You are admiring the breathtaking sea views. Maybe you’re chatting about the things that make you excited about a life together. But most importantly, you are just enjoying this adventure in each other’s company. You make a few pit stops in Hout Bay and Noordhoek. These villages offer exciting opportunities for you and your date to explore, eat great food, and experience the splendor of the other side of Table Mountain.


Wander through The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has some of the most interesting activities in Cape Town. If you like your dates to be jam-packed with fun, entertainment, food, activities, and more, then The V&A would be an excellent Cape Town date.

Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium to admire the fishes or take one of the many boat charters out.

Cape Town Dating at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

If you are looking for something more romantic, there is The Cape Wheel. You can gaze over the entirety of The Mother City and snap some incredible views with your date.

If you and your date are foodies, you can wander the V&A FoodMarket, which offers fantastic taste experiences.


Picnic at Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches – one of the most romantic cape town dating ideas!

Our favorite date at Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches is a sunset picnic. It’s easy to make this a memorable date by simply packing a picnic basket with wine, crackers, dessert, and a picnic blanket and heading to the beach at sunset.

Camps Bay Beach

The setting sun over the beach sets the scene for an incredibly romantic date. Enjoy the sunset, the roar of the waves, and each other’s company in one of the most beautiful spots Cape Town has to offer.

There are other alternatives if a seaside date inspires you, such as eating at one of the restaurants near the beaches.

South African beaches offer some of the most rewarding sunsets, and is a sure fire way to get the romance flowing freely between you and your date.


Stroll along The Sea Point Promenade

If an active date sounds like fun to you, then the Sea Point Promenade is the place for you to have your next date. While it can be romantic to stroll The Prom hand in hand, you can also run, cycle, or rollerblade.

Sea Point Promenade

The magnificent sunsets that Cape Town has to offer are greatly enjoyed from The Prom by many people and will be a memorable experience.

You can stroll The Prom, head across the road, and grab a bite to eat, or go to a bar for drinks with your date. 

This date may be a more reasonably priced option than other dating ideas in Cape Town.


Experience rich history at the Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is one of the many historical sites Cape Town offers. And what is more romantic than walking around the grounds of a castle? You can tour the grounds or choose to explore the three museums that the castle is home to.

The Castle is the oldest surviving building in South Africa and was built between 1666 and 1679.

Experience rich history at the Castle of Good Hope