It’s not like anyone needs a reason to kiss their significant other, but make sure to truly celebrate International Kissing Day today properly by setting the mood for a romantic kiss.
Here are some of our top choices for a date night filled with romance, so go ahead and shower your loved one with kisses tonight:
Cosy up next to a fire for dinner
There is something truly romantic about the crackle of a fire in the background when you’re in the company of someone you adore. Add some warmth and comfort to your dinner plans and head to a restaurant with a fireplace. Steal a kiss when no one is watching, or make others blush with your PDA.
Make sure to call ahead to book your table by the fire. We recommend Simon’s Restaurant at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate; there’s possibly no better place to warm you through this winter than by the fireplace at Simon’s. The huge hearth at this hospitable establishment warms the entire restaurant and creates a relaxed and cheery mood.
- Location: Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806
- Website: simons.co.za
- Contact: 021 794 1143 / 021 794 7724
Dinner and a movie – what a classic!
The Pepperclub Hotel has an elegant Odeon Cinema, the perfect spot for a romantic kiss. Unique to the 5-star Cape Town hotel, the retro cinema is perfect for a memorable night out in the city. Offering 29 luxurious cinema seats, the Odeon Cinema is conveniently situated on the ground floor of the hotel adjacent to their private conference and event rooms.
The cinema is available to in-house guests at no charge during their stay, where they can enjoy a range of movies, series or live sporting events. The cinema also hosts the hotel’s popular dinner and movie evenings, which take place every week, where they invite members of the public to join them for the ultimate date night in Cape Town city centre.
Enjoy their dinner and a movie deal for just R265 per person from Monday to Sunday. Have a look at their blockbuster movie line-up and book your special date night.
Bookings are done via the Dineplan widget on their website. Your ticket includes a one-course dinner in their restaurant, the movie and popcorn. Dinner is served at 7pm and the movie starts 8pm.
Peruse the menu to build an appetite.
- Location: Corner of Loop Street and, Pepper St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8005
- Website: pepperclub.co.za
- Contact: 021 812 8888 or book online
Express both your love and creativity at Clay Cafe
Winter means we can’t always rely on nature to paint colour into our lives, but luckily there are a few spots in Cape Town where you can do it yourself.
Whether you and your partner are the epitome of artsy or are looking to have a good laugh and some tasty treats, Cape Town blossoms with creative cafes.
In the city and in Hout Bay are famous creative date spots: the Clay Cafés. These are a fabulous date spots to unlock your love and inner artists. If you’re looking for an ocean vibe, The Pottery has you covered (soon to be in paint) and cocktail-happy. Don’t worry creative lovers, there are even more options for this trope of date choice.
- Houtbay: Clay Cafe, Main Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872
- CBD: 199 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
- Website: claycafe.co.za
- Hout Bay: 076 810 5120
- CBD: 061 917 4191
Glide on ice at GrandWest’s Ice Station
What’s more romantic than gliding on ice together – or slipping and falling on your bums together? An enjoyable couple’s outing, ice skating at GrandWest is guaranteed to set the stage for a romantic kiss. This date night idea can be upgraded to something more lavish with a fancy dinner and wine at one of the GrandWest restaurants.
- Location: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Acacia Park, Cape Town, 7460
- Website: suninternational.com/grandwest/activities/ice-station/
- Contact: 021 535 2260
Warm up with a cup of coffee
Are you and your partner lovers of all things coffee? Then travel to town and back in time as you step into a steam-punk-themed spot that is the tangible form of a coffee connoisseur’s dreams. Dubbed ‘the world’s most luxurious coffee’ and the ‘world’s best coffee shop by the Daily Telegraph, Truth Coffee is well worth its prices. Are you and your date in a film from the early 1800s, navigating the world of coffee from the finest seats? You’ll definitely feel like it.
Their menu also has a few food items if you lovebirds get peckish.
- Location: 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
- Website: truth.capetown
- Contact: 021 201 7000