With much pressure on creating a special occasion, there is no need to worry: Stellenbosch has got you covered with many options that will suit a variety of tastes.
With so many wine farms to choose from, you can pick and choose just the right experience for you. Head on over to Boschendal for their Valentine’s Night Market, and put together a lovely basket full of scrumptious food and enjoy a picnic together. If you want to be a knight in shining armour, book a horseback ride, or even a private carriage drive.
Treat yourself and your loved one to a relaxing, romantic spa experience. Head on out of town into the valley of The Hydro – book some spa treatments, enjoy a swim in their pools, or sit outside amidst the mountains. Nourish your body with nutritious good food and return to your normal life relaxed and rejuvenated.
Italians are known for romance, good food, and living the good life. In Dorp Street you will find Stellenbosch’s little Italia: Asta La Pasta. A family owned restaurant with traditional Italian food, set in an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Sit outside in the courtyard, and delve into a delicious pasta or pizza, and definitely a tiramisu to share.
What is a celebration without some sparkling wine or MCC? At JC Le Roux there is a lovely, unique way to drink some bubbles: book their Nougat Experience. Featuring 4 different kinds of bubbles, each paired with Roses handmade nougat, it is definitely something out of the ordinary. On their MCC tasting, you’ll also get to witness a ceremonial sabrage (the opening of a champagne bottle with a saber).
Enjoy the warm weather with a romantic movie at Galileo’s open air cinema. The movie About Time will be screened at Nooitgedacht Estate on Valentine’s Day. Bring your picnic blanket, buy some delicious food from the on-site vendors and sit back underneath the stars and fall in love all over again.
On a budget?
If you’ve got the love, but not the cash why not make up your own basket of nibbles, buy your favourite bottle of wine and hike up any of the Stellenbosch mountains. Look out at the vista and nibble on snacks with your loved one. All in all, it’s about being together and celebrating each other.