Romantic Picnic Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Cape Town


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate with your significant other than a romantic picnic for two in beautiful Cape Town? With its stunning landscapes, breathtaking views, and delicious food, Cape Town is the perfect setting for a romantic picnic. In this article, we’ll share some of the best picnic spots in Cape Town, ideas on how to do a picnic set up for 2, what food to bring and how to choose the perfect wine to pair with your food. 

How to Set Up a Romantic Picnic?

A romantic picnic setup for two doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can create a beautiful and intimate setting for you and your partner to enjoy. Here are some tips to help you set up the perfect romantic picnic:

Choose the Right Location for Your Romantic Picnic

The first step to setting up a romantic couple picnic is choosing the right location. There is an abundance of romantic places in Cape Town, from beaches and parks to mountains and vineyards. Consider your partner’s preferences and choose a spot that will be meaningful to both of you.

Romantic picnic - Couple sitting outdoors in the mountains

Create a Comfortable Seating Area for Your Romantic Picnic

To ensure that you and your partner are as comfortable as possible, remember to bring along a comfortable and ideally cushioned picnic blanket that you can lie down on and enjoy your delightful meal. A couple of soft pillows would help to make the setting even cosier and comfortable.

In the case of planning an indoor picnic, where the ambience can be meticulously curated, you have the wonderful opportunity to fashion a truly cosy and inviting seating area using an array of plush cushions and soft blankets.

Set the Mood with Lighting for Your Romantic Picnic

Lighting plays a pivotal role in setting the right mood and ambience, especially when it comes to creating a romantically enchanting atmosphere. For this reason, it is highly recommended to incorporate some elements that emanate a gentle, cosy glow into your romantic picnic arrangement. One option to achieve this is by including a collection of beautifully lit candles or delicately twinkling fairy lights, effortlessly casting a soft, warm radiance around your picnic area.

Romantic Lighting

If you happen to be organising an evening picnic, you might consider integrating a couple of lanterns into your lighting scheme to ensure an added level of brightness and luminosity, guaranteeing that every moment of your romantic picnic is visually mesmerising.

Add Some Personal Touches for Your Romantic Picnic

To enhance the overall experience and make your romantic picnic undeniably remarkable, take a moment to think about including a personalised element that reflects the connection that you and your partner have.

A framed photo of a memorable moment you two shared, a heartfelt love letter, or a thoughtful gift can add just that little bit of extra thoughtful love to the evening.

Romantic Indoor Picnic Ideas

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, or you prefer a more intimate setting, you can plan a romantic indoor picnic. Here are some ideas to help you create the perfect indoor picnic:

Create a Cosy Fort

Building a fort is a fun and romantic way to create a cosy indoor picnic setting. You can use blankets, sheets, and pillows to create a fort in your living room and add some fairy lights and candles for a romantic touch.

Set Up a Picnic Table

If you have a small balcony or patio, you can set up a picnic table for two. You can use a small table or even a coffee table and decorate it with a tablecloth, candles, and flowers, which will create an intimate and romantic picnic setting.

Indoor Picnic Table Setup with Couple

Have a Movie Night Picnic

For a unique twist on a traditional romantic picnic, you can have a movie night picnic. Set up a projector or use your TV to watch a romantic movie while enjoying your picnic, and you can even make some popcorn and bring some movie snacks to complete the experience.

Movie Night Picnic

Outdoor Romantic Picnic Ideas for Couples

If you prefer an outdoor picnic, Cape Town has plenty of beautiful spots to choose from. Here are some of the best picnic spots for couples in Cape Town so that you don’t have to  google ‘romantic picnic spots near me’ or ‘romantic picnic spots in Cape Town’:

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the best romantic picnic places in cape Town; with its stunning views of Table Mountain and a variety of plants and flowers, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic picnic. You can bring your own picnic basket or purchase food and drinks from the on-site restaurant.

Romantic Picnic - Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Signal Hill

Signal Hill offers breathtaking views of the city and is a popular spot for picnics. You can drive up to the top or take a short hike to reach the picnic area. Bring a blanket and some snacks and enjoy a romantic picnic while watching the sunset over the city.

Romantic picnic - Signal Hill

Bloubergstrand Beach

Bloubergstrand Beach is a beautiful and less crowded beach in Cape Town, and it’s the perfect spot for a romantic picnic by the ocean. It also has an incredible view of Table Mountain, so it’s an excellent spot to catch the sunset and snap a few meaningful memories with your significant other. We recommend bringing a beach umbrella if it’s a hot day and a few blankets to sit on.

Romantic picnic - Bloubergstrand Beach

What Food is Good for a Romantic Picnic?

No picnic is complete without delicious food and wine. When planning a romantic picnic, it’s important to choose food that is easy to transport, doesn’t require too much preparation, and is still delicious. Here are some ideas for romantic picnic food:

Finger Foods and Snacks

Finger foods and snacks are perfect for a romantic picnic. They are easy to eat and don’t require any utensils. You can bring a variety of fruits, cheese, crackers, and nuts to create a beautiful and tasty platter. You can also add some delicious dips, such as hummus or tzatziki, for some extra flavour.

Cheese Platter for Two

Sandwiches and Wraps

Sandwiches and wraps are another great option for a picnic as they are easy to make and can be customised to your partner’s preferences. You can make them the night before and pack them in a cooler to keep them fresh. Don’t forget to bring some chips or crisps to go with them.

Don’t Forget Desserts for Your Romantic Picnic

No romantic picnic is complete without a sweet treat. You can bring some pre-made desserts, such as cupcakes or brownies, or make your own. Chocolate-covered strawberries are a classic and romantic option that is easy to make and transport. 

Choosing The Perfect Wine for Your Romantic Picnic

When it comes to choosing a nice bottle of wine for your romantic picnic, the HER Wines Collection offers a variety of options to suit your taste. Whether you prefer a crisp and refreshing white wine or a bold and medium-bodied red, HER Wines has something for everyone. Here is a list of our incredible wines, along with their tasting notes and pairing recommendations, so you can perfectly match a bottle of wine with your chosen picnic foods.

  • HER Wines Sauvignon Blanc is a zesty, fruity, crowd-pleaser with flavours of pineapple, passion fruit, and lemon, which is best served chilled. Pairs beautifully with grilled chicken, crunchy salads and fresh seafood.
  • HER Wines Chenin Blanc is an excellent option for a bold, flavourful wine with tropical fruit aromas and flavours of yellow apple, green melon, and white pear that’s guaranteed to delight and impress. Pairs impeccably well with cheese platters, pasta salads, fresh salads and light curries.
  • HER Wines Pinotage leaves a lasting impression on the palate with its luscious, red berry flavours and spicy, fragrant undertones. Pairs well with meat platters and spicy dishes.
  • HER Wines Shiraz is a medium-bodied red wine that is sure to impress. This offering features deep and dark berry flavours and touches of vanilla and spice, resulting in a captivating, complex wine. It is medium-bodied and possesses depth, leaving a long-lasting impression on the palate. Pairs nicely with a juicy steak or hearty beef casserole.
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No matter which wine you choose from the HER Wines Collection, you can be confident that it will add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your romantic picnic, no matter what food you choose to go with it.

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Buy HER Wines for Your Romantic Picnic

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