Cupid is visiting Paarl during the Month of Love !

Laborie Estate

Treat your Valentine to a night among the vines at Laborie Estate this February.

Our 4-star luxury rooms offer the perfect tranquil hideaway in the heart of the Cape Winelands – only 40 minutes from Cape Town! Unwind by the pool with beautiful views over the majestic mountains or take a walk through the sprawling vineyards and listen to the sounds of nature.

Laborie Estate is the perfect one-stop getaway. Besides our superbly-appointed accommodation and the natural beauty of the Estate, we offer two world-class restaurants and our exclusive Taillefert Wine Tasting venue in the Manor House.

For bookings and enquiries contact +27 (0) 21 897 3095 or

Cascade Country Manor

11 February – 15 February 2018

Cascade Country Manor is offering a “Couples Massage & Head Massage (10 minutes) at the Waterfall followed by a picnic next to the river inclusive of a bottle of MMC and a Cascade Platter for two which includes a selection of cold meats and cheeses with home baked bread especially for those that wants to do something extra special on Valentine’s Day.

Cost is R2000 per couple.

Limited space is available. Bookings can be done at +27 (0) 21 868 0227/

Afrikaanse Taalmonument: Valentine’s Picnic Concert

14 February 2018/ 19:30 – 22:00

Ernie Smith will cherish and charm picnickers on Valentine’s Day at Language Monument

Red carpet and fairy lights await loved ones on a balmy summer’s evening

Valentine’s Day means there’s even more love in the air at the Language Monument as afro-jazz singer Ernie Smith and the Sean D Band will quicken the heart rates with their soothing sounds. So bring your loved ones and join us for a lovely, chic picnic under the starry Paarl skies on 14 February 2018. Moreover, guests will enter the Garden Theatre on a red carpet before settling on the soft grass where sparkling fairy lights will illuminate a magical evening. The occasion is also heart-warming in another respect as a part of the income is in aid of the monument’s “Let’s Read!” literacy project for children.

Tickets are available in advance at the Language Monument or Computicket at R150 per adult, R140 for students and R70 for children under 13; they can also be bought at the gate.

Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothing. Safe parking is available and entry is controlled. Unfortunately no dogs or fires are allowed.

For further information, call +27 (0) 21 863 0543/4809 or visit and

eat @ Simonsvlei – Valentines Day Menu

14 February 2018/ 18:30 onwards

Cost R265 per person for a 3-course and R220 per person for a 2-course

For reservations contact +27 (0) 21 863 3845 or


Salmon Phyllo Cups – Salmon, Feta and Spinach quiche


Mussels in Garlic White Wine Cream Sauce


Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms


300gr Sirloin Steak with Cheddar Biltong Sauce and Baby Potatoes


Seafood Platter for two: Deep Fried Hake, 6 Grilled Prawns, 10 Half Shell Mussels, Rice, Chips, Salad, Tartare Sauce


Chicken Cordon Bleu-Stuffed with Ham and Mozzarella Cheese, Cheese Sauce and French Fries


Strawberry Cheesecake and Ice Cream


Amarula Chocolate Mousse

Tea/ Coffee

Wiesenhof Bistro & Restaurant at Boschenmeer Golf Estate – Valentine’s Day Dinner

14 February 2018/ 18:00 – 22:00

We will provide live entertainment for an incredible romantic evening. Arrival drink will be served and a special wine menu will be available.

Cost is R269 per person

There will be limited seating. Book your table in advance at +27 (0) 21 863 2767 or

+27 (0)21 863 1209 or

Entrance at Security Gate 1, Boschenmeer, Paarl.

Le Bonheur Reptile Adventure Park

February 2018

Monday till Sunday

At Le Bonheur we celebrate Valentine’s throughout February! Order a picnic basket for two packed with special goodies to enjoy in our waterfront garden – or on a rowboat! Enjoy one free reptile encounter with each “Picnic Basket for two offering”.

Book at

Cost is R450 for two persons – includes a bottle of wine and fishing benefit, and one free reptile encounter.

Berg River Brewery

14 February/ 18:30

All you need is love and this you will find with your special person at Berg River Brewery on Valentine’s Day.

Join them for a “jol” including a three course dinner and a glass of bubbly.

Cost is R200 per person and ticket sales is at the Brewery.

For more information contact +27 (0) 21 871 1390.

Ramp up the romance at Nederburg on Valentine’s Day

Nederburg is set to seduce lovers and tantalise taste buds this Valentine’s Day (14 February) with fabulous wine, sexy food and acoustic musical entertainment, all carefully devised to turn the romance to the highest setting.

The winery’s manor house restaurant, The Red Table, has a host of offerings available, from a three-course dinner with musical entertainment, to picnics and tapas.

Chef Edmore Ruzoza’s sensuous dinner spread on the evening of Valentine’s Day, offered at R370 per person (excluding service charge), starts with a glass of Nederburg’s refreshingly crisp bubbly, Première Cuvée Brut, to whet your appetite.

The starter course is a choice of tian of lemon-thyme poached prawn, smoked snoek, vin blanc calamari and avocado; or falafel with marinated bocconcini, confit tomato and asparagus salad.

For the main course, select between fresh line fish, steamed broccoli, exotic mushrooms, lime capers beurre blanc and plum tomatoes; slow-braised lamb shoulder, red onion, sweet potato lyonnaise, fine beans and red wine jus; or roasted cauliflower, basil pesto, feta and aubergine roulade served with zucchini fries.

Dessert comes in the form of chocolate fondant with orange ice cream and mixed berry compote, or Noble Late Harvest crème brûlée served with fresh berries and apricot biscotti.

A large selection of Nederburg’s award-winning wines, offered at an extra cost, will be available to guests to enjoy with their meal. Guests are encouraged to ask their waitron for suitable wine and food pairings to make this dining occasion truly memorable.

The popular Zest musical trio featuring Lisa Brits on the harp, Louisa Theart on the flute and Ariella Caira on the cello, will set an enchanting atmosphere with a curated selection of both classical and modern melodies. They will also be taking requests from guests.

Valentine’s Day dinner at The Red Table will be served from 18:00 until late.  The restaurant will offer its a la carte menu for lunch from 12:00 to 16:00 on 14 February.

To secure a booking, please contact The Red Table on 021 877 5155 or send an e-mail to  Pre-payment is required to confirm a dinner reservation. Pre-booking for lunch is also advised.


For those who prefer an al fresco Valentine’s experience, from Tuesday, 13 February to Friday, 16 February, The Red Table is also planning special picnic baskets of tasty delights served under the shady trees. This option, available for lunch between 12:00 and 16:00, includes a delicious selection of savoury and sweet treats, as well as mineral water, and costs R550 per couple. Wine to enjoy with the picnic can be purchased at an additional cost from the restaurant or the Visitor’s Centre located a short walk away from the manor house. Picnic baskets need to be pre-ordered and paid for 24 hours ahead.

Alternatively, visit The Red Table between 16:00 and 20:00 on Friday, 16 February for a scrumptious selection of Spanish-style tapas to enjoy with Nederburg’s wines while watching the sun set over the vineyards. This is on offer every Friday up until the end of March.

Nederburg contact details:

Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl

Tel: +27 21 862 3104


The Red Table restaurant contact details:

Tel: +27 21 877 5155