Is it time to leave the kids behind and treat your loved one to a dirty weekend in Cape Town? A self-catering apartment or villa may just offer the getaway you need. Let your hair down when you have the freedom knowing the kids are taken care of and Fido is fed.
Enjoy some of the dirty spoils Cape Town has on offer!
Get your feet dirty
If you plan your weekend escape well, you can wow your loved one with full moon hike up Lion’s Head. You may really get dirty on your hike, but you will also enjoy rediscover the city light and stars reflected in your loved one’s eyes.
Ride the dirt tracks
When last have the two of you taken a bike ride together? Hire mountain bikes and take to some of the Cape’s best dirt tracks to test your love.
Dust it off
There is nothing like soaking up the sun on a sandy beach, and you and your loved one can enjoy a quiet morning warming up next to the lapping waters of Camps Bay or Clifton. Rekindle your camaraderie by towelling the sand from your loved one’s legs.
Feast ’till you’re dirty
Feasting on a lobster is a great way of getting really dirty. Panama Jacks has been on Quay 500 in Cape Town’s harbour since 1989 – even before the V&A Waterfront has been developed. This restaurant complex offer scrumptious seafood dishes and you can choose a live lobster to be cooked while you wait.
Dirty Boots is an adventure tour guide company that can arrange any activity which will result in you and your loved one, err, getting your boots dirty. Share an early morning gallop on horseback on the beach or ride together along Chapman’s Peak on a Harley-Davidson to satisfy you and your partner’s need for speed. Go kayaking, kite surfing, kloofing or karting to get the adrenalin pumping.
One of Cape Town’s newest attractions is the Zip Line Adventures at the Silvermist Mountain Lodge and Wine Estate on Constantia Nek. Take a leap of faith with your partner on this 2,3 kilometre adrenaline pumping zip line, while marvelling at Cape Town’s stunning natural surroundings. Dirty Boots can arrange your fun activity which will reaffirm that you can always count on your partner.
If you and your loved one share a passion for giving back, you can get your hands dirty by volunteering at any project which is close to your heart in the Mother City. While there are countless causes, non-profit organisations, community initiatives and NGOs all looking for people willing to lend a helping hand; it’s probably best to register with Volunteer Centre and find a cause where you and your partner’s skills are needed.
When you plan your weekend accommodation in Cape Town, look no further for upmarket, luxury accommodation in the Mother City.