Oysters and Champagne at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s Murano Bar There are few more sultry matches than oysters and bubbly, and this stylish city centre hotel’s in-house bar claims the sort of opulent surrounds that are perfectly befitting for this luxurious combination.

Decked out in royal purples and boasting rich velvet curtains and ornate furnishings, the circular watering hole – it’s named for the 20000 crystal links from Murano that dangle from the ceiling – treats starry-eyed couples to freshly shucked West Coast molluscs (either chilled or tempura fried) alongside an assortment of authentic French Champagnes (Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon and Tribaut).

Date Night, every Tuesday, sees the chic and trendy eatery get a romantic make over for the night, just to treat all the couples in Cape Town.

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Francois van Binsbergen and the team behind Wine Flies are happy to tailor make a memorable tour for you.

Movies at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema Spruce up the traditional Ster-Kinekor movie date and take in a film together at this charming open-air cinema atop Long Street’s innovative Grand Daddy Hotel.

Nestled between vintage Airstream trailers – it’s the world’s only rooftop trailer park – and boasting views of the twinkling CBD skyline, the alfresco theatre screens cult classics and old favourites (think flicks like Dirty Dancing, Amélie and Pretty Woman) every Monday evening under the starry night’s sky.

The ticket price includes a welcome drink, popcorn and a mixed bag of sweets, and in winter, guests are given hot chocolate and warm blankets to cuddle under.

More importantly though, all of the food on the nightly changing menu is made with love.

You won’t find any bastardised pizzas or imitation pastas (think spaghetti bolognaise) on the blackboard; rather, you can expect antipasta platters piled high with imported meats and cheeses, handmade pasta fresca (fresh pasta), homemade Sicilian sausage, Campari cocktails, short espressos and desserts freshly baked according to long-standing family recipes.

Book your seats on one of the following: a scheduled tour that visits five wine estates in and around Stellenbosch; the whale, wine and wors adventure along Hermanus and the Elgin Valley; the journey through the Forgotten Route in Matjiesfontein.

If you want something a bit more intimate you can plan a private tour for just you and your special someone.

Nevertheless, despite the breadth of alternatives available, when it come to arranging a top-notch date with a prospective sweetheart (or even a long-term partner), it can be a challenge to come up with an original fail-proof plan.