Dating has become a lot less sexy with fears surrounding Covid-19 ever present. Between masks, sanitising, social distancing and adhering to all safety protocols, there isn’t much room left for romance.

But have you ever thought of a date without leaving the comfort of your car? Cape Town Etc’s Leigh-Ann Londt has a few ideas in mind.

Go-Drive-in movie theatre and food truck roadhouse:


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This location is an ideal place for a date. While being in your car, you and your partner are able to enjoy popcorn, a cooldrink and in some cases on a Thursday, there are food trucks available too. Enjoy all of this while being in the comfort of your own vehicle.

Mr Delivery, Uber eats or a drive-thru:

Order from your favourite restaurant as a takeaway or go through a drive-thru and take a drive along the scenic routes of Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak etc. Choose a private, social distanced spot and park off to enjoy the view and your delicious meal.

Create a movie theatre on wheels: 

If you are wanting to create your own theatre, be sure to pack a basket filled with those sweet delights, enough popcorn and cooldrink, find the best view possible from the mountain tops of Signal Hill or Table Mountain to enjoy the ocean views, make sure your laptop, tablet etc is charged and off you go.

Date spoils inside your vehicle as if you were in a restaurant:

If you want to be really extravagant, transform your vehicle into a portable restaurant.Make use of those cup holders, put your seats down and your feet up, set up some fairy-lights.

A basic picnic:

If you want a really simple and easy picnic but not in the open air, lower the back seats of your vehicle, open the boot and lay a blanket down. Be sure to find a spot with a remarkable view of the ocean side namely, Muizenberg, Blouberg or Signal Hill.

Explore our Mother City’s coastlines:

Take your partner on a humble drive and enjoy the scenic route. There’s no better way to get to know someone than on the open road. Motor along Boyes Drive, Chapman’s Peak, Blouberg, or head out to Strand.

Nature through a window:

Table Bay Nature Reserve, Milnerton Lagoon, Two Rivers Urban Park and Cape Point are great park off places for lovers who enjoy bird and being as close to nature as possible.  with a view of nature while also having a quick bite to eat with some refreshments.

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