7 Unusual Date Ideas in & Around Cape Town

7 Unusual Date Ideas in & Around Cape Town

Looking for something different to spice up your next date? Maybe you’re wanting to create an unforgettable first date experience? Here are some fun and unusual date ideas guaranteed to keep the vibe alive.

1. Rollercade, Battery Park V&A Waterfront

R150 for 2 hours including rental of skates and safety gear.

On the FOMO APP, you can get a 2-hour skating session for R100 instead of R150 (Tuesday-Thursday), best of all the FOMO App is FREE:


Disco lights, 80’s tunes and a lot of hand-holding as you get comfortable skating around this parking lot turned funky roller skating rink. Although a little unstable at first, after 30mins you’ll be comfortably dancing and singing along on skates ready to book your next session! There’s also a games arcade, pool table and lounge area where you can take a break. 

Snacks and drinks are limited to vending machines so you’ll want to factor that into your plans and don’t forget to bring your own socks! Booking is essential: https://rollercade.co.za/

7 Unusual Date Ideas in & Around Cape Town

2. Saturday salsa night, Al Forno, Cape Quarter

R100 entrance includes a pizza or pasta

Pizza, pasta and salsa, what’s not to love? Dust off your dancing shoes and join in on this Saturday Salsa Social at Il Forno restaurant. All levels are welcome, whether you’re a salsa pro or absolute beginner you’re in for a night of fun, food and new friends. What’s more romantic than sexy salsa vibes?

De Waterkant has loads of cute bars to check out once you’ve salsa’d your pizza off. https://www.facebook.com/sensagria

3. Gate 69 Cabaret Theatre, Bree Street

Tickets starting at R390

Bree Street’s very own Broadway! Get dressed up and hit the red carpet of the Purple Palace on Bree for a totally different date night experience. Think intimate, cabaret, burlesque, drag show, musical comedy extravaganza. If you’re up for a good laugh and some serious entertainment, this different date night is for you.

Bree street is the perfect place to pub hop after the show starting at the Gate 69 downstairs bar! https://gate69.co.za/

If you suffer from the fear of missing out, download the FOMO APP and you will be able to see all restaurant and events specials in your area:

4. Hot Yoga Class, Yoga Life, De Waterkant

R160/person per class

This yoga class will take the term hot date to another level. Although beginner friendly, be warned that this is an extremely sweaty affair, one you’ll certainly be talking about for months to come. If the hot class feels a little too much, you can opt for one of their non-heated classes too. 

Yoga is an awesome activity to foster deeper connection with yourself and in turn others. https://yogalife.co.za/

5. SUP Cape Town, V&A Waterfront

Starting at R150 for 30mins

Download the FOMO APP and you will get to SUP around the Waterfront for 1 HOUR for only R150 instead of R220 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Paddle around the canals and see the city from a totally different angle. An awesome active date idea to scout out where you’ll go for dinner or drinks afterward. Paddle past the One and Only and back to the CTICC seeing everything in between. 

If you’re stable enough you shouldn’t get wet so you’ll be good to walk straight over to the V&A waterfront for sundowners. https://supcapetown.co.za/

6. Abseil down Table Mountain

R700 per couple

Take a leap of faith with your partner at 1000m above sea level! Sheer cliffs, panoramic views of the atlantic ocean and heart racing adrenaline – a pretty cool combo for an unusual date experience.

Do it for the thrill or do it for the ‘gram – this is a photo opportunity you won’t want to miss! https://abseilafrica.co.za/

7. Indoor rock climbing at City Rock, Paarden Island

Starting at R110/person for a day pass

The ultimate date for those competitive couples, why not challenge each other to a climb off! WIth loads of different climbing activities as well as an entire gym and yoga studio, City Rock is the perfect date location for the fitspo couples looking for a challenge. 

If you’re a total beginner they have some great intro course options to get you started too. https://cityrock.co.za/capetown/


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