5 TOP PLACES IN CAPE TOWN TO CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY
A wedding anniversary is a special occasion that calls for a lavish celebration. When it comes to romantic anniversary ideas, Cape Town has a lot to boast about. Whether you are celebrating your 1-year anniversary or 50th anniversary there are a myriad of romantic spots in Cape Town that are just perfect to make your special occasion truly memorable.
If you are searching for exciting anniversary ideas for him or romantic anniversary ideas for her you are bound to find a range of fun things to do in Cape Town for couples. From idyllic weekend getaway spots and romantic restaurants in Cape Town to a range of fascinating, exciting and relaxing activities – our anniversary date ideas guide has something for every couple in any life stage.
ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN CAPE TOWN
When it comes to romantic date night restaurants, Cape Town is the place to be. The Mother City is a dining oasis and finding inspiration for the best anniversary date ideas is never hard when considering the many different places, each with a unique menu and ambiance. One of the top picks on our list is Kloof House, which is situated at the foot of Cape Town’s vibrant Kloof Street. Raised above a fairy-lit garden, this enigmatic restaurant, which has made a name for itself in a magnificent, yet intimate, Victorian house, offers the perfect atmosphere for romantic occasions like anniversaries.
Guests are transported to another world and time in the establishment’s collection of interesting rooms and spaces, each bursting with a character of its own. Whether you’d like to celebrate your anniversary with a romantic candlelit dinner in one of the dining rooms or raise a glass under the trees on a balmy summer evening, you and your significant other are bound to be pleasantly surprised. Kloof House is not only a visual feast but promises to delight the palate too. The restaurant’s brasserie-style menu is the expression of the chef’s love for creating delicious meals with a consciousness of where and how the ingredients are sourced. Driven by a passion to bring people together over feasts and great conversation, Kloof House offers the ideal backdrop to celebrate the love, connection and companionship that have brought you to this special milestone.
ROMANTIC HOTELS IN CAPE TOWN
Attention to detail, elegance and an outstanding reputation are what set the Victoria & Alfred Hotel apart as one of the Mother City’s finest establishments – a superior choice for couples in search of first-class, romantic accommodation in Cape Town. The hotel’s ageless beauty is encapsulated in its stylish blend of history, going back to 1904, with its modern luxury.
Located in the very heart of the internationally acclaimed V&A Waterfront with some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour and Table Mountain, this sophisticated retreat ranks high among the most romantic places in Cape Town. A reputation earned not only by its impeccable style, but the vast range of world-class dining options and the renowned Sanctuary Signature Spa where guests can relax and enjoy a range of exclusive treatments that harness a wealth of indigenous botanicals from fynbos found on the slopes of Table Mountain.
ACTIVITIES FOR COUPLES IN CAPE TOWN
When it comes to romantic things to do in Cape Town, couples are spoilt for choice. But very few of these experiences come close to celebrating your everlasting love for each other on board the 65ft Only One luxury yacht. Cruising along the scenic Cape Town coastline on board the Only One brings a certain renewed appreciation for the beautiful things in life, including the loyalty and companionship of a soulmate.
Just as unique as your life together, you can tailor your celebration to your liking. Whether you prefer to enjoy the picturesque views of Cape Town from the bow with the brisk Atlantic breeze blowing through your hair, relax in your air-conditioned cabin sipping on your choice of beverage, drop anchor in front of The Grand or Clifton beach and go for a swim or zip pass Robben Island leaving Table Mountain in the distance – the choice is yours.
And, if one day on this spectacularly crafted vessel isn’t enough, book an overnight charter and cruise further away from familiar waters and the lights of the city. Here, after a romantic dinner, you can stargaze under the moonlight and enjoy a comfortable night's rest in luxury. After waking to uninterrupted views of the Atlantic ocean and enjoying breakfast, your adventure of a lifetime together continues.
ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN CAPE TOWN
The Mother City is a wonderful place but exploring her surroundings adds a whole new perspective to the Western Cape’s beauty. With so many magnificent places around Cape Town, you don’t have to go far to find a romantic hideaway that’s perfect to make a weekend of your anniversary celebrations. One such place is Jordan Wines.
Located amidst lush vineyards with panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and the Stellenbosch Mountains, Jordan Wines is arguably one of the most romantic places in Cape Town. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to award-winning wines, which the owners have been making on their 164-hectare hillside property since 1993. Made according to Classic Burgundian methods, the barrel-fermented white wines are exceptional. These are paired perfectly with a dish from top chef George Jardine’s kitchen, which, on a lovely summer’s day, is best enjoyed outside on the patio.
As one of the first signature chef eateries in the beautiful Cape Winelands, Jordan Restaurant is arguably one of the most romantic restaurants in Cape Town. The picturesque setting is complemented by world-class cuisine – unique smoky, smouldering country flavours brought to life in a barrelfish smoker and wood-fired oven. A day at Jordan Wines is drawn to a perfect conclusion in one of the estate’s luxury suites boasting spectacular views of the vineyards and Stellenbosch mountains – a heavenly retreat ideal to celebrate an anniversary in style.
VISIT A SHIMANSKY JEWELLERY SHOWROOM
A wedding anniversary is a celebration of a love that stands the test of time – something truly rare and valuable, much like the timeless beauty of a diamond. It’s therefore only fitting to include a visit to one of the world-famous Shimansky jewellery showrooms as one of our top anniversary ideas.
Conveniently situated in the Clock Tower Precinct at Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront, the Shimansky Diamond Experience and Jewellery Showroom at the Clock Tower offer a unique opportunity for local and international couples to discover the fascinating world of diamonds.
A personal guided tour of Shimansky’s diamond cutting and polishing factory, as well as the jewellery-manufacturing workshop, offers a fascinating glimpse of the creation of Shimansky’s jewellery designs. Here, couples can leisurely browse Shimansky’s timeless diamond and tanzanite jewellery collections and perhaps acquire a creation to commemorate their special milestone.
Shimansky’s stunning new sophisticated V&A Showroom on the upper level of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre is another of our top anniversary activities for couples in Cape Town. Adding to the already-dazzling world of Shimansky, this expanded and enhanced showroom offers visitors a glimpse behind the scenes of the journey of every Shimansky diamond, showcasing the fascinating cutting, polishing and setting process. Couples in search of a unique anniversary gift can browse Shimansky’s full range of iconic, world-famous jewellery items on display.
Visitors have the opportunity to select a unique stone from a wide array of GIA-graded loose diamonds and tanzanite and collaborate with one of Shimansky’s designers to bring a bespoke jewellery item to life. The meticulously-curated new space also offers a private diamond consultation for clients who want a more intimate, private jewellery buying experience.
For a one-of-a-kind wedding anniversary celebration, we invite you to visit a Shimansky store in Cape Town and Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton.