“How do I love thee, let me count the ways,” Shakespeare once asked. Paarl and Wellington are offering countless ways to romance your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Although the traditional romantic gestures of a picnic, dinner and chocolates might be enough, you can also opt for an action-packed adventure or animal encounter to spice things up.
Located a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town, these historic Boland towns can add impact to your Valentine’s excursions. The incredible scenic beauty and rural tranquillity will add a dreamy quality to a memorable date, not to mention incredible Insta-likes.
Try a picnic for two on the lawns of an impressive manor house or boutique winery, old school glamour at an exquisite cocktail bar or a pampering spa treatment. Alternatively, a scintillating dining experience at a historic family restaurant, a glitzy polo estate, a rustic winery or trendy bistro might do the trick, while a special food and wine pairing or wine tasting experience might tick all the right boxes.
You can also literally take your date’s breath away during a tandem skydive highlighting the spectacular winelands scenery. For the more actively inclined, a fun run at one of South Africa’s most spectacular golf estates might be a quirky idea for date night. A visit to a rose farm is guaranteed to impress. Special Valentine’s accommodation offers will allow you and your partner to spend quality time in tranquil surroundings.