Romance is in the air and no matter your budget or taste, we have amazing specials for everybody to enjoy. Whether you’re celebrating a new romance with your crush, or a long-standing relationship, we would like to spoil you this Valentine’s Day.
This day dedicated to love has many stories and versions behind the meaning of it and is said to have its roots in Victorian England and Ancient Rome. The most read version is that of Emperor Claudius II who executed two men, both named Valentine on 14 February of different years in the 3rd century A.D. The one-man that was executed was performing marriage rituals for young lovers in secret. However, he was defying the rulings of emperor Claudius, who then had him killed when he found out. Another version is that of a gentleman called Valentine who was in prison. He allegedly wrote a letter to the jailor’s daughter and signed the note ‘from your Valentine’. Whichever saint this holiday honours, we believe he was kind, gallant and most definitely romantic and all for the true meaning of love.
Celebrate love with City Sightseeing over the Valentine’s Day weekend. The specials below are valid from 12 – 14 February inclusive. So, make a weekend of it, or a full-day outing, and book more than one of the below experiences if you wish.
Canal of Love
Join us on board our Canal Cruise for only R160 for 2 tickets including a breakfast for 2 at the Harbour Bridge Hotel. Hop on the boat at any of the stops along the canal and head towards the Harbour Bridge Hotel to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Spend the day exploring the waterway that links the CBD to the Waterfront with unique views of the that cannot be experienced from the road. Hop off at the Battery Park stop or just enjoy the unique views along the way. Your tickets are valid all day for you to enjoy this experience at your leisure.
Cape Winelands Bus Tour
For only R450 for 2 tickets, take your special person to the wine region of the Constantia Valley for the day. Let our expert drivers take you on this chauffeur-driven tour so that you can enjoy the wine tasting.
Jump onboard our Blue Route bus tour at either stop no. 1 at the V&A Waterfront or stop no. 5 in Loop Street. The tour wraps around the back of Table Mountain, going through the leafy suburbs of Newlands, then meanders along to Constantia.
Hop off at Groot Constantia Wine Farm for the first tasting of the day which is included in the ticket. The tour also includes stops at Eagles Nest and Beau Constantia wine farms.
As this special includes our full Blue Route bus ticket, you can continue to Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Sea Point or return to the Waterfront. We recommend making this a full day out.
Sunset Bus Tour
Signal Hill at sunset
Nothing says romance more than a magical African sunset. Join us on board our famous Red Open Top Double Decker sunset bus tour for only R250 for two tickets. This sunset experience, departing from stop no. 1 at the V&A Waterfront at 18:00 takes you along the Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Towns “Riviera”.
Enjoy the ocean views to the right and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range to the left. Driving passed Bantry Bay, the famous Clifton beaches, and the sandy beaches of Camps Bay, the bus then makes a turn up to Camps Bay Drive, as the sun starts dipping into the ocean we head up to Signal Hill in time for sunset.
Pack a picnic basket and blanket, snack on your favourite nibbles, sip some great South African wine and watch the day turn into night. As the bus returns to the city, watch the night lights twinkle as the city comes to life. The experience lasts approximately 3 hours in total.
Franschhoek Wine Tram
On Valentine’s Day, Sunday, 14th February, we are offering a fantastic special for our full-day wine tour to Franschhoek which includes the wine tram at only R790 for two people. This price includes the transfer to/from the Winelands, the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket on the Tram and the Tram bus, and one wine sampling on the wine tram.
The tour departs from the city in the morning on our luxury air-conditioned coach. On arrival in Franschhoek at the tram station, you have the option to join the hop-on-hop-off wine tram or tram bus. The Franschhoek Valley is known as the Wine & Gourmet Capital of South Africa and offers a variety of estates, from small boutique wineries that cater to those in search of something unique, to large cellars that offer organised tours and conducted tastings. Spend the day at your leisure experiencing the beauty of this region.
All couples booking this Valentine’s Tram tour will automatically stand a chance to win a prize of a 2 night stay for 2 people at the Harbour Bridge Hotel. Winner will be announced on the 14th February
Join us this Valentine’s Day with love and romance in your heart.